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Blacktown City Council adopts integrated water strategy

The vision of a ‘water sensitive’ city where water, in all its forms, is valued and used wisely has been laid out in ‘Six streams’, Blacktown City Council’s Integrated water strategy 2020. The actions in ‘Six streams’ commit Council to ambitious targets to be achieved by 2036. The strategy covers the management of water in all […]

Meet the Committee – Murray Powell

Murray Powell joined the association in 1994 and joined the committee in 1996, and has been an integral part of the association ever since. He started life at the NSW EPA, then joined CDS Technologies, that was acquired by Rocla, he did a short stint with a consultancy and a council then started Optimal Stormwater […]

Life Memberships – message from our President

Life Memberships At the 2020 Stormwater NSW Annual General Meeting, I had the honour of bestowing life membership upon three long serving members of the Committee; Brett Phillips, Murray Powell and Peter Bennett. I’d like to reiterate the congratulations and thanks to these gentlemen, who have served the Committee faithfully for over 20 years. Dr […]

Webinar – Constructed Floating Wetlands

SPEL Stormwater proudly presents a research webinar on Constructed Floating Wetlands – The role of plants in pollutant removal from urban stormwater runoff, with Dr. Peter Schwammberger. 11am Friday 25th September (45 minutes with a 15-minute Q&A session after the presentation) Register here Guest Speaker Dr. Peter Schwammberger will be presenting his research into rapid plant […]

Stormwater NSW 2019/2020 Annual Report

Welcome to the Stormwater NSW Stormwater 2020 Annual Report. Stormwater NSW started the year by setting some long-term goals that we felt would enhance the value we offer our members. We felt that by growing and broadening membership we could add value to the industry by demonstrating how integral the management of stormwater is to our […]

MidCoast Council has a full-time permanent position for a water management professional

This position sits within the Natural Systems division of MidCoast Council and is responsible for water quality development assessment, strategic stormwater and estuary planning, policy development, continuous improvement, community and industry capacity building and education and project implementation. We are looking for an experienced Environmental Officer with passion for estuaries and water quality to join our team and contribute to […]

The Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences (SIMS) is seeking partners

Stormwater NSW has an on-going relationship with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS).  The SIMS is looking for research collaborators to partner with.  Given the impact of urban stormwater on the health of our waterways, we strongly encourage members to consider the proposed research collaboration outlined below.  By working together our industry becomes stronger […]

Meet the Committee – Dr Brett Phillips

I joined Stormwater NSW (previously named the Stormwater Industry Association, NSW) in 2003 and have served as the Stormwater NSW Treasurer since 2007. In 2012 I received the Stormwater Industry Association National President’s Award. In August 2020 I was humbled to be made a Life Member of Stormwater NSW. I am currently a Global Senior […]

Webinar: WSUD audit, maintenance and rectification insights for assets 5-15 years old

Stormwater Victoria and Stormwater Queensland are hosting a combined webinar ‘WSUD Audit, Maintenance and Rectification Insights for Assest 5-15 Years Old’ Date: Thursday, 17th September 2020 Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Pricing: Free This webinar will cover a range of design and construction suggestions, gleaned from years of observation and auditing systems, and more […]

Ending Plastic Waste Webinar – register now

Join us on 26 August at 10:30 AM (AEST). Register here. Ocean Protect and Stormwater NSW are focusing on a zero waste to ocean initiative, which aligns strongly with CSIRO’s Mission to End Plastic Waste. We’re targeting a 90% reduction of plastic entering the environment from waste mismanagement by 2025. We’re focusing on 5 main […]