Dear Clearwater Newsletter Subscriber,
Welcome to Clearwater's 2016 mid-year newsletter.
At Ozwater16, we presented a snapshot of our recent needs assessment, focussing in particular on future directions for IWM capacity building (check out the colourful poster in the resources below). One of Clearwater's strategic directions is to enhance our inter-organisational service offerings. Behind the scenes, the team has been busy advancing this newest project with an (invitation-only) brainstorming workshop at the beginning of May.
As we approach winter and the end of the financial year, the temptation is to bunker down. We invite you to keep networking, sharing learnings and attending events with your water colleagues during the winter months. July’s 'Water Drinks' on 28 July will focus on networking and our surprise guests will make you laugh and leave you with tangible, useful new insights.
We are now taking bookings for a special site visit to the City of Kingston’s latest integrated stormwater management project at the Edithvale Reserve on June 7. This large scale project achieves the multiple objectives of flood mitigation, stormwater treatment and harvesting for irrigation. Alan West from Kingston has had a stream of requests to view the project so here is your opportunity to see the project in its final stages of construction.
In this issue, we present useful new tools, research and opportunities to expand your knowledge and build a strong case for IWM:
- Familiarise yourself with the new Guidelines for Stormwater Harvesting from Melbourne Water assets
- Find out how you could take part in a 2-week study tour in the US on water quality trading or in a free online water sensitive cities training
- Watch 2 short clips on ZAM (Zero Additional Maintenance) WSUD as pioneered by City of Manningham
- Read up on the newest resources on the themes of community education, erosion and sediment control and liveability