Charles Coathup is passionate about improving and advancing Stormwater Asset Management.  Collectively, Charles has over 17 years’ experience in the stormwater management space, including 10 years as Managing Director of Renew Solutions and Director of

Stormwater management has taken Charles to all parts of Australia, including a number of years in New Zealand and SE Asia, where he has personally undertaken many types of activities from the design, modelling, construction and rectification of new WSUD and stormwater quality improvement devices (SQIDs) to the continual inspection, cleaning and maintenance of such assets.

Co-founding Renew Solutions in 2010 has helped Charles to continue to provide a more diverse range of asset management services to both public and private clients in various sectors. These services include the auditing and condition assessment of assets and the implementation of asset Maintenance Management Programs.


Charles believes that through the constant monitoring and analysis of asset data, captured through the life of these assets and their management activities, we can understand these assets better and therefore make more proactive, predictive and adaptive asset management decisions. This will ensure asset longevity, performance and compliance to improve our waterways.

Charles has also continued an active role within Stormwater Queensland for the last 10 years, where he is currently the Treasurer of the state association. We are thankful for all of his contributions to our organisation and our industry throughout his career.