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Stormwater WA (SIAWA) and New WAter Ways are proud to announce that in 2015 we will be presenting the 4th Hydropolis Conference - "Towards a Water Sensitive City of 3.5 Million".

The Conference will bring together guest speakers and delegates from some of the leading management, planning and infrastructure organisations to exchange ideas and information about meeting the challenges facing Perth as its population grows towards 3.5 million.

For over 25 years now, since the Western Australian Water Resources Council released a report coining the term Water Sensitive Urban Design the concepts embedded within the term have spread around the world. As Perth looks forward to its future as a city of over 3.5 million people, urban intensification and renewal must accompany and support further urban expansion. 

There are many challenges facing our communities and infrastructure as we plan for growth and it is time to refocus and consider the ways that each of us can contribute to a water sensitive future for Perth.

The Conference will be spread over two full days, including presentations from a wide range of community and industry spokespeople on building a water sensitive city of 3.5 million people. We encourage you to participate in this event by presenting or sponsoring the 2015 Conference.

Call for technical papers – Abstracts due 28th February 2015

Members of Stormwater WA, professionals and academics working in stormwater management and water sensitive urban design spaces are invited to submit expressions of interest to present technical papers at Hydropolis 2015 to be held in Perth in April.

Conference themes

This conference will consider the ways that the stormwater industry can respond to the challenges of the future. Themes to guide lodgement of technical papers for consideration are:

  • Infrastructure challenges of a growing population
  • Managing stormwater on small lots
  • Stormwater quality and relationships to groundwater export
  • Stormwater as a resource

Please email abstracts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you to City of Canning: Venue sponsor for Hydropolis 2015

City of Canning



SIAWA gratefully acknowldeges the following industry partners:

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