e-news special edition
transition to Water
Dear Clearwater Newsletter Subscriber,
Welcome to this month’s special edition with a focus on website improvements, new resources and a job opportunity within the Clearwater team.
Firstly, a big thanks to everyone who completed our website evaluation survey. Winners have been notified and prizes are being sent out.
Overall the feedback was positive and we have already implemented a number of improvements, thanks to you. These include:
|training and events|
|Friday 20 April 2012|
Clearwater's latest WSUD tour travels to Hume City Council and the City of Whittlesea. The tour will include site visits to biofilters and wetlands in new housing estates, visits to council owned WSUD assets and town centre renewal projects incorporating WSUD and stormwater harvesting.Click here for more information or to register now
|Thursday 10 May 2012|
This popular workshop provides practical guidance on the design and construction of raingardens and biofilters. The workshop covers site analysis, design, materials selection, construction and maintenance to ensure project success. Practical class exercises give participants a deeper understanding of best practice design and effective project management.Click here for more information or to register now
|Thursday 21 June 2012|
This one day training course will familiarise you with the concepts required to design an effective stormwater harvesting project. You will learn about the latest research on stormwater pollutants and how to evaluate appropriate usage and risk according to current guidelines. You will gain an understanding of how to plan for and apply technologies for stormwater collection, treatment, and storage.Click here for more information or to register now
5 April 2012
blueprint2012 outlines "approaches to urban stormwater management that can be adopted today to commence the transition of our cities to Water Sensitive Cities".
The blueprint builds on the previous version released in January 2011, which is based on comprehensive literature reviews across multiple disciplines put together by the Cities as Water Supply Catchments research team. The updated version includes new insights and recommendations emanating from research undertaken in 2011...Click for full story
|11 April 2012|
The Water Sensitive Cities 2012 tour group is about to embark on the overseas leg of their tour. Scheduled to leave at the beginning of May, the group will be visiting a number of innovative projects and organisations across Europe and Singapore.
The two week itinerary includes:...Click for full story
|4 April 2012|
Raffaela Crupi has replaced Emily Kaye as Program Manager while Emily is on maternity leave. Raffaela brings over 12 years experience from Melbourne Water in drainage and stormwater management, urban development and integrated water management...Click for full story
11 April 2012
An exciting opportunity exists to join the Clearwater team in the role of Training and Development Coordinator.
As the Training and Development Coordinator, you will:...Click for full story
|26 March 2012|
The Boulevard Estate is a new residential community in Shepparton. The area is adjacent to the Goulburn River and approval for the development required some innovative approaches to flood and stormwater management.
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) has been incorporated in the design for the streets and the open spaces in accordance with established best practice. It provides a good regional example of how to integrate WSUD within a staged residential development...Click for full story
|5 March 2012|
The Interview Series brings to life each stormwater champion’s experiences, motivations and challenges in gaining support for WSUD within their organisation. Caroline Chandler works at the City of Port Phillip as the Senior Sustainability Officer...Click for full story