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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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Submission: Continuing Professional Development for Builders and Plumbers

Attention: Continuing Professional Development Team – Building Division Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Level 16, 150 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3003 Via email: building.policy@delwp.vic.gov.au Re: Continuing Professional Development for Builders and Plumbers Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the proposed changes to requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Builders and…

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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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Goulburn Valley Water appoints new MD

Steve Capewell has been appointed the new Managing Director for Goulburn Valley Water. Steve has a significant background in engineering, water cycle management, water operations and water treatment, infrastructure planning and asset management, field operations and maintenance, as well as staff culture and safety development. He has extensive experience working with regional and indigenous communities,…

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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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Submission to the Productivity Commission – Water Reform 2020

The Productivity Commission has published an issues paper on national water reform. A copy of the issues paper is available at https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/water-reform-2020/issues VicWater met with Commissioner Jane Doolan (also a Western Water Board Director) during February to discuss water reform priorities, opportunities for the issues paper and a renewed National Water Initiative. Submissions are due…

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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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A Word from the CEO

On 17 and 18 June, VicWater held its inaugural Policy Forum. It was well-attended by all members and included a group of industry experts to challenge and improve our draft positions on seven critical policy issues affecting the sector. Ranging from water security to the recreational use of water storages, over the two days we…

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