Dear Clearwater Newsletter Subscriber,
Welcome to the Clearwater update for April 2017.
We are excited to open registrations and launch our capacity building activities in regional Victoria. As part of our partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Clearwater is working with professionals across Victoria to strengthen the skills, knowledge and networks to support integrated water management throughout Victoria.
People, place and planning: the role of water is a half day workshop designed to build a shared understanding on how local values and community needs relate to liveable and resilient cities and towns, and the role of integrated water management. These workshops will bring together a diverse range of professionals from local government, water corporations and catchment management authorities and be progressively rolled out in each of the Victorian urban water regions as a precursor to DELWP’s regional IWM Forums.
Registration is currently open for Ballarat (Central Highlands), Geelong (Barwon), Bendigo (Coliban) and Warrnambool (Wannon). If your region is not listed and there is interest in hosting a workshop, Clearwater would love to hear from you.
On April 27, Living Rivers (Melbourne Water program) and Clearwater will host a Point-Source Stormwater Pollution Forum. This is an important event for Local Government and Industries who are required to understand the risks and responsibilities of single source pollution to waterways and human health. The event will feature subject matter experts and local government case studies. The session will be particularly useful for environmental health, local laws and planning enforecement practitioners.
Finally, never underestimate the value of networking with your peers over an evening drink! Our Water Drinks event coming up on April 20 offers you the opportunity to find out more about the work of your water management colleagues in a fun and informal environment. We hope you can join us.