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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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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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December Policy Update

Guidance material to support implementation of General Environment Duty under the EP Act Industry has provided several rounds of feedback to the consultants on the draft process flow charts, and we are now nearing the point where they can be considered largely finalised. At the time of writing, the consultants are still awaiting feedback from…

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Update from Sean Ellis, GM Strategy and Growth, Vision Super

Vision Super

I’ve seen a few changes over my three decades in super, and one of those was joining Vision Super at the beginning of 2015. One of the reasons I made the move was the shared passion of the whole team at Vision Super for helping members achieve the best possible retirement outcome. A lot of…

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A Word from the CEO

November was a month of firsts for VicWater. We held a new directors introduction, bringing together non-executive directors across water corporations and catchment management authorities to learn and share about how we collectively work across the sector. I particularly enjoyed hearing from experienced directors, Andrew Cairns and Freya Marsden, sharing their experiences of the first…

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VicWater 2021 Annual Conference sneak peek!

Registrations have re-opened and the excitement is building for the VicWater Annual Conference. More than ever, the past 12 to 18 months have proven how unpredictable the world can be, and this informs the theme of our conference. From pandemics to wildfires, drought and floods, our theme of Resilience and Readiness is more pertinent to…

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Westernport Water wins best tap water award

VicWater extends our congratulations to Westernport Water for winning the recent Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water competition. Judges undertook blind testing and took note of specific water qualities including colour, clarity, odour and mouthfeel. The winning samples were taken from Westernport Water’s Ian Bartlett Purification Plant. The awards…

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