AECOM Civil and Water Group: music case study
‘With music I am able to put a cost on different stormwater treatments to meet the same water quality criteria. music is a powerful decision making tool for stormwater treatment systems and it has a good graphical interface.’ - Dr Christian Zammit, Principal Environmental Scientist, Water Resource Management, AECOM
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Dr Christian Zammit is the Principal Environmental Scientist - Water Resource Management at the AECOM Civil and Water Group in
Dr Zammit said that AECOM Civil and Water Group applies music in road design projects for Main Roads Western Australia to assist with the challenges associated with stormwater design as well as to achieve Water Sensitive Road Design (WSRD). This includes tackling the issues posed by metal components, an increasingly important consideration in water management.
‘By incorporating metal science and calibrating the metal components into music, this enables me to efficiently test different treatment trains and to demonstrate that stormwater discharged into a catchment meets water quality objectives,’ Dr Zammit said. ‘music provides certainty that the stormwater designs are ecologically sound and that water quality objectives for
AECOM Civil & Water Group,
Wanneroo Road Extension, Perth
AECOM Civil and Water Group in
Dr Christian Zammit, Principal Environmental Scientist - Water Resource Management said that, with the help of music, the stormwater treatment train could be conceptualised, modelled and the efficiency of the treatment train quantified and costed.
‘The end result was a good design of the stormwater treatment system,’ Dr Zammit said. ‘The resulting design met the required standards and was approved by local government, Department of Water and Department of Environment & Conservation.’