Archive for January 2022

Traditional owners and Barwon Water collaborate on Porronggitj Karrong Project

Barwon Water are partnering with Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation on the Porronggitj Karrong project. The project will improve the safety of the heritage-listed Ovoid Sewer Aqueduct in Breakwater, Geelong, and provide the people of Geelong and surrounds access to the Barwon River and 66 hectares of surrounding land. The project name, Porronggitj Karrong, means…

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North East Water Welcomes New MD

North East Water begin the year with a new Managing Director at the helm. Jo Murdoch commenced her tenure as the new MD on January 20 2022 after several years in executive roles at Barwon Water. Jo brings extensive water sector and local government experience to her role at North East Water. North East Water Chair,…

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Reschedule of VicWater Annual Conference

VicWater wish to advise that due the escalation of the Omicron variant, we have decided to reschedule the VicWater Annual Conference to 8-9 June 2022.  As many of you will be aware, this is the second time we have had to postpone the event due to the pandemic. We are committed to proceeding with the event…

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A Word from the CEO

As you read this article, I hope you are either planning or have taken some well-deserved time and enjoy situations where you can recalibrate for 2022. For me, this is time in the Blue Mountains where I grew up. This ancient place hosts many ecological wonders. It is there I have a penchant for hikes…

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January Policy Update

Guidance material to support implement of General Environment Duty under the EP Act Over the course of December 2021, the consultants continued to accept industry feedback on the proposed flow charts, with the view of having completed documentation in late January 2022. At the time of writing, the consultants were still awaiting feedback from EPA…

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Aptumo makes life easier for water utilities and their customers

Aptumo is proud to be a major sponsor of the VicWater Conference 2022. Part of Echo Managed Services, a long term, trusted partner of over a third of water utilities in the UK, Aptumo is a specialist billing platform that delivers much more than just accurate bills. Aptumo was developed by the water industry, for…

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Implementation of EPA Revised Guideline for Water Recycling status update

The first workshop was held, as scheduled, on 26 November 2021.  The consultants are now writing up the outcomes of this workshop, with the view of having a report back to participants in early- to mid-February 2022. The schedule for the other workshops will likely be released in late February 2022, once the outputs from…

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Implementation of General Environment Duty under the Act status update

Over the course of December 2021, the consultants continued to accept industry feedback on the proposed flow charts, with the view of having completed documentation in late January 2022. At the time of writing, the consultants were still awaiting feedback from EPA on the proposed flow charts. On 4 January 2022, EPA, through the Engage…

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Cost of Compliance Project status update

Quotations were received in late December 2021, and it is hoped that the successful consultant will be engaged by the end of January 2022. Find out more View project details Email David Sheehan

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De-risking water supplies in a climate-constrained future

Written by Kim Crozier, Senior Policy Advisor, Strategy & Policy Infrastructure Victoria The Millennium drought significantly changed water management and urgently propelled authorities to invest heavily in a desalination plant to shore up Victoria’s water supplies. It also paved the way for Victoria to use a variety of technologies and water sources, including recycled water,…

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