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Join delegates from industry, academia, not-for-profit, local and state government and many more at New South Wales’ premier stormwater conference!

Online registration is now available to attend the 2019 Stormwater NSW Conference themed “Failure to Thrive: are sustainable stormwater practices really catching on?”, which will be held at the Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour from 27-30 August 2019.

This conference is a must – not just for stormwater engineers, but also for planners, architects, hydrologists and all other roles in environmental management – to discuss and learn from past failures to ensure success in your projects.

We are delighted to welcome our keynote speakers who will be joining us in Coffs Harbour:

  • Tim Pritchard, Director, Water Wetlands and Coasts Science Branch, DPIE (formerly OEH Science)
  • Professor Ana Deletic, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Ian R Cumming, diverse and comprehensive construction industry and Defence background
  • Greg Mashiah, Manager Water Cycle at Clarence Valley Council
  • Kathy Willis, PhD Candidate, Centre for Marine Socioecology at UTAS, Oceans and Atmosphere at CSIRO

The 2019 Stormwater NSW Conference program features rapid-fire presentations with time for further group discussion and in-depth sessions to fully explore topics. With this mix, the Conference is such to stimulate discussion, learnings and new ideas.

Join delegates to hear speakers and leading experts on topics such as:

  • Technical marvels
  • Failure to thrive
  • Urban waterway syndrome
  • Policy and planning
  • Handover, operation and maintenance of stormwater assets
  • Landscape design and stormwater systems
  • Water health
  • Stormwater management service charge
  • Stakeholder and community engagement
  • Stormwater NSW Awards – Where are they now?
  • Urban renewal and green infrastructure
  • Research, innovation and technology
  • Flood and coastal inundation
  • Case studies
  • Construction challenges and opportunities

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Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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