Wed, 7 Mar 2018

TESS Seminar

Townsville, Cairns

When: 7 March 18, 4pm -- 5pm

Where: At James Cook University
Room 145.030, Building 145 - Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct, Townsville Campus (via video link)
Room D3.054, Building D3 - The Cairns Institute, Cairns Campus

Playing God: introducing natural hydrological processes back to cities

Presented by Dr Han She Lim from JCU Cairns


Urbanisation has resulted in a host of hydrological problems including flooding and water pollution. This seminar focuses on recent attempts to reduce and manage these problems by re-introducing natural hydrological processes back to urban areas. Some of these attempts include the construction of water-sensitive design elements such as rain gardens and green roofs as well as larger projects involving river and floodplain restoration. The talk will refer to examples from around the world, particularly with reference to the tropics, and assess the effectiveness of such attempts and its potential for implementation in Cairns.


Han She Lim is a Lecturer in Hydrology at JCU. She trained as a physical geographer and hydrologist and completed her PhD in forest hydrology from the University of Cambridge. She then taught at the National University of Singapore for 5 years. During that time, she was also involved in the design and monitoring of rain gardens and green roofs before moving to JCU in 2015.

All welcome! Seminar will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Contact details:

Jaime Huther |