Projects & Advocacy

We all know that the effective management of stormwater provides a great value proposition to the community, but what are the questions that we need to ask of ourselves and government to ensure that this is well understood?

In 2010 the SIA embarked on an ambitious leadership project to develop a process to allow the assessment of the performance of water quality treatment devices. Perhaps naively we settled on a segment of the industry as a ‘first cab off the rank’ to explore the development of a testing protocol.

To address the changing trends in stormwater management, Melbourne Water and EPA have embarked on a joint project to update the BPEMG to consider the relevance of ‘quality only’ targets with the understanding of other parameters and place-based drivers. 

In reviewing the guidelines, Melbourne Water has identified a range of initiatives that will likely be required for implementation.