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Dear Clearwater Newsletter Subscriber,
Welcome to the latest update from the Clearwater team. 

With the spring weather upon us it seems like the perfect time to announce three Clearwater tours on offer from September to December. Our popular WSUD Retrofit Tour will be held later this month, followed by a new IWM City Walking Tour through the heart of Docklands. Lastly, we reignite the Kingston WSUD Tour which features a new site where an old industrial estate incorporates stormwater harvesting.

A number of new guidelines and resources have been released including the anticipated WSUD Maintenance Guidelines developed by Melbourne Water. The use of these guidelines is supported by our recently developed training, 'Maintenance of Street-scale WSUD Assets' which is delivered on request.

A fantastic council initiative featured in this edition is Moreland City Council's WSUD raingarden and tree pit design package. The package has been developed to improve the standard and consistency of streetscape raingardens and tree pits being designed and constructed within their municipality. 

training and events
Thursday 26 September WSUD Retrofit Tour - Stonnington & Port Phillip - filling fast!
Wednesday 30 October WSUD: Stormwater management principles & practices
Thursday 14 November IWM City Tour - new!
Tuesday 3 December Kingston WSUD Tour - new!
  Upcoming industry events
21 August Moreland City Council launches streetscape WSUD raingarden and tree pit design package
17 August Gardening Australia - A Catchment Solution video
20 August IWC Water Leadership Program Scholarships
20 August CSIRO rainwater tank study - call for participants
7 August 2013 Water Sensitive Urban Design Guidelines (South Eastern Councils)
6 August 2013 WSUD Maintenance Guidelines
training and events
WSUD Retrofit Tour - Stonnington & Port Phillip
Thursday 26 September 2013

The tour highlights an array of WSUD stormwater treatment measures and harvesting systems across the City of Stonnington & Port Phillip. Council experts and design consultants will be onsite to provide insights into the development and management of each project, discussing challenges, learnings and outcomes from concept to completion.

Click here for more information or to register now
WSUD: Stormwater management principles & practices
Wednesday 30 October 2013

This one day training course will introduce you to the concepts of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and water sensitive cities, focusing on the WSUD approach to stormwater management.

Click here for more information or to register now
IWM City Tour
Thursday 14 November 2013

Join Clearwater and the City of Melbourne on this new tour which features an impressive variety of (mostly retrofit) Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and Integrated Water Management (IWM) project sites throughout the Melbourne CBD.

Click here for more information or to register now
Kingston WSUD Tour
Tuesday 3 December 2013

This highly recommended tour, led by Alan West, provides a valuable opportunity to view an impressive variety of established raingardens, as well as an award-winning stormwater harvesting system implemented in an old industrial estate. The City of Kingston has been a leader in retrofitting Water Sensitive Urban Design projects for over ten years and has built expertise in design, construction, community consultation and maintenance.

Click here for more information or to register now
industry events
Monday 23 September -
Thursday 26 September
16th International Riversymposium
Tuesday 22 October AWA 2013 Victorian Water Summit: Living Smart
Monday 25 November -
Friday 29 November
8th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design
Tuesday 29 April -
Thursday 1 May
OzWater 2014
Tuesday 8 July -
Thursday 10 July
Peri-Urban 2014 - call for abstracts
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