Final Papers

Key Dates

  • Call for Innovation Show case ideas close Friday 29 March
  • Final Papers and Speaker Bio’s due Friday 1 March
  • Final Papers Reviewed Tuesday 5 March
  • Final Programme confirmed Friday 5 April
  • Presentations due for short abstracts Friday 5 April


The conference will provide a forum to participate in the industry and share the knowledge, experience, emergent technology and research, which in turn will ensure that we as a collective rise to the challenge of providing the best environmental outcomes for our waterways. Papers are sought on any topic of interest to the full spectrum of the stormwater industry including but not limited to:

Reconnecting and restoring

  • Reconnecting with waterways
  • Restoring urban waterways

Health and wellbeing of stormwater systems

  • Creating better places (using hydrological catchments as basis for good urban design)
  • Swimmable rivers / Rive quality
  • Ecosystems
  • Healthy Flow Regimes

Asset availability, vulnerability and resilience – Lifelines

  • Water sensitive/Sustainable whole of life solutions – cradle to cradle
  • Improved customer experiences – Happy endings

Safety in design

  • Health and Safety
  • Keeping people safe/well-being of people
  • Well-being of the environment/ zero harm
  • Safety in Design

Connection and innovation

  • Connecting people with water and our environment
  • Innovations and Collaborations – Success Stories
  • Harnessing Technology (e.g. modelling, IoT, materials, future thinking)

Funding for change – getting value from WS stormwater delivery