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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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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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Emerging contaminants in recycled water and discharges

EPA has signed a funding agreement with DELWP to conduct field sampling for emerging contaminants in recycled water and discharges. VicWater provided input on the funding agreement and as a result, the field sampling will be targeted to align with, and build upon the results of the 2019 VicWater emerging contaminant desktop risk assessment. For…

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EPA Water Subordinate Legislation

During June, VicWater met with members of the EPA sub-legislation team to discuss water industry feedback on the draft EPA regulations, which were published in September 2019. The meeting focused on aspects of the draft regulations which will affect septic tank waste and emerging contaminants.

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Declared Catchments

DELWP has circulated a summary of key findings of the review of Special Water Supply Catchment Areas (SWSCA). VicWater has advised DELWP on their approach to the review, to reduce the burden of consultation on water corporations. VicWater will continue to communicate updates to the water industry reference group as nominated by MDs during 2019.

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Join the Launch of WaterAble this July

WaterAble Network Launch

VicWater is proud to support the launch of WaterAble, a network for people with disability and their allies in the Victorian water industry. The network is open to anyone working in the Victorian water industry who has a disability or who wants to support the network. WaterAble encourages people to consider the full range of disabilities in…

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