Geelong Integrated Water Management Tour

Thursday 27th Feb 2014 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Meeting point to be advised upon booking your place

Registrations are now closed


Clearwater’s latest tour showcases a number of exciting Integrated Water Management projects that have been undertaken in the City of Greater Geelong. The tour will include visits to two stormwater harvesting sites that highlight two different approaches; one in a high profile sporting stadium and the second for a valued community asset. The tour will also visit one of the largest growth areas in Victoria where an integrated approach has been taken to water supply, treatment and habitat creation and enhancement.

This tour focuses on the opportunities and challenges in the delivery of stormwater harvesting and IWM projects. You will also hear about the Barwon Region IWCM Forum which is setting the bar for a collaborative inter-organisational approach. Presenters at each of the sites will discuss the issues of engineering, urban design, landscaping, and organisational/community engagement.

Tour will include:

  • Pick up from Melbourne or Geelong
  • Visits to 3 sites
  • Morning tea consisting of freshly baked muffins and fruit
  • Sit down gourmet lunch

Audience and pre-requisite
This tour is suitable for anyone interested in applying an IWM approach or embarking on a stormwater harvesting project in metropolitan or regional Victoria. This will include commercial developers, planners and designers, engineers, landscape architects, environment and asset maintenance staff and contractors.

A basic knowledge of Water Sensitive Urban Design and/or IWM principles will assist in your understanding of the content in this tour.

Pre-reading resources
For those of you who are new to stormwater harvesting technologies we recommend you read the following information to improve your understanding prior to the tour.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Course completion will contribute CPD points to programs with the following organisations: Nursery and Garden Industry Association (NGIA), Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Engineers Australia, Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Friday 21 February

Michael Thompson 9679 7326 or