Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

VicWater and Vic Catchments sign MOU

VicWater and Vic Catchments recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding. In doing so we acknowledge that by working together the industry is in a better position to tackle climate change, population growth and meet the expectations of government and the community. There are several areas where this cooperation has seen positive change already including: The…

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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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Tree-lightful initiative for increasing shade and cooling across Melbourne

An abundance of trees and native shrubs have been planted at selected `hot zones’ across the city as part of Melbourne Water’s Urban Cooling Program. The project, two years in the making, has seen a total of 770 trees and more than 17,000 shrubs planted along pathways in Melbourne’s south-east, north and inner west –…

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Parlimentary Inquiry Tackling Climate Change in Victorian Communities Submission

27 August 2019 The Committee Manager Legislative Assembly, Environment and Planning Committee Parliament House, Spring Street EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002 Dear Committee Members Re: Inquiry into Tackling Climate Change in Victorian Communities Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Tackling Climate Change in Victorian Communities. VicWater is the peak body…

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