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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

Draft Decision Process on Stormwater Management

Have Your Say

The Department of Water has released the Decision Process for Stormwater Management in WA: Draft for Consultation for comment until 21 October 2016.

Urban development should be designed to ensure that liveable, resilient, sustainable and productive cities and communities are created by interconnecting the built, social and natural environments. Urban stormwater systems play a significant role in creating water sensitive cities and communities.

The decision process outlines the State government’s approaches and criteria for planning and designing new and existing (retrofitting) stormwater systems throughout Western Australia.

Draft decision process for stormwater management July 16 front cover


Australian Rainfall & Runoff - advanced draft


A complete advanced draft of ARR is now available for industry comment and use where appropriate. The only outstanding chapter is Book 9 Chapter 6 - Modelling Approaches

This is because it is the last chapter that could be written as it is related to Books 9 and 7.

Click here to read all about the new guide to flood estimation and to download the guide.

Cover Page ARR p8 1.010119

The Great Debate: Pits & Pipes vs WSUD

Around 80 of Western Australia’s ‘who’s who’ in stormwater management assembled on the evening of 14 June to witness and participate in “The Great Debate – Pits & Pipes vs WSUD”. The idea for the event was conceived by Stormwater Western Australia and implemented as part of a series of events called “Water Industry Nights” through New WaterWAys, the Western Australian capacity building program for Water Sensitive Urban Design. It was also made possible by the sponsorship of Essential Environmental and the Department of Planning which provided the venue for the event.

The great Debate Panel


Building a strong business case for water sensitive city projects and programs

CRCWSC launches first professional development course

This innovative new course will commence in April 2016 in Perth with the aim of building the capacity of urban water professionals to assess the costs and benefits of water sensitive city programs and to influence the process for getting projects off the ground.

This course, the first in the CRCWSC Innovation Skills Series, is being developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders, and will build skills and knowledge to successfully develop and gain support for business cases to deliver water sensitive cities projects and programs.

Course participants will learn through an innovative delivery model that blends a short (two day) intensive face-to-face course followed by a longer period of planned work-based learning (two hour per month for three months), enabling participants to learn-by-doing in the context of their own projects.

The course will offer expert tuition, hands-on experiential learning which minimises time out of work, the opportunity to be part of a network of practitioners across the Australian urban water sector who face similar challenges, and the production of valuable and practical business case outputs for organisational planning and action.

Who should enrol?

While applicable to a wide range of professionals this course is specifically targeted at professionals working within and with local governments, including scientists and engineers, landscape architects, urban planners and designers, and project managers with:

  • at least 3 years of experience in the urban water sector
  • a role in developing and delivering water sensitive or integrated water management projects and programs
  • a desire to improve their capacity to generate change in the urban water sector

Download brochure

Click here to register

To find out more about the course, please contact Pablo Orams This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.









Shelley Shepherd
Program Manager
New WAter Ways