The Stormwater Australia National Awards for Excellence ceremony was held on 29th March 2023, in conjunction with the conference. 

There was a high standard of entry across all six (6) categories, which is reflective that all finalists were previously recipients of State Excellence Awards. We would like to commend everyone for their dedication and commitment to improving stormwater management across Australia.

Due to the high quality of projects, Stormwater Australia will be looking to promote the work of all finalists and category winners. We will be providing project profiles via our newsletter, new website and webinars during the year. 

We are pleased to announce the following winners of the National Awards:

   ** UPDATE 13th April 2023**

Thank you to all reviewers and submitters who provided comments on the draft SQIDEP Laboratory Pathway protocol [draft version 1.2]. We have received great feedback and comments from across the Industry. This is to confirm that we have now closed the avenue and portal for feedback (after 4 months) and are collating all responses. The final protocol will be published in due course, within the next couple of months, following endorsement by the Board of Stormwater Australia.


Dear Stormwater Professionals, 

Thank you for your excellent feedback on the laboratory based pathway for SQIDEP. We will close the feedback portal at Easter and bring the final version through to the Stormwater Australia board for final approval shortly after.

It is acknowledged that the protocol cannot be all things to all people. However, I strongly believe we must put the differences of opinions down and continue to move forward in a nationally unified way. The protocol has been overseen by myself and contains suggestions from many of the best minds in the country and internationally. Those who have worked on this have done so with no other thought but to help the industry have more certainty, an easier way to test for compliance and to follow international norms. 

I hope that it will allow easier testing of manufacturers' products and help local councils and state government bodies to have confidence in these products when verified. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. 

Although SQIDEP has been a large topic for discussion, I believe it is a very small part of our future success. We must look to increasing pollution prevention and removal from existing infrastructure through a suite of policies and infrastructure.

Kind Regards, 

Mark R. Gibson BEng MIWM RPEQ FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

SQIDEP Technical Review Panel (TRP) Chair


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A Call for Directors is now open, with the information and application document now available. We are looking for 4 new Directors.

We seek candidates who can demonstrate expertise in the stormwater, environment or water sectors. The preferred candidate will be actively involved in the stormwater industry and will have a depth of exposure in government and private sectors.

As a skills-based Board, Stormwater Australia will look favourably on candidates who can offer diverse skills and can contribute to diversity in expertise, background and perspective, with independent thinking, as well as being representative and responsive to industry needs.

The link to the information is pdfhere.

Congratulations to the 2022 Stormwater WA Awards for Excellence Winners!

The winners were announced following Hydropolis 2022 - your stormwater booster! on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Winners - 2022 Stormwater WA Awards for Excellence

Thanks to the work of the Stormwater Australia Innovation Committee's 'Knowledge Sharing and Celebration Project Group' and members who provided feedback, Stormwater Australia is pleased to launch our new logo. The design work was done as part of the new website that is under development.

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Going forward, we will be updating documentation and systems with the new logo.

The new website development is now well underway. Design work has been approved and the website build is progressing.

Our new database solution will also be under development in parallel with the website build.


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 (extended)

(Due to the extreme weather events occurring now on the East Coast of Australia, applications will be accepted up until 31st March 2022)

For more information click here. To download the form under the heading 'Call for Expressions of Interest', please see this webpage.

Large parts of Eastern Australia have been experiencing a severe weather event, with extreme rainfall and flooding.

Stormwater Australia extends its condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives, and to the many thousands of people directly affected by the floods. We are thinking of you at this time and understand that it is an uncertain and emotional time.

We express our gratitude and support to our emergency service personnel, and to our colleagues involved in the flood response including those managing our dams. Many have been working 15-hour shifts, with little to no sleep during this period, to help keep our communities safe.


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STORMWATER 2021: our 6th National Conference and our first-ever 100% virtual conference.