• Paid Event

Integrated Water Management in Practice (ONLINE)

Tuesday 28th Apr 2020 - Tuesday 26th May 2020 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Online - Zoom

Registrations are now closed


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.

IWM offers a sytems based process to approach the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) situations and challenges we face in managing our cities and broader, surrounding catchments and landscapes.

Six hours of online training will be run over three sessions led by Dr. Brian S. McIntosh from the International WaterCentre. The training will focus on the key principles of IWM by applying these principles to a series of real life Victorian case studies that have been delivered on ground. The case studies will be presented by the water practitioners  coordinating these projects in Victoria thus faciliating peer to peer learning and building local knowledge networks.

The session series will focus on translating principles into practice highlighting what works and why alongside what doesn’t and why. The sessions will also explore how leadership can play a key role in enabling IWM solutions to come to life.

The training will be run in three online sessions:

1st Session: Tues 28th April, 3-5pm

2nd Session: Tues 12th May, 3-5pm

3rd Session: Tue 26th May, 3-5pm

There will be an assignment between each session to ensure you get the most out of the live sessions. Each session will build on each other. It is best for you to attend all three sessions.

Why join?  

  • 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 take part?

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. 


Resoures Pack


26 April 2020


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