Governance

A robust and transparent governance framework has been established for SQIDEP.

Governance Panel

The Governance Panel consists of independent, experienced professionals and will oversee the process to ensure probity, equity and dispute resolution, where necessary.

Governance Panel members include:

Mr Andrew Swindells (BA, LLB, LLM) - experienced Barrister, Sessional member QCAT & CCT, Former Officer Victoria Mining Warden Court & Executive Officer Crime & Misconduct Commission, and dispute resolution/mediation expert.

Professor Veeriah Jegatheesan (Jega)(B.Sc.Eng. Hons, M.Eng., PhD) - experienced academic and water/wastewater/resource recovery/novel & hybrid technologies expert, Director Water Effective Technologies & Tools Centre RMIT, and former consultant to Sydney Water.

Mr Meghraj Thakkar (B.Eng., M.CSc.) - Director Stormwater Australia, risk management, governance, project management and data analytics professional, business owner and author.

Ms Kaia Hodge (B.Sc.Hons, M.Env.St., Grad.Dip.Mngmt) - Director Regulatory Innovation, Natural Resources Access Regulator (NSW), senior roles with Sydney Water, Former Chair of Water Services Assoc Adaptive Planning and Integrated Water Management Network, Board member on Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Mngmt Trust.

Negotiations are continuing with others to fill a maximum of 5 positions.

Independent Evaluation Panel (IEP)

Applications will be received by Stormwater Australia via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Submissions will be independently assessed by 2 Auditors from the Independent Evaluation Panel (IEP) for verification of Claims. Auditors will be selected based on their responses to the Expression of Interest, the submitted technology and relevant selection criteria including disclosure of conflicts of interest.

The auditors will undertake their reviews separately, and then confer to provide a joint evaluation.  Non-conformances with SQIDEP and issues with performance claims will be discussed with the applicant prior to finalisation issuing of a Verification Certificate.

The submitted Detailed Performance Report (DPR) and Verification Certificate will become publicly available on the Stormwater Australia website, from that time. View example here.

Current IEP panelists include;

Chris Beardshaw

Afflux Consulting Pty Ltd

Andrew Allan

Afflux Consulting Pty Ltd

Tracey Pham

Afflux Consulting Pty Ltd

Damian McCann

Australian Wetlands Consulting

Dr Mark Bayley

Australian Wetlands Consulting

Shaun Leinster

Design Flow Consulting Pty Ltd

Dr Robin Allison

Design Flow Consulting Pty Ltd

Adam Joyner

NSW Department of Finance, Service & Innovation - Manly Hydraulics Laboratory

Andrew Judge

NSW Department of Finance, Service & Innovation - Manly Hydraulics Laboratory

Rod Wiese

Storm Consulting

Dr Ricky Kwan

Storm Consulting

Mark Liebman

Sustainability Workshop Pty Ltd

Ben Modra

UNSW - Water Research Laboratory

Tony McAlister

Water Technology Pty Ltd

Technical Review Panel

A Technical Review Panel (TRP) has been formed to regularly assess the criteria of the SQIDEP protocol and emerging science, research and industry findings to improve the outcomes of the SQIDEP process and confidence in environmental outcomes of stormwater technologies.

The Technical Review Panel replaces the previous SQID Advisory Committee, and membership is currently being finalised in preparation for the next scheduled review which will be 12 months since release of SQIDEP (mid 2020). Membership was invited by a public Expression of Interest process and key stakeholders previously involved in the consultation process.

Confirmed TRP Panel Member organisations include;

  • South Australian Environmental Protection Agency
  • Queensland Department of Environment and Science
  • Swinburne University
  • UNSW
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Stormwater and Infrastructure Asset Management Solutions
  • Craig & Rhodes/Storm Consulting
  • WGA
  • WaterNSW
  • further panellists to be annouced in due course

A formal timeline for revision will be released soon.