In the latter half of last year Stormwater Australia commissioned Peter ‘Smiley’ Newland to undertake a piece of work which was essentially a stocktake of the various views across industry on what they thought a national SQID verification process should and could look like. In commissioning the work there was a deliberate strategy to avoid technical detail. Rather, by seeking to understand how the needs and wants of the various stakeholder groups across industry would mesh on this issue.
Now completed, the report gives a level of understanding to tailor our approach with different stakeholder groups.
The full report can be downloaded here Newland Report.
In the Companies, Products and Services Directory section of this website Stormwater Australia has included a trial advertisement for Storm Consulting. Initially the website advertising is only a trial to measure interest.
Stormwater Australia limits advertising to organisations relevant to our members, which means advertisers greatly benefit from exposure to a highly targeted audience of decision makers in the stormwater industry.
To view the trial website advertisement go to: www.stormwater.asn.au/companies-products-a-services-directory
To improve the knowledge and understanding of terms used in the stormwater industry, Stormwater Australia has made a Glossary freely available to both members and non members of the Association.
Go to: www.stormwater.asn.au/publications to view and download your copy of the Glossary.
The Glossary focuses on terms stormwater officers are likely to confront when reviewing a Catchment Management Plan, Stormwater Management Plan, Waterway Management Plan, Floodplain Management Plan, Master Drainage Plan, Flood Study or Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.
Stormwater2014 is officially 'live'. The secretariat has announced the Call for Abstracts for the 3rd National Conference on Urban Water Management to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide from the 13th – 17th October, 2014.
With the Conference theme "New Ways of Thinking" papers are called for in the following streams:
- Asset Management;
- Community Engagement;
- Ecology of Urban Streams;
- Integrated Planning and Reporting;
- Planning and Design;
- Policy and Regulation;
- Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse;
- Technology and Innovation;
- Total Water Cycle Management; and
- Water Sensitive Urban Design.
We would like to thank our conference sponsors (Platinum) Ecosol, (Gold) SPEL Environmental, Stormwater360 and (Silver) Ecowaterboxx for their support and look forward to seeing many of you there for what promises to be an exciting technical and social program.
For more details, to register or submit an abstract please visit the conference website at: