Exploring SQIDEP – Setting the Standard for Stormwater Treatment

About the Webinar

SQIDEP (Stormwater Quality Improvement Device Evaluation Protocol) is a set of key criteria for the verification of stormwater device capabilities and performance. An industry-standard developed over five years by Stormwater Australia, the revolutionary system was adopted in 2018.

Setting the standard for stormwater is part of a sustainable future and ensuring better water quality outcomes, SQIDEP helps you to make better choices when assessing viable assets for your on-site requirements.

Presented by SPEL’s Robert Chesterfield (NSW Team Leader) and Dr Darren Drapper (Principal Engineer and Director of Drapper Environmental Consultants), this webinar will investigate the ways SQIDEP verifies the data and pollution removal specifications for stormwater devices.

As demand for stormwater assets grow, it is imperative that pollution removal and water quality outcomes meet industry standards. SQIDEP is a standardised way of validating the performance of stormwater devices – and helps to set appropriate benchmarks for reliability, integrity and consistency of the data that supports stormwater devices.

SPELFilter was recently granted approval through the SQIDEP process and has passed the rigorous testing and performance capability assessments by independent third parties. It joins SPEL’s range of approved devices including SPELBasin & Hydrochannel.

CPD credit hours = 1


Dr Darren Drapper

Director, Drapper Environmental Consultants
Dr Darren Drapper is the Principal Engineer and Director of Drapper Environmental Consultants. He was formerly a Director on the Board of Stormwater Australia, the custodian of SQIDEP, and has extensive experience applying SQIDEP testing to more than 20 different sites and devices. A PhD-qualified environmental engineer, his goal is to assist his clients with win-win outcomes in water, stormwater and wastewater. He has 26 years of experience across manufacturing industries, consulting, government, research and academia.

Robert Chesterfield

Robert has over 15 years working in the construction industry. He has a strong love for the industry with a clear understanding of the environmental impacts urban development has on our waterways and how Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is successfully implemented. Building long-lasting, positive and profitable relationships, he ensures project stakeholders can meet their commitments to improving environmental outcomes with the use of ‘Generational’ stormwater assets.
Enrolled: 215 students
Duration: 60 minutes
Lectures: 1
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