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Context and Collaboration: Insights from Clearwater’s recent IWM capacity building events

Tuesday 31st Jul 2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Melbourne Water
990 La Trobe St, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, 3008

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Seminar Overview

An increasing customer focus brings an increasing need for a shared (cross-organisational) understanding of the role of water in supporting resilient and liveable communities. In addition, Government legislation and policy requires a more collaborative approach to the planning and delivery of water and water-related services.  However, collaborating on integrated planning and delivery is hard. It challenges established structures and systems, and requires new knowledge, skills and relationships.

As part of the implementation of Water for Victoria, Clearwater has partnered with DELWP to enhance the capacity of government organisations across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria to collaboratively plan and deliver water infrastructure and water-related services.  In this presentation, Clearwater will share insights from the recent integrated water management (IWM) capacity building workshops that preceded the current catchment-based IWM forums. It focuses on the planning context for IWM and how collaboration within and between organisations can be supported.


Ross Allen, Clearwater Strategy Lead

Ross collaborated with Clearwater to plan and deliver the IWM capacity building events, and is currently leading the development of Clearwater’s business strategy.  Through his strategy, engagement and facilitation practice, Ross supports individuals and teams to develop greater alignment and more effective collaborations while transforming urban places, sustaining natural environments and supporting community wellbeing.

Ross’ practice draws on his technical background and personal networks across urban water management, ecological engineering, urban planning and design, and research adoption. His practice and perspective is informed by his upbringing on remote lands of the Noongar Peoples of South-West Western Australia, his work and travel experiences across five continents, and a diverse career spanning local government, national water-based research programs, and local and international engineering and design consulting.


Suitable for anyone involved in integrated water management, capacity building and interested to know more about Clearwater's work. 


Tuesday 31 July 2018


p: 9679 7711
e: info@clearwatervic.com.au