• Paid Event

Integrated Water Management in Practice

Tuesday 24th Mar 2020 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Monash Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Registrations are now closed

Dear valued Clearwater customer,

In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and customer enquiries, we have put in place precautionary measures to keep our customers safe. As we all make sense of the evolving situation, Clearwater is guided by two priorities: ensuring safety and health while minimising disruption to our customers.

Right now, like many education providers, we’re in the process of investigating if this training could be delivered remotely. Our team and trainers are focused on maintaining a high-quality experience for our customers. 

We’re taking our cues from public health experts and closely following recommendations from federal, state, and local government authorities. We’ll continue to provide updates as this develops and encourage all of you to take care of yourselves and stay safe.

Please note, as of today, March 17, we will be postponing all scheduled in-person training and events. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you on an ongoing basis of any rescheduled dates and/or remote learning options. We thank you for your understanding and patience during these uncertain times.

If you have any questions on this training, please call Vanh at 0429 504 960.

Thnak you.


Clearwater is excited to partner with the International WaterCentre (IWC) to deliver introduction to integrated water management (IWM) training in Victoria to support the implementation of Water for Victoria.

This full day training will be run in a workshop style with a strong focus on case studies and peer to peer learning to build the understanding and professional networks of water practitioners working on IWM projects in Victoria. 

More integrated forms of water management offer a way of approaching the kinds of volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) situations and challenges that we have to manage in our cities and broader, surrounding catchments and landscapes. How? What is an IWM approach and how does it lend itself to dealing with VUCA situations and challenges? How can IWM principles be turned into practice, really delivered on the ground? 

Register for and participate in the upcoming Introduction to Integrated Water Management Training day led by Dr. Brian S. McIntosh from the International WaterCentre to find out. Brian will facilitate the day which will involve a mix of learning about the general principles and practices of IWM alongside the specifics of trying to apply these principles in practice through a series of Victorian case studies. The focus will be on learning from real experiences of translating the general into practice including what works and why alongside what doesn’t and why. The day will include a focus on understanding how leadership can play a key role in enabling IWM solutions to come to life.

Why attend?  

  • Get an update from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on delivering Water for Victoria and the associated IWM Forums
  • Learn about the IWM approach, drawing upon Victorian government and research literature perspectives
  • Learn about the implementation of Water for Victoria, including the role of the Integrated Water Management Framework for Victoria and IWM forums
  • Explore how IWM initiatives have been applied in practice in Victoria by utilities, state and local government and Catchment Management Authorities, and share your knowledge and experience with others
  • Critically discuss applications of IWM in Victoria to extract lessons learned, success factors and unpack strategies to address challenges
  • Identify how a range of IWM principles and practices could be applied where you work 
  • Strengthen your networks and connect with key individuals involved in IWM planning


Dr Brian S. McIntosh Brian is an experienced integrated water management educator, educational leader and researcher. He has 19 years of experience working in research institutes, academia and the private sector in Australia, England, Scotland and Sweden, and in projects involving collaborators from 21 different countries. As an educator, he has led the development and delivery of water management and engineering Masters-level programs in the UK and Australia, responsible for educating over 550 graduates from 86 different countries. A recipient of international and national research awards, Brian’s research work has involved extensive academic, government and industrial collaboration, both nationally in Australia and internationally across America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.

Case Study Leads:  

We are very excited to introduce our IWM Case Study Leads who will be co-facilitating the IWM session with Brian.

Celeste Morgan

Celeste is an IWM specialist and a Senior Associate at E2Designlab who has led the development of ground-breaking IWM strategies at a city, catchment, municipality and precinct wide scales. Celeste is currently managing the development of the Catchment-scale IWM Plans for Melbourne and has recently delivered the award-winning IWM strategy for Ballarat.

Celeste will facilitate the discussion on: The Ballarat City IWM Plan development process. This is a partnership between council, water authority and CMA, and exploration of a mix of regional and metro challenges.

Sean Keown

Sean Keown is a civil engineer with experience across a range of IWM, climate change and sustainability projects. Through his roles in the engineering and environmental teams at the Surf Coast Shire, Sean has delivered projects aimed at helping communities and environments adapt to a changing climate, including the Winchelsea IWM Plan and the Jan Juc Creek Daylighting. 

Sean will facilitate the discussion on: Lessons learnt to date from the implementation of the Winchelsea IWM Plan and how to overcome a key challenge ahead regarding funding barriers. 


Jessica Gigliotti

Jessica is a Senior Landscape Architect in the City Design team at Moonee Valley City Council. She has extensive experience in project management of WSUD feasibility and wetland design projects, developing masterplans along key waterway corridors, negotiating external funding and facilitating community consultation.

Jessica will facilitate the discussion on: opportunities created by IWM based on Moonee Valley City Council Woodlands Park Stormwater Harvesting Project. 


Tony Belcher

Tony Belcher is a civil engineer with 25 years’ experience in the construction and water sectors. For the past 7 years he has coordinated Barwon Water’s strategic projects including its property consolidation program. The program involves 30 different landholdings, with development and sale of surplus land funding a new head office and main depot in addition to blue-green community infrastructure.

Tony will facilitate the discussion on: Regional Australia’s first One Planet Living Residential Community at Salt Torquay demonstrating costs and benefits associated with green-blue elements of housing estates.

Who should attend?

Practitioners, senior officers and managers from across Victoria (metro or regional) who lead or manage IWM projects or programs and who have a need to deepen their understanding of IWM in both theory and practice. 


Tea & coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea.


20 March 2020


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