Thank you to all those who attended Stormwater16 on the Gold Coast earlier this year. With over 250 delegates and exhibitors this was our most successful conference to date.
We have received lots of excellent feedback, the quality of the keynote program was second to none, the technical content a balanced mix of all the good things that are happening in our industry.
Keynote Kim Stephens gave an outsiders perspective on where we Australian's are at on our watyer journey, and was helped by a series of interviews he conducted with a number of senior, leading practicioners as part of his preparation. He suggested that getting the basics of hydrology right was the key to managing runoff. Kim's presentation is available for viewing.
After a double dissolution election, we are pleased report that on the 10th of October the Senate has received a response from the Government on the recommendations arising from last year’s stormwater inquiry.
The response can be downloaded here...
Government response - tabled 10 October 2016.pdf
It is pleasing to see that many of the recommendations have been adopted either in principle but there remains a lot of hard work to translate these into concrete outcomes.
A range of existing and emerging policy initiatives that have been mooted as possible vehicles for delivering various aspects into the future. Over the coming weeks we will be considering the merits of each over the coming weeks as we determined the best way to get the most out of the good work to date.
Stay tuned for more, and look for updates in upcoming Bulletin editions…..
The Senate Environment and Communications Reference Committee has accepted and published our submission on its website.
It can be downloaded here.
Thank you to all those who took the time to provide a submission. Scanning through all of theme there are common themes which resonate across many of them.
Stormwater Australia are proud to announce the 2014 Stormwater National Awards for Excellence Winners and High Commendations...
In the Companies, Products and Services Directory section of this website Stormwater Australia has included a trial advertisement for Storm Consulting. Initially the website advertising is only a trial to measure interest.
Stormwater Australia limits advertising to organisations relevant to our members, which means advertisers greatly benefit from exposure to a highly targeted audience of decision makers in the stormwater industry.
To view the trial website advertisement go to: www.stormwater.asn.au/companies-products-a-services-directory
Over the past few weeks your Editorial team has been trying to work out the potential impacts of the Federal Budget on the development and implementation of more effective stormwater management policies and programs.
We have sought formal input from relevant Federal ministers, shadow ministers and agencies but, at this stage, nothing has come through. As it does, we will certainly keep you up to date, but a quick review of the Budget decisions in areas that could affect development in stormwater management have shown there are some significant challenges ahead, including:
To improve the knowledge and understanding of terms used in the stormwater industry, Stormwater Australia has made a Glossary freely available to both members and non members of the Association.
Go to: www.stormwater.asn.au/publications to view and download your copy of the Glossary.
The Glossary focuses on terms stormwater officers are likely to confront when reviewing a Catchment Management Plan, Stormwater Management Plan, Waterway Management Plan, Floodplain Management Plan, Master Drainage Plan, Flood Study or Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.