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Our White Paper – please comment!

This Stormwater NSW_White Paper captures the collective perspectives of those involved in, or affected by current urban stormwater management in NSW. It supports the ‘franc’ (Future-focused, Resilient, Adaptive and Networked Communities) initiative by providing a written record of the collective perspectives of the franc community and can help drive discussions and direction for next year’s franc […]

Register now for our Private Certifiers Webinar

Date : Monday, 26 June Time : 1:00 – 2:00pm Venue : Zoom Meeting Open to :  Members Only   This session will be an open platform for discussion to capture some of the main issues across the industry, around the perceived issues associated with private certifiers certifying stormwater infrastructure in private developments and for assets that will […]

Calling for participants in Research Project

Dr Wikke Novalia, a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University, is asking for participants in a research project titled: Tracing the impact of urban experimentation in water and energy domains. This project investigates the policy impact of urban experimentations (trials / pilots / demonstrations projects) with distributed water solutions, e.g. rainwater tanks, stormwater harvesting, WSUDs, onsite […]

Cooks River Paddle Trail

The Cooks River Canoe Club have launched their paddle trail and litter prevention website https://cooksriverpaddletrail.au/  Check out the paddle trail routes and find out more about their litter prevention strategy for the Cooks River.  

2023 National Stormwater Awards – congratulation to our NSW winners

The Stormwater Australia National Awards for Excellence ceremony was held on 29th March 2023, in conjunction with the franc.sydney conference. Congratulations to our NSW Winners:   The winner for the Award for Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning  Integrating Recycled Water and Stormwater in the Mamre Road Precinct: A Template for Australia’s Largest Water Sensitive City  By Sydney […]

CSIRO Gross pollutant trap survey

With funding from the Federal Government, CSIRO are shining a light on ocean pollution via stormwater. They want to hear from you! If you work in the stormwater industry and want to contribute, complete the survey at the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Stormwater_GPTs

Ocean Plastic Action Forum

9.00am – 3pm Wednesday March 15, 2023 at Bondi Pavilion Level 1 The inaugural Ocean Plastic Action Forum is an exciting new part of the Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival. Join industry professionals, innovators, scientists, and government, business and community leaders, for an opportunity to learn, engage and be inspired to ‘turn the tide’ on plastic in […]

Hawkesbury Nepean Health Report Card

This is a small snapshot of a big river, see the report here. Major threats include outflows from sewage treatment plants, cleared riparian vegetation and intensive agricultural activity that leads to reduced flows in the catchment, higher water temperatures, elevated nutrient levels, the introduction of 21st century pollutants, reduced function of wetlands and decreasing aquatic biodiversity.

Georges River Health Report Card

The Georges Riverkeeper have just released a new report card on the River. They found:  “The flooding and frequent rainfall events across the Georges River catchment this year has impacted the grades and may have skewed the results. Overall the Freshwater Grades were impacted, meaning the water quality is fair. Surprisingly, the more pristine bushland […]

Litter prevention grants available

The NSW Government has opened the Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 (WASM) Litter Prevention Grants Program for councils, community groups and other key stakeholders to deliver litter prevention projects and develop strategic plans to address litter in their local environments. Up to $10 million is available from 2022 to 2027. Funding is provided under […]