VicWater Events

Connect with Alan Sutherland

VicWater’s Connect conference will commence with a keynote presentation from Alan Sutherland, Chief Executive, Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS). 10,000 miles apart yet closer than we might think? The story of Scotland’s public sector water service: successes, mistakes, principles followed, and the questions yet to be answered. In April 2008 Scotland became the first…

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Let’s discuss the benefits of being an inclusive employer

Dean Barnett is the Program Director of the Intelligent Water Networks (IWN). In Dean’s 30-year water industry career, he has been fortunate enough to have been involved in the building of teams through staff recruitment. Dean is one of the panel guests for the upcoming VicWater webinar: ‘Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the…

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John Karageorge, Town Planner and Disability Advocate

As part of the VicWater webinar series, we are proud to bring you our latest webinar on disability inclusion: ‘Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the Water Industry’ where guest John Karageorge will bring his unique perspective of how his disability has impacted his career and how employers can push to facilitate a more…

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Meet Llewellyn Prain – Founder, WaterAble

VicWater is excited to have the founder of WaterAble, Llewellyn Prain, speak at our webinar ‘Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the Water Industry’ on 3 March 2021. Llewellyn sits on several boards, and is a Director at Western Water, so her water sector experience, lived experience with disability and role in bringing views…

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Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the Water Industry

VicWater is inviting hiring managers and human resource professionals to participate in a webinar to expel the myths surrounding Disability in the workplace. Featuring a keynote presentation from special guest disability and mental health advocate Beau Vernon, and panelists John Karageorge, Dean Barnett and Llewellyn Prain. We will conclude with a Q&A session with our panel. All…

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A Word from the CEO

On 15 July with WSAA we held a director and executive event considering the macro trends affecting our sector.  These trends were viewed with the circumstances of COVID-19 and identified using an analysis of the social, technological, environmental, economic and political (STEEP) factors.  The environmental scan reports of water corporations across Australia, global trends studies…

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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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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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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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ARC-EESep & WaterRA Water Innovation Webinar Series

ARC-EESep and Water Research Australia have partnered to present a series of upcoming webinars: Challenges and Opportunities of Water Industry in the Emerging Hydrogen Economy 12pm-1.30pm (AEST) Wednesday 10 June 2020 Challenges and Solutions for Resilient Regional Water Supply 1pm-4pm (AEST) Wednesday 8 July 2020 Registrations for both webinars are open up to one day…

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