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Welcome to the Stormwater Industry Association of Western Australia.

We are a non-profit State association for the Stormwater Industry.

Become a member and help give our industry a voice in Western Australia. Receive the Stormwater Bulletin, gain access to our archives and get discounts for stormwater events. Sign up here

Upskilling the industry on AR&R 2016

Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) is a national guideline for flood risk estimation. AR&R provides guidance and datasets to produce accurate and consistent flood studies and mapping to ensure communities, infrastructure and the environment can withstand the impact of extreme rainfall, flooding and storm surge.

In 2016 the first major update to the guidelines in nearly 30 years was published. The modernisation of the guidelines and the accompanying data and software takes into account the significant technological advances in rainfall and runoff assessment since the previous edition.

Engineers Australia are running 2 day training programs across the country, with Perth scheduled for

10-11th July 2018.

Ther training program will provide an introduction to ARR and the update, as well as deliver an advanced practical application workshop.

For further information on the program and on how to registration head over to the Engineers Australia website:

2017 Stormwater WA Awards for Excellence - winners annouced at Hydropolis /WSUD 2018 conference dinner

The 2017 Stormwater WA Awards for Excellence was held at the 2018 Hydropolis and WSUD conference dinner, on 14th February 2018 at Crown Towers, Perth.  With the State Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science, the HON Dave Kelly BA MLA in attendance, and Water Corporation CEO Sue Murphy as MC, awards dinner attendees were treated to a Valentine’s Day evening with delicious food, good music and a room full of (mostly) engineers to celebrate with. And none were happier more than the awards winners themselves:


Coterra Environment for Rosehill Waters – Stage 1
(project partners: Noahs Rosehill Waters, Urbis, and Pritchard Francis)


City of Cockburn for Adventure World Carpark Redesign
(project partners: Forth Consulting Engineers and Adventure World)


Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for Performance of two urban stormwater biofilters in an area with seasonally high groundwater
(project partners: University of Western Australia, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, and State NRM Office)


Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for 2015-17 Light Industry Program
(project partners: National Landcare Program, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and City of Bayswater, City of Belmont, City of Canning, City of Gosnells, City of Melville, City of Swan, and Town of Bassendean)


Urbaqua for Neerigen Brook North Living Stream
(project partner: Urban Quarter)

Congratulations to all 2017 Stormwater WA Awards for Excellence who will go on to compete against their eastern state counterparts at the National Stormwater Awards for Excellence, held as part of Stormwater2018 in Sydney. We wish them well!

 Bill Till Stormwater WA Chair iwht winners of 2017 Excellence in Policy Education Department of Water Environmental Regulation

2017 Awards for Excellence


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Stormwater WA announces the 2017 Awards for Excellence

Stormwater Western Australia is conducting the 2017 Awards for Excellence to encourage and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of stormwater projects and the people involved.

Submission deadline: Wednesday 15 November 2017

Winners announced: WSUD & Hydropolis 2017, 12-15 February 2018

Further information can be found in the Kit and Entry form below:



WSUD & Hydropolis 2018: Creating Water Sensitive Communities

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On behalf of the Organising Committee, I am delighted to invite you to attend the 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD 2018), which is being held in conjunction with Hydropolis 2018.

Water Sensitive Urban Design Conferences are a recognised premier technical event hosted by Engineers Australia. The conferences attract leading experts, and have a reputation for high quality papers covering a range of water sensitive urban design topics.

On this occasion Engineers Australia has partnered with Stormwater WA to host WSUD 2018 in conjunction with Hydropolis 2018. Hydropolis events provide an opportunity for Western Australian water professionals to exchange ideas and information about meeting the current and future challenges of the region.

WSUD / Hydropolis 2018 is also supported by the Australian Water Association (AWA) which aims to deliver information, expertise and collaboration for sustainable water management.

The partnering of Engineers Australia and Stormwater WA with support from AWA will provide a unique opportunity for water professionals from all organisations and backgrounds to exchange ideas, interact with existing and new acquaintances, and broaden their knowledge on water sensitive urban design on both a local and international scale.

The focus of WSUD / Hydropolis 2018 is “Creating Water Sensitive Communities” and aims to challenge delegates thinking and knowledge, and expand their views on what represents urban water management best practice and its vital role in developing our future communities.

The main conference will be held from 13 to 15 February 2018 and include a full technical program with a number of excellent keynote speakers, and range of oral sessions covering both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed papers.

Optional pre–conference workshops / field trips will be offered on 12 February. A formal conference dinner will be held on 14 February where Engineers Australia and Stormwater WA Industry Awards winners will be announced, alongside some light entertainment.

The conference will be held at Crown Towers, which is a world-class facility overlooking the banks of the Swan River. There are a number of accommodation options nearby and a number of excellent restaurants and bars which will provide limitless opportunities for the all-important break out and networking sessions.

Once again, on behalf of the Organising Committee, I encourage you to submit a paper and attend WSUD / Hydropolis 2018. I look forward to welcoming you in February 2018.

Kristy Chandler

Chair, WSUD / Hydropolis 2018 Organising Committee  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  |  07 3226 3026