Introduction to Urban Stormwater Management in Australia

Environment Australia / Department of Sustainability and Environment


This introduction to urban stormwater management has been prepared by Environment Australia as part of the Living Cities Urban Stormwater Initiative. It outlines current challenges and approaches for improving urban stormwater management within a water cycle framework. This is not a technical manual, rather an analysis of current trends, research and best practice for managing stormwater in Australia. It is a starting point for delving into a feature of our cities that has been often ignored, but is now recognised for its capacity to be both a major source of pollution or a major resource.