Aug
17
Fri
2018
2018 Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence @ Hilton Sydney
Aug 17 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
2018 Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence @ Hilton Sydney | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
Stormwater NSW is pleased to announce that online registration is now available for the 2018 NSW Awards for Excellence Breakfast, which will be held on Friday, 17th August, 2018 at the stunning Hilton Sydney Hotel.
The Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence is designed to encourage and celebrate excellence in innovation, development, completion and management of stormwater projects and the people involved.
The Awards for Excellence will recognize finalists from seven categories:
  • Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning
  • Excellence in Infrastructure
  • Excellence in Asset Management
  • Excellence in Research and Innovation
  • Excellence in Policy or Education
  • Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design
  • NSW Young Stormwater Professional of the Year

The Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence will also feature a presentation from Guest Speaker, Mehreen Faruqi.

Dr Mehreen Faruqi joined the NSW Legislative Council in June 2013 as a member of the NSW Greens. Since migrating from Pakistan to Australia in 1992, with her young family, Mehreen’s work has focussed on developing real solutions to social and environmental challenges.
Mehreen has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, and a Master and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She has worked in leadership positions in local government, consulting firms and higher education institutions in Australia and internationally. Mehreen has delivered major projects such as stormwater reuse and recycling infrastructure, cycle ways, hydropower generation and rainforest rehabilitation as well as doing work for action on climate change and waste reduction.
In 2013, Mehreen received the UNSW Faculty of Engineering Award for Leadership and was voted No.5 in Fairfax Media Daily Life list of top 20 women for 2013 who made a difference and inspired Australians and a finalist in 2015. In 2015 she was announced as one of the top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia.
In August 2018, Mehreen will assume the role of Senator for the Greens in the Federal Senate.
Oct
8
Mon
2018
2018 Stormwater National Conference (Sydney) @ ANZ Stadium
Oct 8 – Oct 12 all-day
2018 Stormwater National Conference (Sydney) @ ANZ Stadium | Sydney Olympic Park | New South Wales | Australia

On behalf of Stormwater Australia and the Stormwater18 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.

Expect a program that will leave you wiser, better networked with a little bit of fun thrown in along the way.  As with previous conferences, we envision delegates and presenters to be drawn from a mix of practitioners’ working at the ‘coal face,’ new and emerging science and presentations on policy from around the country.

We are now entering the age of the mega city; in some countries as much as 90% of the population lives in urban centres. Urban centres are sinks, drawing in resources from their wide and disparate hinterlands. Stormwater professionals are very aware that the poorly evolved drainage systems of the past convey this pollution to receiving environments. A modern understanding of urban stream ecology reveals that paved cities do not respect the ecosystems that once flourished. And in a dry land such as Australia we are acutely aware of the need to manage our runoff as a resource rather than a waste.

The Conference has the resolution of many of these issues as a key area of focus. We are seeking presentations which focus on both science and practice. For a list of areas of particular interest please download the Call for Abstracts. I would encourage you to submit an abstract for consideration if you have anything that you have been working on, and would like to share with your industry peers. We are looking for a diverse mix of presentations and perspectives that will be of broad appeal.

As with previous years, we will be holding our National Excellence Awards at the Conference Dinner, and will be rounding the event program with a number of social and networking events as well as a workshop series.

For more information, please visit the Conference website.