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A Word from the CEO

Happy New Year!  As we enter 2021, I am excited for the new prospects of the year.  Since we managed to achieve great things throughout the crazy period of 2020, what will we achieve this year? 2021 marks the midpoint of our Strategic Plan period.  Under the Plan we focus on five strategic areas (below).…

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Policy Update

Infrastructure Victoria has released the Victoria’s Draft 30-Year infrastructure Strategy for consultation. The draft strategy recommendations are grouped into four themes: confront long-term challenges, manage urban change, harness infrastructure for productivity and growth and develop regional Victoria. Many recommendations are relevant to water corporations, including on topics such as supply augmentation, liveability, water governance, waste…

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2019-20 Annual Report has arrived

While 2019-20 has provided many challenges, it has also been a year where VicWater has been able to bring a number of new supports to its members across the five critical result areas of its Strategic Plan 2018-2023: Influence policy and regulation Connect leaders and facilitate collaboration Be a catalyst for thought leadership and action…

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Team Update

After 19 years of faithful service, Fiona Ould is finishing in her role as VicWater’s Office Manager.  Some of you will know Fiona as the voice who answers the office phone or the name associated with our invoices and bookings. Others will remember Fiona in her role organising VicWater’s annual conference and other important member…

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A Word from the CEO

Nearing the end of the year, it is always good to take stock of our progress and achievements.  And VicWater has experienced a bumper 2020!  Here’s a summary of our contributions over the year: Creating the Policy Platform as a foundation for action and advocacy on regulatory reform, government policy, and the role of the…

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Carbon Offsets Report now available

VicWater has released water industry guidance and decision-making support tools to help the sector navigate the complexities of sourcing carbon offsets, including how carbon offsets work, risks with using carbon offsets and regulatory and procurement challenges. VicWater coordinated a cross-sector working group to ensure broad engagement in the guidance and tools, which included workshops and webinars…

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A Word from the CEO

The poet Christina Rosetti remarked “There is no time like Spring, when life’s alive in everything”.  Coupled with recent announcements of the easing of restrictions, the sense of life alive in everything right now seems stronger. Thanks to restricted activities over the last months, a renewed appreciation of nature and neighbourhoods may endure, bringing a…

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Water Sector Macro Trends

Megatrends have been defined by the CSIRO Futures Team as ‘significant shift in environmental, economic and social conditions that will play out over the coming decade(s)’. Megatrends prescribe a possible future that could have impacts across societies, industries and economies. Within this arrangement, Macro Trends are those that specifically have an impact on our industry.…

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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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