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WSP Opus young gun wins Stormwater Professional of the Year Award

9 May 2019 Chloe Brigden

Stormwater Josh Irvine

WSP Opus water expert Josh Irvine has been recognised for his ground-breaking work by the industry, receiving the highly regarded Young Stormwater Professional of the Year Award at last week’s Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference in Auckland.

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How & why stormwater asset owners should take-action for community safety

24 April 2019 Chloe Brigden

our findings and suggested actions

Saturday 3 June 2017, a young girl in Favona, South Auckland lost her life in an incident involving an uncovered roadside catchpit. The incident marked the second catchpit fatality in five-years - following the death of a man in Wellington.

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Can we improve Auckland’s most polluted waterway?

24 April 2019 Chloe Brigden

Stormwater conference 2019 WSP Opus

Until recently, there has been no set tool or process that can objectively assess and evaluate the suitability of Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs) in the field of stormwater management. Now, a new methodology devised by WSP Opus and Auckland Council can assess GPTs as a retrofit opportunity at sub-catchment levels. The methodology is currently being tested in Wairau Valley, Auckland - but could be rolled out across wider New Zealand.

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Improvement project delivers world class facility

22 November 2018 Kate Palmer

BMX

Keen amateur and professional BMX riders now have a world class track thanks to work carried out by WSP Opus for the NZ Transport Agency.
 
The construction of the new North Harbour BMX facility is part of the Northern Corridor Improvements project.
 
North Harbour BMX is one of three sports clubs (along with Rosedale Pony Club and Harbour Hockey) that has been relocated by the Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project team to make way for the new motorway.
 
For Maree Drury, Technical Principal – Planning, the project has involved pulling many different threads together to bring the vision to life.
 
WSP Opus had around 10 designers working on the year-long project, along with contaminated site specialists, planners and stormwater experts.

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