In response to requests from industry, the SQIDEP Technical Review Panel has been working on a Laboratory Pathway for device assessment. The current version of SQIDEP (v1.3) does not currently include lab assessment.

SQIDEP Laboratory Testing Pathway 1.2 supplements the field protocol. The purpose of this protocol is to provide a robust, repeatable and reliable method for demonstrating the performance of stormwater quality improvement devices under laboratory conditions.

It is envisaged that the proposed synthetic stormwater is used as a minimum benchmark and that this protocol will not preclude testing of other locally relevant stormwater pollutants in synthetic stormwater. The main focus is to provide certainty that devices can actually meet manufacturers claims and provide increased comfort to the stormwater industry and regulators.

The link to this draft Laboratory Protocol and to submit comments is here

 

Stormwater Industry Association appreciates all comments received and all feedback is welcomed. This is an exciting time for launching this document. Such dedicated work by our Volunteers! We would like to remind valued contributors of Stormwater Australia's Code of Conduct before choosing to submit any comment. Thank you.

 

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A Call for Directors is now open, with the information and application document now available. We are looking for 4 new Directors.

We seek candidates who can demonstrate expertise in the stormwater, environment or water sectors. The preferred candidate will be actively involved in the stormwater industry and will have a depth of exposure in government and private sectors.

As a skills-based Board, Stormwater Australia will look favourably on candidates who can offer diverse skills and can contribute to diversity in expertise, background and perspective, with independent thinking, as well as being representative and responsive to industry needs.

The link to the information is pdfhere.

Congratulations to the 2022 Stormwater WA Awards for Excellence Winners!

The winners were announced following Hydropolis 2022 - your stormwater booster! on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Winners - 2022 Stormwater WA Awards for Excellence

Thanks to the work of the Stormwater Australia Innovation Committee's 'Knowledge Sharing and Celebration Project Group' and members who provided feedback, Stormwater Australia is pleased to launch our new logo. The design work was done as part of the new website that is under development.

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Going forward, we will be updating documentation and systems with the new logo.

The new website development is now well underway. Design work has been approved and the website build is progressing.

Our new database solution will also be under development in parallel with the website build.

 

Large parts of Eastern Australia have been experiencing a severe weather event, with extreme rainfall and flooding.

Stormwater Australia extends its condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives, and to the many thousands of people directly affected by the floods. We are thinking of you at this time and understand that it is an uncertain and emotional time.

We express our gratitude and support to our emergency service personnel, and to our colleagues involved in the flood response including those managing our dams. Many have been working 15-hour shifts, with little to no sleep during this period, to help keep our communities safe.

 

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STORMWATER 2021: our 6th National Conference and our first-ever 100% virtual conference.

Suitably qualified professionals are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to hold a position on the Stormwater Australia Stormwater Quality Improvement Device Evaluation Protocol (SQIDEP) Independent Evaluation/Auditors Panel (IEP).

Closing Date and Time: 5:00 pm AEST on Friday 4th March 2022 (extended)

(Due to the extreme weather events occurring now on the East Coast of Australia, applications will be accepted up until 31st March 2022)

For more information click here. To download the form under the heading 'Call for Expressions of Interest', please see this webpage.

 

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On 7th March 2019, the Stormwater Australia Board issued a Public Notice regarding the registration of the Stormwater Australia trading name by another organisation.

The Stormwater Australia Board is pleased to advise members that the Stormwater Australia trading name has subsequently been transferred to the Association, effective 21st March 2019.