Water Sensitive Outcomes for Infill Developments
Feb 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
WSUD Guidelines & Maintenance
Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Mar 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Webinar – The private experience of managing stormwater quality by Ruby Ardren @ Virtual
Mar 11 @ 6:07 am – 7:07 am


Ruby will introduce you to the results of her recent exploratory study completed for a Masters of Research, which identified that stormwater quality improvement devices on private property were not being maintained or even retained. Both individuals and representatives of community title owner’s corporations were interviewed and provided feedback on having devices on their land, maintenance practices and awareness of the legal controls they were subject to.

Ruby will provide a brief (approximately 20-minutes) presentation, followed by Q&A with attendees.

This is a free webinar provided in collaboration between Stormwater Queensland and Stormwater NSW. Attendance will contribute to the CPD of attendees.This webinar is proudly sponsored by AssetLogue.


Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management Webinar @ Virtual
Mar 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Stormwater NSW are pleased to announce the first technical webinar of 2021: Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management featuring Dr Peter Coombes from Southern Cross University and Sylvie Spraakman from the University of Toronto.

This webinar will focus on the need to reframe stormwater drainage as integrated management of the urban water cycle from a design, economic and policy perspective. This approach is in line with the Runoff in Urban Areas, Book 9 in Australian Rainfall & Runoff (2019), co-authored by Peter Coombes.

Sylvie Spraakman will share the outcome of her PhD research on the performance of ‘mature bioretention’ in integrated urban water cycle management and her findings of recent investigations into the long-term hyperformance of Canadian bioretention cells.

Peter’s presentation will look at the broad aspects of integrated urban water cycle management and will focus on the ‘Urban Book’ that has been developed to utilise and compliment the broader set of tools in AR&R used to manage the water cycle. Sylvie’s presentation will focus on the assessment of the long-term performance of bioretention, one element of integrated water cycle management.

This webinar is free to attend and registration is now available by clicking on the link below.

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Stormwater 2021 National Conference @ Crown Promenade Melbourne
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – Apr 16 @ 5:00 pm
Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Stormwater Australia and the Conference Working Group, we invite you to join us at STORMWATER 2021, the 6th National Conference on Urban Water Management convened by Stormwater Australia, to be held from Wednesday, 14th to Friday, 16th April at the Crown Promenade Melbourne, VIC.

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.

The 2021 Conference theme is: New Frontiers for Stormwater – Into The Next Decade.

We face profound challenges to manage our co-dependent urban and rural areas into the next decade. Population growth and climate change is driving rapid changes to the natural and human environment including declining waterway health and increasing flood risks. These challenges involve behaviours, policy settings and society expectations in linked economic, social and environmental systems. A systems approach is needed to transform our science, governance, practice, policy and culture to resolve these continually evolving problems and understand the trade-offs. How can we explain these complex challenges to our colleagues and instigate change within society?

Does increased urban density provide sustainable outcomes or result in declining liveability? Our knowledge, experience and culture are also rapidly evolving into the next decade. Perhaps these evolving opportunities will meet to challenges of the next decade and transform our urban and rural areas. How will this happen? The evolution of systems thinking, recognition of circular economies and the connectivity of scales, increased diversity, better connected networks of people, digital twins and legacy knowledge from our first peoples are the new frontiers. This might influence local actions to deliver global benefits to people and ecosystems.

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.

We look forward to working together with all of you “into the next decade”. See you in Melbourne in April 2021!