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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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A Word from the CEO

While I write this column, I am flying back to Melbourne from a members meeting convened by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA). It was a joy to meet in person with people from across the industry while learning about a suite of initiatives being conducted by WSAA and its members. A standout for me…

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Wondering what a secondment is like? Emily Plymin shares her experience

Emily Plymin is a Policy Officer for Resilient Cities and Towns at DELWP. She was employed by DELWP on the graduate program at the end of 2017. The program usually consists of three rotations within DELWP but Emily was fortunate enough to secure an external rotation with Barwon Water in Geelong. Emily spent eight months…

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Harmony Week Recipe Exchange

Harmony Week is about celebrating multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion The water sector is working hard to improve diversity and continues to celebrate the things that make us different. This year VicWater chose to celebrate Harmony Week with a recipe exchange. We can’t be together at the moment, so rather than having a virtual Taste of…

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Coliban Water announces water storages in good position

Coliban Water have announced that after above average rainfall for summer, the water storages are in a particularly good position. Three Coliban River catchment storages near Kynton are at 80% and the Malmsbury Reservoir has reaped the benefits of above average rain, with three millimetres above the long-term summer average and 31 millimetres more than…

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Choose to Challenge – Women in the Water Sector

The theme for International Women’s Day in 2021 is ‘Choose to Challenge’, which is based on the premise that from challenge comes change. The water sector has traditionally been a male-dominated sector, but things are changing, and we are proud to be part of that change. The water sector actively supports diversity and inclusion and…

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Submission: Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme Independent Review

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme independent review WELS Regulator GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Via email: wels@agriculture.gov.au  Re: Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards scheme independent review Thank you for the opportunity to respond to this WELS scheme review. VicWater is the peak body of the Victorian water industry with its membership comprising Victoria’s…

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VicWater launches secondment program for the water sector

VicWater are excited to be bringing a secondment program to employees of the Victorian water sector. Continuing our commitment to be a sector that is an employer of choice, a secondment program is rich in opportunities for both employers and employees. A secondment program opens up access to these opportunities without the employees having to…

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Are you interested in becoming a Victorian board member?

Expressions of Interest for board roles within the Victorian water sector are closing 8 March 2021 and there are approximately 80 positions available in 2021. If you’re considering taking on a board role, a position in the water sector may be exactly what you are looking for. Here are a few things to consider if…

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A Word from the CEO

This year, it would seem that not a week has gone by without learning of a new or a growing issue affecting our members. Our team has been at the forefront supporting members in resolving these issues.  While these issues may have an overall positive impact on customers or the community, most add to the…

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