Welcome

Welcome members and guests to the Stormwater South Australian website.

In the pursuit to continually provide our members with the most current information on policy and activity in the industry, we use our website to communicate, generate discussions, as well as promote news, events and projects.

Please continue to give us your feedback ... we love to hear from you!

 

Brown Hill Keswick Creek Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) project tour

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DUE TO CURRENT COVID RESTRICITIONS, THIS EVENT WILL BE POSTPONED. DETAILS ABOUT THE NEW DATE WILL BE PROVIDED SOON.  

Stormwater SA invite you to attend a tour of the Brown Hill Keswick Creek Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) project, to be held on Thursday 29 July 2021.

The Brown Hill and Keswick Creek stormwater board is constructing a wetland at the southern end of the Adelaide Park Lands. In addition to aiding the management of flooding in Park Lands Creek and downstream residential areas, the wetland will deliver a range of benefits including improving water quality, enhancing the biodiversity of the area and creating amenity for park users.

Further information about the project can be found on the project website.

PPE is required for the site tour - steel toe cap boots, high-visibility vests, safety glasses and hard hat.

Following the site tour, there will be drinks and nibbles provided at the Arab Steed Hotel, 241 Hutt Street, Adelaide.

  

2021 National Stormwater Australia Awards for Excellence

Recognising and celebrating the 2021 National Stormwater Australia Awards for Excellence winners

Join us for a 2-course dinner and beverages as we celebrate the success of the category winners, which will be announced during a live cross to the 2021 National Awards for Excellence presentations.

Details
Wednesday 14 April 2021

Location: Gilbert Suite, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

Registration & networking: 5:00pm
Livestream of awards: 5:30-7:00pm
Dinner: 6:00-7:30pm - 2-course dinner with beverages
Networking: 7:30-8:30pm
Close: 8:30pm

Members - $30 (incl. GST) Non-members - $120 (incl. GST)

Registrations close 5pm, Friday 9 April

The 2021 National Awards for Excellence categories are:

  • Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning

  • Excellence in Infrastructure

  • Excellence in Asset Management

  • Excellence in Research and Innovation

  • Excellence in Policy or Education

  • Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design

The full list of finalists is on the Stormwater 2021 website, and includes the 2020 Stormwater SA awards' category winners.

The 2021 Stormwater Australia Awards for Excellence encourage and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of stormwater projects and the people involved. 

 

Evaluating smart stormwater storages for urban catchment management & Stormwater SA AGM 2020 - Online event

Stormwater SA invites you to hear from The University of Adelaide's Prof. Holger Maier and Assoc. Prof. Mark Thyer about the latest research into smart stormwater storages for urban catchment management.

The Annual General Meeting will follow and the new committee will be established for the year ahead.

Interconnected ‘Smart Tank’ storages that utilise artificial intelligence and machine learning could collectively adapt to a storm’s dynamic behaviour mid-event through the use of adjustable orifice outlets to control the various sub-catchment outflows to match a downstream pipe’s flow capacity.

Recent research by the University of Adelaide demonstrates this approach of managing the outflow hydrographs of the system could provide a cost effective alternative to stormwater pipe upgrades in some circumstances.

The opportunity this technology presents for local and state governments lies not only in the potential cost savings, but also across many other benefits relating to urban greening, urban cooling and watercourse biodiversity.

This research, lead by the University of Adelaide in collaboration with Water Technology, won a Commendation at the recent Stormwater SA Excellence Awards. The research was jointly funded by the City of Unley, City of Mitcham and the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

Zoom webinar details will be sent to attendees when registered.

2020 Stormwater South Australia Excellence Awards - Winners

Congratulations to the winners and commendations awarded in all of the categories of the Stormwater SA Excellence Awards 2020

This year Stormwater South Australia navigated the Awards a little differently to how we had originally planned, bringing the results to you via your Inbox. We hope to bring the membership together later this year to celebrate the Awards winners and commendations, and to reconnect with members. Stay tuned for more information about how we'll turn our virtual celebration into a physical one as Australia rebounds from the current distancing and isolation rules.

Thank you to everyone who made a submission, and made the judges' job a difficult one. Special thanks goes to the judges who contributed their time and expertise to assessing submissions in categories 1 to 6.

Category 1 - Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning

Winner - Combining Integrated Stormwater Management with Environmental Protection at Springwood, Gawler East | Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec

Commendation - Lightsview Integrated Stormwater Master Plan | DesignFlow, Lightsview Joint Venture, Aspect Studio, Greenhill Australia and City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Category 2 - Excellence in Infrastructure

Winner - Port Road Drainage Upgrade Stages 2 & 3 | City of Charles Sturt and Southfront

Commendation - Liverpool Street Pump Station, Port Lincoln | Tonkin, BMD, City of Port Lincoln and Stormwater Management Authority

Category 4 - Excellence in Research & Innovation

Winner - Joint Research Program between Flinders University and the City of Marion | City of Marion, Flinders University of South Australia, Local Government Association and Managed Aquifer Recharge Users Group

Commendation - Smart Detention Tank Storage - The Future Solution to Catchment Scale Stormwater Management | City of Mitcham, City of Unley, University of Adelaide and Water Technology

Category 6 - Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design

Winner - Kings Reserve Wetland | City of West Torrens, DesignFlow and T.C.L.

Category 7 - Developing Stormie

Winner - Michael Di Matteo

This year no submissions were received for Category 3 (Excellence in Asset Management) or Category 5 (Excellence in Policy or Education).


 

2020 Stormwater South Australia Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Stormwater SA Excellence Awards! 

Full details and an entry form are here:

StormwaterSA-Awards2020_EntryForm.docx

StormwaterSA-Awards_Brochure_2020.pdf

Entries close on 6 March 2020. The presentation of the South Australian awards will be held on 17 April 2020. 

Winners are entered directly into the Stormwater Australia Awards which are being held at the Stormwater 2020 national conference on 18 June 2020.

Awards can be submitted in the following categories:

  • Category 1 - Excellence in Strategic and Master Planning
    This award recognises excellence in strategic or master planning in the development of integrated stormwater management. 
  • Category 2 - Excellence in Infrastructure
    This award recognises excellence in stormwater infrastructure projects that have been delivered and are now operational. 
  • Category 3 – Excellence in Asset Management
    This award recognises excellence in the management of stormwater infrastructure in order to encourage and promote improved asset management planning and practices. 
  • Category 4 – Excellence in Research and Innovation
    This award recognises excellence in research and innovation to facilitate or accelerate the uptake of stormwater management principles and practices that lead to the sustainable use and management of stormwater. 
  • Category 5 – Excellence in Policy or Education
    This award recognises excellence in policy/regulation and educational programs/activities that facilitate or accelerate the uptake of stormwater management principles and practices that lead to the sustainable use and management of stormwater. 
  • Category 6 – Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design
    This award recognises excellence in the integration of stormwater into the urban environment.
  • Category 7 – Developing Stormie (New!)
    This award recognises the outstanding achievements of a stormwater practitioner with less than 10 years'  experience (post-graduate or post-employment in the field). This is a new award for 2020.  

Full details of each of the award categories, including eligibility, conditions of entry, judging criteria and the submission requirements are provided in the attached brochure. 

The entry form is also attached.

Submissions close on Friday 6 March 2020. 

We look forward to seeing what the stormwater industry in South Australia has been up to for the past 2 years and celebrating with you all on 17 April 2020!

If you have any queries please drop us a line on info@stormwatersa.asn.au