Stormwater Australia is pleased to announce a launch of the SQIDEP database at the upcoming Stormwater Victoria conference (Time for a Watershed) to be held in Lorne between 3- 5 May 2017.

The database/ website has been developed after extensive feedback and consultation, including at the Stormwater16 conference.  The Board would like to thank all those who have supported this initiative and have generously provided their time and intellectual input.

Once launched, this online tool will be available to Stormwater Industry members and allow information that has been provided by Stormwater Quality Improvement Device (SQID) proprietors to be displayed with a level of confidence that supporting documentation has been provided and is available for scrutiny.

Importantly, as a searchable tool it will allow devices to be 'filtered' according to key design and preformance criteria, thus eliminating much of the headache that currently exists in the areas of both design and approval.

The SQID website/ database is a sister project to the Stormwater Quality Improvement Device Evaluation Protocol (SQIDEP) which was initiated to guide the significant investments by proprietary suppliers in field testing.  The SQIDEP is currently being independently reviewed by leading water authorities in several states. This review is scheduled to be completed by June this year.  

Together, the SQIDEP and SQID website/ database should provide the highest levels of confidence in selecting proprietary devices for real world applications.