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The Stormwater 2018 Conference was hend in Sydney on October 2018.

With over 300 delegates it was the one stop shop for industry professionals looking to keep abreast of contemporary practice, share ideas with their peers and make new contacts that can be invaluable in their everyday work.


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2016 SV October Breakfast

At the 2016 Stormwater National Awards for Excellence, three Victorian projects were awarded Excellence in Research and Innovation, Infrastructure and Integrated Stormwater Design categories.

We were joined by not only representatives from each of these winning projects, but also three featured Victorian Concurrent Session Presentations from the 'Best Ever' 2016 Stormwater National Conference that was held earlier on the Gold Coast.

Date: Thursday, 20th October
Time: 7.30 am to 11.00 am
Venue: CQ Function Centre, 113 Queens St, Melbourne


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With the 2016 Stormwater National Conference - ‘Rising to the Challenge’, taking place in September this year, Stormwater Victoria presented a scaled down version of our Annual Conference in 2016, in the form of a one day Symposium.

The 2016 Stormwater Victoria Symposium - ‘The Challenge of Bringing ‘US’ Together’ was a full day Symposium providing a range of speakers, presentations and debates to answer four key questions:

  1. Are we talking to the right people, in the right way about stormwater management?
  2. Are we able to rise to the challenge of stormwater management for future generations?
  3. Are we bridging the gap between design and maintenance of WSUD Infrstructure?
  4. Are we working in multidisciplinary terms, to lead and influence in the right direction?

The Symposium program included a range of presentation types, including multi-stream poster sessions, Keynote speakers and an industry debate.

pdf2016 Program

pdfCities and Spaces – Integrating Roads, Water and Trees - Harry Virahsawmy

pdfLiving Brooklyn: Enabling Communities through Water Management - Dale Brown

pdfStinky Smelly Sediment Pits - Chris Beardshaw

pdfBlack Forest Road Stormwater Harvesting Scheme - Emma Hendy

pdf"Roof to Tap" Urban and Industrial Initiates in Warrnambool - Ian Barnes


Stormwater16 was held in Surfers Paradise between Monday 29th August through to 2nd September.

Building upon the success of previous conferences this year's program included a mix of professional development, presentations and site visits.

The theme- Rising to the Challenge had been deliberately set to attract the broadest range of perspectives; we recognise the valuable role that our industry plays in supporting complex outcomes, often in environments where policy direction is less than clear. Challenges are many and varied, dealing with, and accomodating a growing population in expanding and consolidating cities, ensuring environmental, amenity and effective management of natural resources, dealing with the uncertainty of a changing climate, and all within increasingly tight fiscal environments.


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Stormwater Victoria 2013 was held on May 7 - 8, 2013.



Conference Workbook and Program.

Stormwater in a Liveable City
Towards an Evidence Based Policy Framework
Phillip Johnstone pdfPaper n/a
Independent verification scheme for stormwater treatment devices Stormwater Victoria pdfPaper n/a
A Kaleidoscope of Stormwater Options
The next generation for Kingston
Georgie Wettenhall pdfPaper n/a
Integrated Water Management
Measuring Melbourne Water s Contribution to Liveability
Melanie Holmes pdfPaper n/a
What makes a Water Sensitive City
Learnings from the WSC Study Tour
Ralf Pfleiderer pdfPaper n/a
Integrating Integrated Water Management in the City of Casey
Internal Engagement and Consultation Leading the Development
Nausheen Obaid pdfPaper n/a
Developing Inner Southern Melbourne into a Water Sensitive City of the Future Steven Wallner pdfPaper n/a
Update of Urban Stormwater Best Practice Environmental Management Guidelines (BPEM) Vicki Barmby pdfPaper n/a
Groundwater Recharge and Grow th Area Planning
Managing Risk to Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in the Precinct Structure Planning Process
David Howard pdfPaper n/a
Tools to assist developing a WSUD asset register Sarah Eggleton pdfPaper n/a
Creating Water Sensitive Rural Landscapes Silvana Predebon pdfPaper n/a
Landscape Water Management Strategies To Optimise Stormwater at RBG Melbourne Geoff Connellan pdfPaper n/a
Economics, Flood Modelling and Community-Based Decision Making David Fuller pdfPaper n/a
Streetscape Raingarden Toolkit Ralph Nowoisky pdfPaper n/a
Ecoplan Aqua Biofilter Ecoplan Consulting pdfPaper n/a
Bolin Bolin Billabong Wetland Project
Design Challenges for the Protection and Rehabilitation of the Bolin Bolin Billabong
Nick Andrewes pdfPaper n/a
Integrated Water Management
A Tragedy of the Commons?
Lachlan Johnson pdfPaper n/a
Streamlining the Management of WSUD Features in Bendigo Water Technology pdfPaper n/a
The Melbourne City as a catchment
What s new in 2013
Ralf Pfleiderer pdfPaper n/a
WSUD and minor flooding SIA Annual Conference pdfPaper n/a
Can WSUD Take the Place of a Pipe?
Infiltration Retro fit in an Urban Streetscape
Design Flow pdfPaper n/a
Modelling Integrated Urban Water Management Andrew Grant pdfPaper n/a
Optimising rain water tank sizing and distribution patterns to benefit the downstream ecology Lachlan Guthrie pdfPaper n/a
The response of trees in tree-pits to urban environmental conditions and water availability Andy Coutts pdfPaper n/a
IWCM at Brimbank City Council Operations Centre Sean Durston-Ryan pdfPaper n/a
Flow Control for Wetlands and Bio-Retention Systems
Stephen D Baker pdfPaper n/a
Restoration of Al Asfar Lake Peter Coombes pdfPaper n/a