Water Cycle Management Studies
Water Cycle Management Studies are a study that addresses the management of stormwater, wastewater, site and development specific pollutants or contaminants, and erosion and sediment control for a specific development proposal. In the context of the Sydney drinking water catchment the WCMS needs to show that the proposed development and management measures can achieve a NorBE. NorBE is an abbreviation for the Neutral or beneficial effect test on water quality.
Harris Environmental capabilities include:
Assess stormwater quality impacts and design treatment measures appropriate for the scale and nature of development, whether it is urban, agriculture or commercial.
Use MUSIC (Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation) to assess development proposals and design Water Sensitive Urban Design stormwater treatment measures such as bioretention basins, grass swales, sediment basins and wetlands.