Clearwater News and Events

Dear Clearwater Newsletter Subscriber,

Happy new year and welcome to Clearwater's latest update. We hope you enjoyed time with family and friends during the festive season.

Since our last newsletter, there have been some exciting developments for the water industry. Read on below to find out more...

News highlights

  • There have been significant improvements to the planning system to support the implementation of IWM through Amendment VC154, which increases the number and type of developments which must actively treat and manage stormwater as a requirement of planning permits
  • The release of the DELWP IWM Forum Strategic Directions Statements which document the vision for short term opportunities for collaboration and longer term direction within each catchment
  • The State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) Review will ensure that Victoria has a contemporary statutory policy for the protection and management of surface water and groundwater in Victoria
  • 2018 Clearwater Water Leader Scholarship recipients announced. Congratulations to our six emerging water leaders from across the state - Darcy Meehan, Jackie Bowe, Justin Hinch, Liam Sibly, Richard Lovett and Sarah Wright

Resources highlights

  • Clearwater has recently created a new Tool for Water Sensitive Urban Design Guidelines which organises information according to WSUD asset type and the project management stage they relate to, so that the user can quickly and easily find the information most relevant to them
  • Read through the recently released Healthy Waterways Strategy and its catchment programs to understand the regional vision for the health of rivers, estuaries and wetlands in the Port Phillip and Westernport region
  • Explore the papers and presentations from the recent Stormwater Australia conference held in Sydney
  • Clearwater has recently published five new case studies. The first publication ESD Subdivisions in Regional Victoria is a synopsis of AECOM’s report in which gaps and opportunities were identified for environmental sustainable development (ESD) for subdivisions in Regional Victoria, including a roadmap for achieving ESD subdivisions. Stay tuned for the upcoming case studies: Eastbank Lake Revitalisation, Kilmore Offset Scheme, Gellibrand River Summer Flows and the Bendigo Urban Flood Study.

Upcoming events

Congratulations to Laurie Gervasi of Bass Coast Shire Council who won the Samsung Galaxy tablet for filling out the Clearwater regional IWM capacity building survey, out of 109 respondents!

Hope 2019 proves to be a very productive year and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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training and events
Innovation in the development sector - big ideas, new technologies, integrated design
13 February 2019
Where: William Angliss Institute

Clearwater and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities are excited to host this national seminar series to showcase innovative development...

Water Drinks
18 February 2019
Where: The Boatbuilders Yard

Clearwater and Stormwater Victoria are continuing their popular series of networking events for practitioners involved in stormwater,...

DELWP IWM Forum Strategic Directions Statements now available
29 October 2018

The Minister for Water has just released the Strategic Directions Statements for the Integrated Water Management (IWM) Forum regions...

State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) Review
30 October 2018

As a key action in the implementation of Water for Victoria, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)...

Planning Amendment VC154: new stormwater management requirements
08 November 2018

On 26 October 2018, Amendment VC154 came into effect to enable the planning system to better manage water, stormwater...

Clearwater's IWM Masterclass series delivered for the fifth time this year
28 November 2018

In November, Clearwater delivered its fifth IWM Masterclass series in Victoria this year. Clearwater’s Masterclasses are...

Wimmera Mallee Integrated Water Management Workshop
28 November 2018

Clearwater has delivered another of its integrated water management (IWM) capacity building workshops in Horsham for the Wimmera...

Recipients announced for 2018 Clearwater Water Leader Scholarships
03 December 2018

Clearwater is excited to announce our 2018 Clearwater Water Leader Scholarship recipients. Our six emerging water leaders from...

Clearwater Regional Program Summary
19 December 2018

Clearwater Clearwater is a leading capacity building program, recognised for its role in providing customer driven programs that...

Papers And Presentations: Conference proceedings: Stormwater 2018 Conference
29 October 2018

Water professionals from a range of disciplines participated in this year's Stormwater 2018 Conference held in Sydney in October...

Guidelines And Strategy: Melbourne Water's Healthy Waterways Strategy (2018-2028)
30 October 2018

Melbourne Water are delighted to announce the Healthy Waterways Strategy (2018-2028) and Co-Designed Catchment Programs have...

Factsheets And Tools: CRCWSC case studies on features in a Water Sensitive City
07 November 2018

The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities has developed case studies to capture and communicate the lessons learned from the early...

Guidelines And Strategy: Better urban forest planning: A guide to support the enhancement of urban forests in Western Australia
26 November 2018

The trees on public and private land across our suburbs make up our urban forests. They enhance our urban areas and bring many...

Guidelines And Strategy: Building Urban Resilience with Nature: A Practitioner's Guide to Action
30 November 2018

Nature is fundamental to the functioning of cities, providing food, water, air quality, climate regulation, protection from natural...

Guidelines And Strategy: What is the best approach for converting science to policy?
04 December 2018

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) recent research project A3.3 ‘Strategies for influencing...

Case Study: Environmentally Sustainable Design for Subdivisions in Regional Victoria
06 December 2018

The Environmentally Sustainable Design for Subdivisions in Regional Victoria report aims to assess how greenfield subdivisions...

Factsheets And Tools: Climate Visuals - Evidence-based image library to catalyse public engagement
06 December 2018

Are you preparing a presentation, campaign, blog post or article about climate change related challenges? Do you know which photographs...

Factsheets And Tools: Clearwater Tool for Water Sensitive Urban Design Guidelines
12 December 2018

The Clearwater Tool for Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Guidelines provides an overview of a selection of some of the best...

industry events
Foundry Leadership Foundations Program

04 February 2019


WaterRA: Research & Innovation Conference

12 February 2019

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Werribee Catchment HWS Implementation Workshop Healthy Waterways Strategy

20 February 2019

Melbourne (TBC)

Westernport Catchment Healthy Waterways Strategy Implementation Workshop

05 March 2019

Melbourne (TBC)

4th Water Sensitive Cities Conference 2019

26 March 2019

Mercure Hotel, Brisbane

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