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Stormwater NSW 2022 Awards for Excellence

The 2022 Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence entry deadline is Tuesday, 4th October, 2022 so please submit your project into one of the following categories: Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning Excellence in Infrastructure Excellence in Asset Management Excellence in Research and Innovation Excellence in Policy or Education Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design Young Stormwater […]

Submit your presentation for FRANC 2023

Call for Presentations now open for franc.sydney 2023 Following on from the very successful inaugural franc.sydney conference held in March 2022, the Organising Committee invite you to participate in franc.sydney 2023 to be held at the Novotel Brighton Beach on Tuesday, 28th and Wednesday 29th March, 2023. franc.sydney 2023 will build on the success of […]

Let’s work as a team to keep our beaches clean

Our Stormwater NSW Secretary Murray Powell took a bunch of kids from Vincentia down to their local beach to talk about pollution. What an inspiring bunch of kids! With thanks to Shoalhaven City Council.

Applications for Sydney Water community grants now open

Applications for Sydney Water’s community grants are now open. Grants of up to $10,000 (minimum of $5,000) per project are available. Applications close 5:00PM Friday 26 August 2022. This year’s grants focus on waterway health Keeping our waterways clean  Preventing pollution from being carried into waterways, e.g., litter, detergents, chemicals, and pet droppings. Improving our […]

Kayaking the Cooks River

For those that have spent time caring about the Cooks, have you seen this video “Kayaking the sickest urban river in Australia” by Beau Miles? Follow his journey along the river, from the headwaters to Botany Bay. He tells the story of 150-years of increasing urbanisation and pollution; right up to the present day. Not […]

Scholarships for women in STEM

Applications for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering’s Elevate: Boosting women in STEM scholarships are open from Friday 29 July 2022 and close 30th September 2022.  Follow this link for more information: Elevate | ATSE    

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 […]