Stormwater NSW links the diverse and multi-disciplinary interests of all stakeholders of the Stormwater Industry and represents them at both a state and national level. The Association is a not for profit organisation that exists only to serve its members.
Stormwater NSW promotes innovative and sustainable practice technologies, standards and policies that minimise adverse environmental, social and economic impacts. The Association also facilitates an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of agencies and partners in working to improve the management of our natural and built stormwater systems, provides an advisory and reference service for the industry and promotes the concept that stormwater is a resource.
The objective of Stormwater NSW is to enable local practitioners and the broad community to learn about available stormwater management and quality technologies, provide a platform which encourages interaction between the multiplicity of disciplines and parties engaged in our industry and encourage the development and understanding of new technologies. Our Association also provides opportunities for all interested practitioners and organisations to network within and across disciplines and to influence stormwater policy, legislation and industry guidelines at local and national levels.
Stormwater NSW is supported by the National Association and a strong network of state associations in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
To become a member of Stormwater NSW contact our NSW Secretariat on 02 9744 5252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stormwater New South Wales, Stormwater Queensland and Stormwater South Australia are currently offering three half scholarships (each valued at $5,000) for emerging water leaders who want to participate in the next intake of the International WaterCentre Water Leadership Program. These scholarships are reserved for Stormwater QLD, Stormwater NSW and Stormwater SA members. Applications are currently open until 15 September 2016.
Designed for emerging water leaders at the project to middle management level, the IWC Water Leadership Program is customised for the water sector through sound research and collaboration with experienced industry practitioners. The program helps participants to develop the abilities they need to exert influence, drive change and advance challenging integrated water management projects. The next round of the program will start in December and run for nine months with two face-to-face intensive sessions in Brisbane and various distance/online elements including coaching.
The program won the 2013 Stormwater Queensland Award for Excellence in Policy and Education.
(note: full scholarships are also offered by Melbourne Water -across Victoria- and the International WaterCentre -all around Australia).
Further information and to apply
Stormwater NSW will hold its Annual General Meeting for all members on Thursday, 18th August, 2016 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am at the Cardno office located at The Forum, Level 9, 203 Pacific Highway, St Leonards.
All members of Stormwater NSW are invited to nominate for a position on the management committee for 2016/2017. Stormwater NSW are seeking committee members that are eager and enthusiastic to advance the stormwater industry and who want to play an active role in setting the direction of the Association and its activities. Participation on the committee is also of personal benefit, providing professional development and networking opportunities.
Each nominee should indicate if they wish to stand as one of 4 Office Bearers (President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer) or as a General Committee Member. The office bearers will be elected at the first committee meeting following the AGM. The Association cannot accept more than three persons in any one industry category to serve on the committee and if there are more than three nominations within a category, then a ballot will be held at the AGM. This is to ensure there is a range of interests and disciplines representing the Association.
Nominees should take note of the following:
i. Committee meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of every second month between 9.00am and 11.00am.
ii. Committee members are expected to play an active role in Association activities and will be required to undertake a specific role or task, including participation on a sub-committee. This will require effort outside of the monthly committee meetings.
iii. Should there be more than one nomination for an executive position on the committee (i.e. President, Vice President or Treasurer) the nominees for the position will be required to submit a brief bio (maximum 100 words) to the committee prior to the AGM.
If you have queries regarding participation on the committee or the nomination process, please contact the Association Secretariat.
The 2016 Stormwater NSW Awards for Excellence will be presented at a Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 in The Terrace Room at L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney.
Book your tickets now by clicking on the following link Member Dinner Tickets $150.00, Non Member Dinner Tickets $190.00
We are excited to introduce our Guest Speaker for the evening, Candice Quartermain.
We are delighted to announce the Awards for Excellence Category Finalists for 2016:
Excellence in Infrastructure
Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design
Excellence in Policy or Education
Excellence in Research and Innovation