2024 Pre-Conference Workshops 

The Stormwater Victoria 2024 will comprise the option of two full-day pre-conference workshops; The Operations and Maintenance Manual, and the WSUD Concept Design Workshop. 

VIC Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures 

 This full-day workshop covers all aspects of Operations and Maintenance for all types of stormwater treatment measures. These Guidelines, adopted by Stormwater Victoria, have become the  Australian industry standard and reference document for the maintenance of stormwater assets across the country. The Workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting and approval of stormwater treatment measures.   

Workshop Overview 

The workshop focuses on the O+M Guidelines, that have become the industry standard and reference document for the Maintenance of Stormwater assets.  Many Councils are now putting into their cleaning tenders: “cleaning will be done in accordance with the Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures 2022”.  Which therefore means the cleaning contractors bidding for their work will all be bidding on exactly the same scope, plus they will need to have a copy of the Guidelines and be trained up in its use, and this makes Council’s job much easier.

The Training Covers: 

  • The origin and evolution of these new Guidelines 

  • Some of the standard terms that everyone need to know 

  • Explanation of the format and contents of the Guideline 

  • How Councils and How Cleaning Contractors will use these Guidelines 

  • Planning and budgeting for Maintenance – what Councils need to know 

  • Monitoring of devices – tools, Data Sheets, Cleaning Specs, practical field demonstration & explanation 

  • Regular Cleaning and Comprehensive Cleaning – measure by measure 

  • Dewatering & Decanting, new devices, Reporting format and content 

  • Rectifications, auditing, upgrades & decommissioning 

  • Tricks of the trade (so everyone gets a better outcome) 

  • One Page Cleaning Specs for all proprietary treatment measures 

  • Questions and Answers for everything stormwater 

This popular training exposes the myths and problems of the past, and presents a logical and practical way to get the best from Stormwater Treatment Devices.  Whilst not aimed at consultants and DA engineers, it certainly contains a lot of very helpful content in the selection, sizing and siting of devices for long term reliable solutions.  After all, devices that are chosen appropriately, plus are easy and cost effective to maintain…. tend to get maintained!


Murray Powell 

The presenter for this workshop will be Murray Powell, who is Vice President of Stormwater NSW, one of the document authors and General Manager of Optimal Stormwater who are one of the leaders in design/construction/auditing/rectification of stormwater treatment devices. 


The cost of the full day workshop includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  A copy of the Guidelines will be provided electronically for all attendees. 

Stormwater VIC and Partner Member: $595 

Non Member: $795 

Water Sensitive Urban Design Concept Design  

This course is designed for practitioners who are involved in the planning, design and/or approval of drainage and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) projects and covers the basic principles of WSUD.  The course will cover:

  • Sediment pond design,
  • Wetland Design,
  • Swale design, and
  • Bioretention system design.
 This course is a condensed version of the 2 day Stormy Water Solutions WSUD Course held regularly in Glen Waverley. 


Valerie Mag & Michael Mag 
Stormy Water Solutions was founded in 2003 by Valerie Mag after 12 years with the Melbourne Water Corporation and 3 years with Ecological Engineering Pty Ltd. As a recognised leader in her field, Valerie has successfully run the Stormy Water Solutions for 20-years.  

In 2016, after 2-years at the Melbourne Water Corporation, Valerie’s son Michael joined the company. Today, Michael is the technical expert within Stormy Water Solutions. He is an accomplished flood hydrologic and hydraulic modeller who ensures robust and transparent engineering solutions.   

Together, the Stormy Water Solutions team have extensive knowledge in hydrological and environmental engineering services and use this to help the public and private sectors with their stormwater needs. 


The cost of the full day workshop includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  Notes will be provided for all attendees. 

Stormwater VIC and Partner Member: $695 

Non Member: $795 

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Available
Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Early Bird Registration Closes
Thursday, 28 March 2024

Standard Registration Available
Friday, 29 March 2024

Standard Registration Closes
Friday, 24 May 2024

Conference Dates
Monday, 3 June  - Thursday, 6 June 2024

Conference Convener

Stormwater Victoria


Conference Secretariat

GEMS Event Management Australia

ABN 30 615 654 629

Contact us 
For all registration and accommodation inquiries call
02 9744 5252 or email: registration@gemsevents.com.au

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