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THE JULY EDITION OF STORMCAST, OUR INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the July edition of Stormcast. We have packed this edition with the latest news and events from both Stormwater NSW and Stormwater Queensland to give you a broad insight into our industry and association across the nation.

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August 5th, 2020|

More information on the IWC Water Leadership program (and sholarship opportunities)

If you are looking for more information on the International Water Centre’s Leadership Program, and the scholarships on offer. Please have a look at this video, from the IWC, or view the slide pack from the presentation.

The deadline for scholarship applications is 1st September 2020

Further details on the Stormwater NSW IWC Scholarship can be […]

July 30th, 2020|

Water Leadership Program – our scholarship is now available

Great news for emerging stormwater leaders, Stormwater NSW is offering a half scholarship!

The International WaterCentre (IWC) in collaboration with Stormwater NSW are currently offering a Water Leadership Program Scholarship (to the value of $6,250) for water utility professionals working in NSW interested in joining the next intake of the Water Leadership Program starting in […]

July 17th, 2020|

Great education animation ‘where does stormwater go?’

Ocean Protect have created this short animation to explain how consumer waste contaminates the ocean. This animation is free to use and share.

 

 

July 17th, 2020|

The June edition of STORMCAST, our industry newsletter

Welcome to the June edition of Stormcast. We have packed this edition with the latest news and events from both Stormwater NSW and Stormwater Queensland to give you a broad insight into our industry and association across the nation.

Follow the link here

June 29th, 2020|

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY Meet the Committee – Jocelyn Ellero

Jocelyn joined the Stormwater NSW committee in mid-2019 with a desire to get to know the ‘real’ stormwater industry (outside of working for a consultancy firm).

Her interest in stormwater was sparked while at University when she interned with Blacktown City Council’s Drainage team. Here she got exposure to drainage design and water quality modelling […]

June 23rd, 2020|

Meet the Committee – Jeremy Brown

Jeremy is the vice president of Stormwater NSW and Co-Founder of Ocean Protect.

A Kiwi born and bred, with a huge passion for the environment, Jeremy has called Sydney’s Northern Beaches home for the past 20 years. He lives and breathes the ocean and is dedicated to turning the tide on its demise.

Jeremy and Michael […]

June 10th, 2020|

looking back as well as looking forward

Sydney Water has engaged Optimal Stormwater to do the Auditing of the first 10 of their GPTs.  These are the hardest, largest and most problematic historically.  Its great that Sydney Water is now spending millions on wetlands and bioretention solutions, but its also important they are getting the full value from their 70 large […]

June 4th, 2020|

THE MAY EDITION OF STORMCAST, OUR INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the May edition of Stormcast. We have packed this edition with the latest news and events from both Stormwater NSW and Stormwater Queensland to give you a broad insight into our industry and association across the nation.

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May 25th, 2020|

Meet the Committee – Alan Benson

My position at Water NSW is Catchment Programs Manager and I am the President of Stormwater NSW.

How long have you been working and what do you do at WaterNSW?

I’ve been in the water industry for nearly 25 years working through a range of catchment related positions. My current job is to influence people who […]

May 21st, 2020|

Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures Webinar.

Engineers Australia and StormwaterNSW have run a well received webinar.

On the 5th of May, Murray Powell (Secretary at StormwaterNSW) held a webinar with nearly 500 viewers who learnt more about the new Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures.  The one hour webinar, hosted by Engineers Australia, included a lively question and answer […]

May 21st, 2020|

The April edition of Stormcast, our industry newsletter

Welcome to the April edition of Stormcast. We have packed this edition with the latest news and events from both Stormwater NSW and Stormwater Queensland to give you a broad insight into our industry and association across the nation.

Follow the link https://mailchi.mp/ed8f4044ede5/stormcast-november-1524829

 

April 28th, 2020|

Our position statement on the Stormwater Management Service Charge

Stormwater NSW is committed to providing industry leadership on best practice stormwater management and we have recently released our position statement on sustainable funding for stormwater management.
We are actively advocating the state government on your behalf to increase the stormwater management service charge (SMSC) to the same rate as charged by Sydney Water. We […]

April 23rd, 2020|

Meet the Committee – Andrew Thomas

I joined the Stormwater Industry Association five years ago.  I did so because I realised that in order to effect real change, it is not enough to work within ‘the system’.  You also need to work beyond it, pushing it to grow and evolve.  But what keeps me in the association are the people […]

April 21st, 2020|

Green Roofs, Walls and Facades Technical Guidelines

Inner West Council have just released this great resource Green Roofs, Walls and Facades Technical Guidelines.

The Guidelines provide technical advice to support the installation of green roofs, walls and facades. Inner West Council hopes they will increase the uptake of vertical greening in the LGA to improve liveability and resilience, by providing practical information […]

March 27th, 2020|

Hunter Water Price Determination from IPART

IPART has just released the Draft Report and Draft Determination of the maximum prices that the Hunter Water Corporation can charge, for water, wastewater, stormwater and other services from 1 July 2020.

IPART is seeking stakeholder feedback on its draft decisions. Stakeholder submissions can be made on their website and are due by 9 April […]

March 27th, 2020|

Angus Creek Stormwater Harvesting Scheme

The Blacktown International Sportspark, in Sydney’s west is an elite international sporting facility, which requires substantial volumes of water for irrigation. The Angus Creek stormwater harvesting and reuse scheme extracts excess stormwater flows from Angus Creek and harvests stormwater runoff from the Sportspark’s hard surfaces, to irrigate the Sportspark and neighbouring reserves. This supplies […]

March 25th, 2020|

Meet the Committee – Kristy Good

I am an Environmental scientist with more than 20 years’ experience in environmental planning and waterway management. I consider myself to be a leader, collaborator, influencer and strategic thinker and aim to achieve good environmental, community, and economic outcomes in all projects I am involved with.

I am currently working with Blacktown City Council as […]

March 24th, 2020|

Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures

Stormwater NSW is pleased to announce the publication of these Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures. These Guidlines will assist owners and operators of stormwater treatment infrastructure to inspect, identify issues and identify maintenance responses. These Guidelines are released in conjunction with a training program across Australia. For more information please contact […]

March 4th, 2020|

CSIRO Research into Sources of Marine Debris

The CSIRO has carried out research on the sources of marine debris (all anthropogenic litter). Litter loads in watercourses have been identified as high and stormwater has been highlighted as a key mechanism for transporting litter from land to ocean. Vitally stormwater treatment is seen as a key intervention to capture litter (second to […]

February 1st, 2019|

NSW Guidelines for Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures (draft)

At this year’s Stormwater 2018 National Conference the highly anticipated and long awaited NSW Guidelines for Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures (draft) was launched.

As part of this launch, Murray Powell from Optimal Stormwater/Stormwater NSW held a full day workshop outlining the Guidelines content, and how this document will assist maintenance managers, cleaning contractors and […]

November 8th, 2018|

A Stormwater Discount for Sydney Water Customers

As part of the 2016-2020 review of Sydney Water’s prices, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) introduced a new low impact charge for stand-alone, residential stormwater properties. This new charge seeks to reward customers who have made significant investment in reducing their stormwater impact.

The charge came into effect on 1 July 2017 and is […]

June 13th, 2018|

Successful Stormwater NSW Submission Should Mean Millions to the Industry!

Stormwater NSW has convinced the NSW Independent Pricing and Remuneration Tribunal (IPART) that stormwater quality treatment devices should be considered ‘essential’ when it comes to allocating developer levies in growth centres.

This should lead to millions of dollars worth of extra investment in stormwater quality improvement devices in NSW alone.

IPART is the NSW Tribunal that […]

July 10th, 2017|