Next Water delegates have the exclusive opportunity to see Australia’s largest smart blue-green infrastructure R&D project in action.

Located in Bicentennial Park in a 40 hectare, fully irrigated parkland in Sydney Olympic Park, the SIMPaCT project – Smart Irrigation Management for Cool Parks and Towns – is working to reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect by maximising the transpiration cooling provided by plants. The project uses smart sensing technology and artificial intelligence to optimise irrigation of the entire parkland.

The technology is designed to create an autonomous natural urban air conditioning system that knows when it will be hot and how to adjust water management throughout a complex landscape to cool the area inside and around the park.

Led by Western Sydney University, SIMPaCT is funded by the Digital Restart Fund of the NSW Government and Sydney Water, and brings together universities, government agencies and industry.

Next Water, Australia’s leading scientific and technical conference on research and innovation, will be held in Sydney on February 22nd and 23rd. The event will bring together water industry professionals and academics from across Australia.

Register now for Next Water to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity and join the lunch hour walking tour where SIMPaCT project partners will demonstrate how science and industry are working together to deliver innovative and effective urban cooling solutions.

The tour is strictly limited to 50 delegates to ensure maximum participation. If you have already registered for Next Water please email Jessica Burgess to add the walking tour to your ticket, free of charge.