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Celebrating the lightweight plastic ban

Stormwater NSW is appluading the state government’s reforms around single-use plastics, which are a major contributor to stormwater pollution and environmental degredation. The NSW Government passed the Plastic Reduction and Circular Economy Act 2021 in November, and introduced the Plastics Action Plan last year. The ban will prevent almost 2.7 billion items of plastic litter from entering the environment […]

Flood debris removed from the Hawkesbury region

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Director Arminda Ryan said since March this year over 5000 cubic metres of flood debris had been removed from the Hawkesbury River and Central Coast waterways –enough to fill 250 eight-tonne trucks or almost two Olympic swimming pools. More than 7200 cubic metres has now been removed from waterways across […]

Urban Rivers and Catchments Program

We are hopeful that the new Government’s Urban Rivers and Catchments Program will provide real and tangible benefits for our local waterways. The $200 million program will help fund: Creating wetlands to slow water flow and filter stormwater before it reaches our rivers Citizen science and education projects for pre-schoolers and school age children Removing […]

Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology

The 6th Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology (SUSE6) will be held from 29 May – 1 June 2023 at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. The Symposium is an interdisciplinary meeting held approximately every 3-5 years with the specific aim to further the scientific study of stream ecosystems in urban landscapes. The symposium shares knowledge between researchers […]

Meet the Committee – Gerry Quinn

I grew up in a rural part of central Scotland, surrounded by burns (creeks), rivers and reservoirs. Summer holidays, often in the rain, were spent fishing, swimming, and exploring the countryside. Looking back, my appreciation for water in the environment obviously started at a young age. My career in the Water Industry started way back […]

Online expert panel: Extreme floods in Australia

Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2022 Time: 1:00pm AEST Format: 90mins special panel event Cost: Free Register here February and March 2022 have seen some of the highest rainfall intensities ever recorded in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. These current extreme events are having devastating effects on communities and may have large implications for the Australian water sector going […]

SQIDEP Independent Evaluation/Auditors Panel

Suitably qualified professionals are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to hold a position on the Stormwater Australia Stormwater Quality Improvement Device Evaluation Protocol (SQIDEP) Independent Evaluation/Auditors Panel (IEP). Closing Date and Time: 5:00 pm AEST on Friday 4th March 2022 Cut off for Clarifications: 5:00 pm AEST on Friday 25th February 2022 For more […]

Webinar – DPE Floodplain Development Manual – Flood risk management industry webinar

Thu, 3 March 2022 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM AEDT Register to attend This Webinar is for flood risk management industry representatives who are interested in the updates to the  Floodplain Development Manual (2005) and a number of the existing technical guides. The update considers lessons learnt from floods and the application of the flood […]

Webinar – Western Sydney Airport Drainage Network – 3 March

WHEN: March 3, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WHERE: via Zoom COST: Free Register Here   Come join us to hear about one of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects in decades, the Western Sydney Airport (WSA).  The WSA site has a total catchment area of 1400ha and is situated in the upstream reaches […]

Meet the Committee – Ben Penhallurick

As a kid, I loved exploring creeks and mangrove forests. They were places I could escape and discover. I fell in love with the way the salt water mixed with the fresh, and how the water mixed with the land. I fell in love with the crabs, eels, mullet, puffer fish, yabbies and sometimes, sea […]