Archive for February 2020

Carbon offsets

VicWater, together with Melbourne Water, is forming a working group to develop an industry position on the purchase of carbon offsets including setting principles for balancing carbon offset quality and value. The initial objective of the working group will be to draft a set of principles and priorities for carbon offset sourcing and procurement to…

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Securing the water supply for Moe and Newborough

Gippsland Water has completed works to secure the water supply for Moe and Newborough Completed in November the $1.8 million project has a 20-megalitre capacity basin and supplies water to the Yallourn Power Station and almost 3000 residential customers in the Moe/Newborough area. The work involved removing the damaged cover and liner, repairs on the…

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Misalignment between company boards and organisations is increasing risk

Misalignment between boards and other areas of organisations is leading to increased risk exposure, according to a report from the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA). The report noted divergence between board members and C-suite-level employees about their organisation’s perceived capability to manage risk in the following areas: cybersecurity, data protection, regulatory change, business continuity/crisis response,…

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Could you solve an international water, sanitation or hygiene problem?

Registration for 2020 Winnovators program is now open! The program begins Wednesday 1 April and runs until the end of September with the winners announced in October 2020. This year’s program is really exciting – teams will be able to solve climate resilience problems from and raise funds for India, Timor-Leste, or Zambia. WaterAid UK will also be hosting for the first time…

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Clearwater

Clearwater offers capacity building initiatives to support your skills, knowledge and networks in integrated water management (IWM). We are currently taking registrations for the following events: 24 February Water Industry Drinks: Join Clearwater and Stormwater Victoria for the triannual water drinks event. This is an excellent opportunity to network with stormwater and Integrated Water Management (IWM)…

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Sustainability: The future of investing

In 2019, Vision Super’s approach to responsible investment was recognised by a number of leading organisations in the field. PRI Leaders’ Group Vision Super was one of just six Australian super funds (out of a total of 206 industry, retail, public sector and corporate super funds) to be included in the 2019 PRI Leaders’ Group.…

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Magnesium hydroxide liquid for odour control

A catchment dosing approach Mission Beach is a mixed residential and tourist area and is home to the iconic Cassowary. A sewerage scheme was commissioned by Cassowary Coast Regional Council in 2006 to collect the wastewater from three constituent communities and pumped by two major stations, at Wongaling and North Mission Beach, to the Main…

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VBA liaison working group

Water corporations are enjoying a closer relationship with VBA following the reconstitution of the VBA and water industry liaison group. VicWater has issued invitations for a series of meetings during 2020 to make progress on issues such as data sharing, incident notifications and fault notifications.

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Emerging contaminants risk assessment

Draft Emerging Contaminants Risk Assessment report were circulated to water corporations prior to Christmas. The reports will be finalised very early in February. This risk assessment of emerging contaminants and new ANZECC parameters (at $2500 per assessed site) has saved water corporations hundreds of thousands of dollars, compared to alternative options to assess risk from…

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Infrastructure Victoria

Infrastructure Victoria (IV) published the Reforming Water Sector Governance paper and the accompanying Marsden Jacobs report in October last year. The paper and report was the product of a workshop and consultation process involving many water corporations representatives during early 2019. IV has requested VicWater’s help to provide an overall response and perspective on individual actions proposed by Marsden…

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