Consolidated billing made easy

Aptumo makes life easier for Australian water utilities and their customers with consolidated billing   For most of us, receiving just one water bill is enough. As long as it’s accurate, easy to understand, and doesn’t contain any unexpected charges, we’re generally happy. But what if your livelihood involves managing the upkeep of multiple properties?…

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VicWater welcomes our newly appointed Board

On Monday 23 May 2022, VicWater welcomed our new Board members Russell Anderson, Nicola Hepenstall, David Middleton, Victor Perton, Charmaine Quick and Therese Tierney, who join continuing directors Naomi Cleary and Andrew Jeffers. We also say a fond farewell to outgoing Board members Gabrielle Bell, Robyn McLeod, Steve McKenzie and Jo Plummer. Thank you for…

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Liv Garfield, keynote at the VicWater Annual Conference Dinner

VicWater and WSAA present Liv Garfield, CEO, Severn Trent Water UK as the keynote speaker for the VicWater Annual Conference dinner at The Langham Melbourne on 8 June 2022. Severn Water is one of Britain’s largest water companies, providing about two billion litres of fresh, clean drinking water to over eight million people across the…

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Project Officer Environmental Water

North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) are currently seeking an enthusiastic and skilled professional to join our Water for the Environment team. The North Central CMA protects and enhances the integrity of our catchments, by working in partnership with communities to deliver enduring natural resource management outcomes. The Project Officer will undertake the planning, delivering,…

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Water Sector Carbon Emission Steering Committee site visit

This week, VicWater Policy and Regulation Manager, David Sheehan, along with members of the Water Sector Carbon Emission Reduction Steering Committee and Project Manager, Ivana Gillard from Innovation Delivery Partners, visited three carbon sequestration sites near Charlton, Victoria. Vanessa Oxley from CO2 Australia explained the history of the sites and their valuable role in capturing…

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Russia’s cyber war: and its effect on Australia

Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken a number of steps to increase our cyber readiness as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There have been warnings from authoritative sources that cyber-attacks may be part of this conflict and, due in part to Australia placing sanctions on Russia, authorities believe Australia may be a…

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Disability not stopping Donald from achieving goals

Goulburn-Murray Water’s (GMW) Donald Hughan is among 4.5 per cent of employees across the Victorian water industry who identify as having a disability. And Donald wants that figure to increase. The 34-year-old Rochester man has worked his way up the GMW ladder to become the newly appointed Corporate Risk Coordinator. A career he would have…

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A word from the Interim CEO

The past month has seen the Victorian Government change its approach to managing COVID, with the removal of many of the restrictions and directions that have been in place for much of the past two years. While this has been generally welcomed in the community, it has placed the onus back on employers to determine…

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May Policy Update

Cost of compliance project Since the last update, the majority of data collection templates have been submitted, and a second industry workshop is being held on Monday 2 May 2022, which will discuss the preliminary findings, and work through and resolve any potential variations in the data that has been submitted to ensure consistency in…

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The Great Water Debate: Minimising Price vs Maximising Value

The Annual Conference is less than 6 weeks away. Make sure you’ve registered to attend to see this feature in our program: The Great Water Debate: Minimising Price vs Maximising Value This session will provide a rigorous and thought-provoking discussion, as we come together to debate the idea of minimising price versus maximizing value. Our…

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