Stormwater Australia is the custodian of an industry-formulated, independent evaluation process for verifying the performance of technologies for improving stormwater quality.

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A robust and transparent Governance Framework has been established for the Stormwater Quality Improvement Device Evaluation Protocol (SQIDEP) process.

The SQIDEP Governance Framework consists of three Panels:

  • SQIDEP Independent Evaluators Panel (IEP)
  • SQIDEP Technical Review Panel (TRP)
  • SQIDEP Governance Panel (GP)

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SQIDEP Independent Evaluators Panel (IEP)

Once received by Stormwater Australia, SQIDEP applications/submissions are independently assessed by two (2) Independent Evaluators (IEs) from the SQIDEP Independent Evaluators Panel (IEP) for verification of the water quality treatment effectiveness of each device.

pdfSQIDEP Independent Evaluators Panel Charter

Current SQIDEP Version 1.3
released 31 Dec 2018

 

The two Independent Evaluators (IEs) will undertake their assessment separately, using the criteria defined in the Protocol and once they have reached their independent conclusion, they negotiate to provide a final combined evaluation.

Non-conformances with SQIDEP and issues with performance claims will be discussed with the Applicant/Claimant prior to any Verification Certificate being issued.

Independent Evaluators will provide a Detailed Performance Report (DPR) and once the device has been verified, both the Report and Verification Certificate (VC) will become publicly available on the Stormwater Australia website.

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Choosing Independent Evaluators from the Panel

pdfSQIDEP Evaluators Selection Procedure

 

Membership of the Panel is by application through a public Expression of Interest (EOI) process when published.

Current SQIDEP IEP Members include:

Adam Joyner

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

Andrew Allan

Afflux Consulting Pty Ltd

Andrew Judge

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

Chris Beardshaw

Afflux Consulting Pty Ltd

Damian McCann

Australian Wetlands Consulting

Dr Mark Bayley

Australian Wetlands Consulting

Mark Liebman

Sustainability Workshop Pty Ltd

Dr Ricky Kwan

AECOM

Dr Robin Allison

Design Flow Consulting Pty Ltd

Rod Wiese

Wiese Insight Pty Ltd

Shaun Leinster

Design Flow Consulting Pty Ltd

 

SQIDEP Technical Review Panel (TRP)

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

pdfSQIDEP Technical Review Panel Charter

Current SQIDEP Version 1.3
released 31 Dec 2018

 

The TRP considers the latest research, policy changes, industry updates, field data and lab testing to draft the next version of the SQIDEP document.

Future draft versions of SQIDEP will be finalised after review and consultation with the Industry.

The TRP replaces the previous Stormwater Quality Improvement Device Advisory Committee (SQIDAC) which was originally formed in June 2014 for the first version of SQIDEP. SQIDAC finalised and released the publication of SQIDEP Version 1.3 on 31st December 2018.

Membership of the Panel is by application through a public Expression of Interest (EOI) process when published.

Current SQIDEP TRP Member organisations include:

  • Brisbane City Council - Mark Gibson (Chair)
  • Queensland Department of Environment and Science
  • South Australian Environmental Protection Agency
  • Stormwater and Infrastructure Asset Management Solutions
  • Swinburne University - Assoc. Prof. Monzur Imteaz, Head, Water & Environmental Engineering Group
  • University of the Sunshine Coast - Jane-Louise Lampard (Secretary)
  • UNSW
  • WaterNSW

 

SQIDEP Governance Panel (GP)

The SQIDEP Governance Panel (GP) members are independent, experienced professionals. The SQIDEP GP oversees the SQIDEP process to ensure probity, equity and dispute resolution, where necessary.

The SQIDEP GP provides recommendations through resolutions to the Board of Stormwater Australia on the engagement of SQIDEP Independent Evaluators for each SQIDEP submission; and recommendations through resolutions on the acceptance of each of the SQIDEP Evaluation reports.

Membership of the Panel is by invitation of the Stormwater Australia Board of Directors.

pdfSQIDEP Governance Panel Charter

pdfSQIDEP Governance Policy and Procedure

pdfSQIDEP Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedure