Clearwater News and Events

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
training and events
Site Visit : Edithvale Reserve Stormwater Project
07 June 2016
Where: Edithvale: Meeting location to be confirmed on registration

Overview: Join Clearwater and Alan West from the City of Kingston to visit this exciting multi-functional integrated stormwater...

Melbourne Water Lunchtime Seminar
28 June 2016
Where: Melbourne Water office

This 1h seminar is hosted by Melbourne Water, and is part of a regular lunchtime 'research seminar' series. There are only limited...

Water Drinks
28 July 2016
Where: Melbourne CBD watering hole

Stormwater Victoria and Clearwater will be hosting a series of networking events in 2016 for practitioners involved in stormwater...

Upcoming US Study Tour - Water Quality Markets
04 May 2016

Are you interested in learning from the leading US experts in water quality trading*? Are you keen on making strong connections...

Guidelines for Stormwater Harvesting from Melbourne Water assets
14 April 2016

The Diversion Team at Melbourne Water recently developed standard drawings and associated technical guidelines for the design,...

Development opportunity: Deepen your knowledge about Water for Liveable and Resilient Cities
08 April 2016

After a successful first delivery last year, the 7 week free Massive Open Online Course on Water for Liveable and Resilient Cities...

Papers And Presentations: IWM - Where to for capacity building?
10 May 2016

The IWM capacity needs assessment undertaken in 2014/2015 identified a wide range of capacity building needs in the area of IWM....

Papers And Presentations: Liveability indicators
05 May 2016

WSAA members have developed a suite of indicators to measure and build on urban water’s contribution to liveability. Occasional...

Video Gallery: ZAM WSUD installation - Part 1
25 April 2016

This is the first of a 2-part video providing an overview and an independent evaluation of two Zero Additional Maintenance Water...

Video Gallery: ZAM WSUD installation - Part 2
28 April 2016

This is the second of a 2-part video providing an overview and an independent evaluation of two Zero Additional Maintenance Water...

Factsheets And Tools: Erosion and Sediment Control online toolkit
27 April 2016

Find out about erosion and sediment controls you can adopt to help reduce the amount of sediment run-off from your development...

Publications And Reports: Community engagement in the water sector
31 March 2016

The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities has recenlty published a very interesting review entitled 'Community engagement in the water...

industry events
8th Australian Stream Management Conference

31 July 2016

Fairmont Resort, Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW

Stormwater 2016 - national conference

29 August 2016

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

US Study Tour - Water Quality Markets

02 October 2016

USA (various locations)

Do you have an industry event that you would like to add to the Clearwater calendar?

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