Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.94
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date July 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 2.00 Sustainability Team
Infrastructure Services and Development
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

• Rainwater Harvesting in several facilities across Tasmania (660kL capacity) with rainwater being used for toilet flushing mainly.
• Rainwater Harvesting system at Inveresk Architecture Building has just been connected to infrastructure at the Fine Furniture Building to enable the watering of the newly installed student communal food source garden beds via rainwater.
• Mass planting at Newnham Campus to re-establish riparian zone vegetation to decrease the amount of run-off into Newnham Creek by maximising groundwater absorption and via evapotranspiration.
• Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) wetlands installed in the TUU car park at Sandy Bay Campus to slow down, filter and evapotranspirate stormwater run-off, to minimise and clean water entering the stormwater drainage system that empties into the Derwent River.

LID practices are normally considered by project managers/steering committees of new build projects

A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information provided by the University of Tasmania Contracted Services Administrator (Grounds and Maintenance).
Rainwater storage capacity from data collected by Infrastructure Services and Development for TEFMA reporting

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