Stormwater Australia has been advancing the Stormwater Improvement Device Evaluation Protocol (SQIDEP).

Recent milestones include a peer review by Swinburne University, which provided useful feedback to help improve the current draft, and securing Melbourne Water’s commitment as a key stakeholders, including a financial contribution to help bring us closer to launch.

Directors on the National Stormwater Australia Board met in Melbourne on the 26 and 27 March this year for a strategic planning session and their March Board meeting.

Thank you Melbourne Water for hosting the event.

The image below shows the SWA Chair, Belinda Lovell, and two Board Directors Chris Badger (on left) and Alan Hoban outside Melbourne Water, Docklands.

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On behalf of Stormwater Australia and the Stormwater 2018 Conference Committee I invite you to join us in Sydney in October 2018 for what will be the highlight of the stormwater calendar.

With over 300 delegates anticipated, it will be the one stop shop for industry professionals looking to keep abreast of contemporary practice, share ideas with their peers and make new contacts that can be invaluable in their everyday work.

For more information, visit the conference website www.stormwater2018.com.au

 

Stormwater Australia's Board recently endorsed its submission to the Productivity commissions draft report on the National Water Initiative.  This followed an earlier submisison in response to an Issues Paper that was released earlier in 2017.

The Productivity Commision's report does little to advance the stormwater cause, and fails to acknowledge the Senate's Stormwater Inquiry's findings and the Government's response to this.   

Our reponse can be downloaded from SIA Response to Productivity Commission Draft NWI report.

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...

The recent work by Stormwater Australia has been noticed internationally.

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: