Archive for July 2020

Program Director, Urban Water Strategy & Melbourne System Strategy

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City West Water, Melbourne Water, South East Water and Yarra Valley Water are four government agencies responsible for the provision of water and sewerage services to the Melbourne area. Every five years Victoria’s water corporations are required to develop Urban Water Strategies (UWS) and Melbourne Water must formulate a Melbourne System Strategy (MSS). These strategies…

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Intelligent Water Network take the stage at Virtual Water

Don’t miss the Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) program streaming via Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s new virtual conference and exhibition platform Virtual Water this Wednesday 29 July, from 9am. Topics will cover a range of asset management initiatives, presentations and workshops as below Program 9:00.  Dean Barnett (IWN) Welcome and introductions 9:10.  Farshad Ibrahimi (Isle…

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VicWater launches WaterAble network to improve inclusion in the water sector

The Victorian water sector is leading the way on diversity and inclusion, with VicWater set to launch WaterAble this week – a network for people with disability and their allies. The network aims to help raise awareness of people with disabilities in the state’s water sector, while also providing the opportunity to share stories, promote inclusion and increase advocacy.…

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City West Water strengthens its support for people with disability

City West Water is proudly sponsoring the launch of a new network that supports people with disability, their families, carers and allies across the Victorian water industry. WaterAble will bring together people in the water industry to raise and address issues that affect people with disability; improve inclusion and access for employees and customers with…

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Gippsland Water appoints two new executives to its leadership team

Melissa Thek and Chris Wood senior appointments announced at Gippsland Water

Gippsland Water has announced two new appointments to its executive leadership team: Chris Wood as General Manager Operations and Melissa Thek as General Manager Business Transformation. Gippsland Water Managing Director Sarah Cumming said the new-look executive leadership team would lead the organisation towards its vision of a healthy and sustainable Gippsland for generations to come.…

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Goulburn Valley Water appoints new MD

Steve Capewell has been appointed the new Managing Director for Goulburn Valley Water. Steve has a significant background in engineering, water cycle management, water operations and water treatment, infrastructure planning and asset management, field operations and maintenance, as well as staff culture and safety development. He has extensive experience working with regional and indigenous communities,…

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Peter Morison has a personal connection to WaterAble

Peter Morison, CEO of VicWater supports WaterAble

Water corporations across Victoria are getting behind the WaterAble launch. For VicWater CEO Peter Morison this network has a personal connection: “WaterAble is an initiative that leads and challenges us to involve and include members of our community with disabilities. Having an adult son with special needs, I know how important it is for our industry to drive the…

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Industry Macro-trends Workshop

A joint initiative of VicWater and Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), the Industry Macro-trends Workshop will explore the major strategic challenges facing our industry through the lens of COVID-19 including: Social: Population growth, Urbanisation, Integrated planning, Changing workplace Technology: Technological innovation, Internet of things Economy: Economic pressures, Water affordability, Supply chain resilience Environment: Climate change, Water security…

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Submission to the Productivity Commission – Water Reform 2020

The Productivity Commission has published an issues paper on national water reform. A copy of the issues paper is available at https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/water-reform-2020/issues VicWater met with Commissioner Jane Doolan (also a Western Water Board Director) during February to discuss water reform priorities, opportunities for the issues paper and a renewed National Water Initiative. Submissions are due…

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Carbon offsets webinar

VicWater will host a webinar on 19 August, focusing on the use of carbon offsets in the water sector. The webinar will communicate outcomes of the recent Melbourne Water and VicWater carbon offsets project and address issues such as: how carbon offsets work, risks with using carbon offsets and regulatory and procurement challenges. For more…

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