Sydney Central

Event Details

ATA Sydney Central branch meeting - Sustainable Water for the Home – Mark Liebman
October 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm

When: Monday 10 October 2016, 6:00pm for a 6:30-7:30pm start.
Where: Interface head office and showroom, 101 Chalmers St, Surry Hills (click here for a map).

Speaker: Mark Liebman of Sustainability Workshop

Talk summary: Sustainable Water for the Home – Mark Liebman

Mark will cover the following :-

  • The evolution of Sydney as a water sensitive city
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Urban heating cooling and the role water can play in adapting to climate change
  • Rainwater tanks – how to model – go through a tankulator example.
  • Rainwater regulations
  • Grey water – options for reuse and regulations
  • Raingardens
  • Permeable pavers
  • How to integrate it all together

Mark has over 20 years professional experience as a Civil & Environmental Engineer who has operated on the cutting edge for most of that time.  In the early days he worked alongside Michael Mobbs and Ecological Homes and other pioneers to bring Alternative “water” technology into the mainstream.  He butted heads with Sydney Water over the Elambra Estate at Gerringong which was the first Estate to mandate the use of rainwater tanks in NSW.  Since then Mark has helped pioneer stormwater harvesting and the use of bioretention to treat stormwater to a high quality.  He is currently planning the design of his own house on a quarter acre block in the Blue mountains and intends for it to be off grid for both water and energy.  To get his house off grid for water he will need to don his well-worn battle fatigues one more time.

Members and non-members are asked to register by selecting ATTEND at:

Directions and further details:

Please arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.

The Interface head office and showroom is located within the heritage-listed 101 Chalmers Street building in Sydney.  Access from Central Station involves turning right as you leave the Devonshire St exit, and then a short walk with a second, almost immediate right - if you get to to Prince Alfred Park you have gone too far!

Look for a two-storey red brick and sandstone building that adjoins a single-storey library, known as the ‘Railway Institute Building’. Entrance is at the rear of this building that has been faithfully restored and redesigned with stunning interiors, turning it into a showcase of environmental sustainability.  Due to our proximity to Central Station, we encourage attendees to catch public transport to this event as nearby parking is limited.

Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted.

The ATA is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members with information so that they can make well-informed sustainable decisions.

Upcoming Events

Speed Date A Sustainability Expert, Ku-Ring-Gai: Saturday 22 October 2016

Need some professional guidance on your sustainable renovation or new build? Thinking about solar power or efficient water? Redesigning your garden or wanting to create green roof?

Get FREE advice and tips from Australia’s leading green architects and experts on energy efficient products, solar, gardens coming to Ku-Ring-Gai on 22 October. Registrations are required at the website here. We are also in need of members to volunteer on the day to help man the ATA stall at the event. Please contact me if you can be available.

November event of Sydney Central ATA Monday 14 November 2016

Dr. Shaila Divakarla Standards & Technical Manager from Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) will present on the the organisation and the work that it does.  ‘Transforming the actions of business and consumers to drive a substantial increase in the sustainability of consumption.’

After the presentation, ATA Sydney Central branch will have its AGM and election of officers. This will be open only to members of the ATA. We are always keen to get members more involved in the local group and so please feel free to stay and take part.

Thanks for your ongoing support of the ATA Sydney Central Branch.

ATA Sydney Central Branch -Events Coordinator

Graham Hunt

Email Direct to
Phone: 0403 547 457

Visit the ATA website or our ATA Sydney Branch Events Page.


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Created by Doug Rolfe on October 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm. Last modified by Doug Rolfe on October 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm.

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