• Paid Event

Integrated Water Management in Practice (ONLINE)

Tuesday 10th May 2022 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Online - Zoom

Registrations are now closed

Registrations are now extended until midday on Mon 9 May

3x 2h online sessions (10, 17 & 24 May) and in-person workshop (12 July)


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 systems 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.

Dr. Brian S. McIntosh from the International WaterCentre will lead six hours of online training (over 3 sessions) followed by an on-site collaboration workshop. The training will explore key principles of IWM and then demonstrate the application of these principles in a series of real life Victorian case studies that have been delivered in recent years. The case studies will be presented by the water practitioners coordinating these projects in Victoria thus facilitating peer to peer learning and building local knowledge networks. 

The session series will focus on translating principles into practice highlighting what works and 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. 

A DELWP representative will join the first session to provide an update on the progress of Water for Victoria and IWM Forums

The training will be run over three online sessions with an additional in person meet up.

1st Session: Tues 10 May, 10am-12pm 

2nd Session: Tues 17 May, 10am-12pm

3rd Session: Tues 24 May,  10am-12pm

4th Session: Tues 12 July,  2.00pm - 4.45pm  Facilitated in-person session to consolidate learnings and discuss your implementation / action plans. The event will be held in CBD Melbourne location.

There will be an assignment between each session to ensure you get the most out of the live sessions. Each session will build on the one before. To complete the course you will need to attend all three online sessions. Attending the final in- person session will consolidate your learnings and peer support experience.

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



Brian McIntosh Integrated Water Management Trainer

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:  

Meet our IWM Case Study Leads who will be co-facilitating the IWM sessions 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. 

Celeste will facilitate the discussion on approaches to strategic planning and exploration of IWM opportunities at a city and precinct scale, exploring examples in Aviators Field and North and West Geelong precincts. She will explore governance models, performance targets, option evaluation and adaptive planning 


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 for each session
  • 3 interactive online learning sessions
  • Onsite workshop to discuss Action plans for implementing IWM and support peer to peer networks (held in Melbourne CBD). Refreshments included.


Midday (12pm) on Monday 9 May 2022


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