Archive for November 2020

2019-20 Annual Report has arrived

While 2019-20 has provided many challenges, it has also been a year where VicWater has been able to bring a number of new supports to its members across the five critical result areas of its Strategic Plan 2018-2023: Influence policy and regulation Connect leaders and facilitate collaboration Be a catalyst for thought leadership and action…

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Providing Access to Clean Water

The Challenge: Providing Access to Clean Water eWATER set out to solve a major challenge that vexes the health and economic well-being of people in developing nations: access to clean water. It’s estimated that more than 780 million people across the globe do not have access to clean water, with some 2,300 people dying each…

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Team Update

After 19 years of faithful service, Fiona Ould is finishing in her role as VicWater’s Office Manager.  Some of you will know Fiona as the voice who answers the office phone or the name associated with our invoices and bookings. Others will remember Fiona in her role organising VicWater’s annual conference and other important member…

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Do you have the right type of insurance?

Super funds not only help you in saving for your retirement but also offer insurance as peace of mind in the event that something may happen to you. So, if you have insurance, it’s important to make sure you’re not underinsured or being overcharged for cover you don’t need, and if you don’t have insurance,…

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IWN: Conference catch up and recruitment opportunities

Did you miss IWN’s 2020 Virtual Conference? You can catch up on the program updates, Champions presentation and Hydrovation Challenge announcement via the conference recordings: Morning session Afternoon session This was the first time IWN has opened its annual conference up to all staff at member water corporations. If you joined online, you would’ve had…

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Diversity and Inclusion at Lower Murray Water

Workplace diversity and inclusion is not only a strategic focus for Lower Murray Water (LMW) but is something the organisation is passionate about. LMW is focusing on true cultural change that will promote an environment that is inclusive, where all our employees feel comfortable being themselves at work. Lower Murray Water Apprentice Caitlyn Petty Encouraging…

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Detecting leaks to reduce water loss and disruptive bursts

Looking for a way to detect and locate leaks in your network so that you can reduce non-revenue water loss and avoid disruptive bursts? While rolling out digital meters across their network, South East Water saw an opportunity to include advanced sensors to gain greater insights into the network and move to a predictive stance.…

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A Word from the CEO

Nearing the end of the year, it is always good to take stock of our progress and achievements.  And VicWater has experienced a bumper 2020!  Here’s a summary of our contributions over the year: Creating the Policy Platform as a foundation for action and advocacy on regulatory reform, government policy, and the role of the…

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Protecting Our Waterways For Future Generations

Protecting our precious natural resources matters more than ever before. This year’s Budget will improve the health of Victoria’s rivers, creeks and wetlands, preserving these iconic locations for families to enjoy as well as ensuring water security for farmers, towns and industry. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 invests $562 million to make our rivers healthier, improving…

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Rural Season Kicks Off

Coliban Water’s 2020/21 rural season will begin on Monday (November 23), with a 100 per cent allocation for the 10th year in a row. The rural system supplies untreated rural water and some recycled water to 1,366 rural license holders through 500 kilometres of channels and pipelines. Coliban Water Regional Livability Manager Steve Healy said…

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