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franc.sydney postponed until March 2022

Due to the current lockdown in NSW, Stormwater NSW and partners have decided to postpone the franc.sydney conference until 2022. The Conference will now be held on 29 and 30 March, 2022 at Dockside, Darling Harbour. Our Keynote Speakers at franc.sydney are unchanged and all have a continued commitment to joining us in March 2022. They are: ·       Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, Resilience […]

What is SUPtember?

‘SUP’ in this instance stands for ‘single-use plastics’ (they are bad SUPs, stand-up paddle boards are good SUPs). SUPtember is a month of activities aimed at reducing the amount of plastic in our environment. A range of organisations run activities for SUPtember, including Paddle NSW who are running clean up challenges to collect rubbish while they […]

Meet the Committee – Ruby Ardren

My road to stormwater definitely originated in concern for our waterways. I’m a swimmer, diver, kayaker, whitewater paddler, and skiier. Basically if it’s in water, on water, or water-related I love it. Water is where I find my peace. When I left school I spent a year working on a station in Queensland. It was […]

Meet the committee – Maria Pinto

I currently work at Camden Council as the Team Leader Floodplain Management, and I manage grant funded flood studies, floodplain risk management plans and associated projects. In general, it is my responsibility to manage stormwater and development in the floodplain across the LGA, and in particular develop strategies for the Integrated Water Cycle Management in […]

Webinar – Blacktown City Council’s WSUD Compliance Program

Back by popular demand, our very own Vice-President Dr Andrew Thomas and Daniel Rider from Blacktown Council will talk about the Council’s compliance program at 12:30 PM on Thursday 26th August 2021. In 2012, Blacktown City Council established a Water Sensitive Urban Design Compliance Program. A first of its kind in Australia, the Program aims to […]

Do you have a story to tell… Franc.Sydney conference

Stormwater NSW have reimagined their state conference and the inaugural franc.sydney conference will be held on the 8th and 9th of November in Sydney. With the support of Stormwater Queensland, Stormwater Victoria, The Sydney Institute of Marine Science, the Parramatta River Catchment Group and the Georges Riverkeeper; this conference aims to join stakeholders in the […]

Meet the Committee – Dr Stephanie Kermode

I am an Environmental scientist specialising in fluvial geomorphology and waterway management. I’m also a daughter, sister, wife, mum of two and a yoga enthusiast. Some of my favourite childhood memories involve swimming in the Bega River, and I think these times led me to my vocation in life. I have been with Sydney Water […]

Submit your entry for the 2021 Awards for Excellence

Entries for the 2021 Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence are Now Open. The 2021 Awards for Excellence will encourage and celebrate excellence in stormwater management and importantly the people involved! Entries are now invited for the below award categories: Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning Excellence in Infrastructure Excellence in Asset Management Excellence in Research and […]

Farewell CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and welcome Water Sensitive Cities Australia.

After 9 years of research and international impact, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) has wrapped up, but it’s legacy will continue through Water Sensitive Cities Australia, part of the Monash Sustainability Development Institute. The CRCWSC began in 2012 with a vision to build sustainable, resilient and liveable cities and towns. As a partnership […]

Meet the Committee – Nerida Taylor

I have worked in state and local government in environmental and catchment management roles throughout my career.  As I gain more experience, I realise that in these agencies there is a strong desire to manage our environment better but a number of common barriers inhibit this progress. These include financial, the fear of change and […]