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transition to Water
|Dear Clearwater Newsletter Subscriber,|
Welcome to the latest update from the Clearwater team.
In this edition, there are opportunities to provide feedback and input into:
Green roofs and walls are taking off with the launch of Australia's largest green roof research project and a new website for mapping green roofs, walls and urban agriculture sites.
Two new stormwater harvesting cases studies: Grant Street and the Royal Botanic Gardens were two sites visited on the recent WSUD City Tours designed for the Victorian Flood Conference.
Hot off the press in this month's Australian Water Management Review publication, is our article titled, Building capacity for Integrated Water Management - an industry perspective.And lastly, a big thank you to everyone who completed our website evaluation survey. Responses are being collated and winners will be notified shortly.
|training and events|
|Wednesday 1 May 2013|
This one day training course will introduce you to the concepts of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and water sensitive cities, focusing on the WSUD approach to stormwater management. The session will cover the principles of stormwater management, focusing on how to set targets to allow for water conservation as well as flow and water quality management. It will emphasise basic principles of water quality treatment and flow management to guide selection and design of treatment systems. Design considerations, treatment performance and operation and maintenance will be discussed for a wide range of treatment systems.Click here for more information or to register now
|Wednesday 5 June 2013|
This one day training course, developed in partnership with Monash Water for Liveability, will introduce you with the concepts required to design an effective stormwater harvesting project. The workshop will feature insights into stormwater harvesting guidelines, latest research on the performance of stormwater treatment technologies, conceptual design and costs associated with stormwater harvesting systems. The course will include practical design exercises to develop the conceptual design of a stormwater harvesting system for a (i) greenfield and (ii) retrofit situation.Click here for more information or to register now
|12 March 2013|
The Ministerial Advisory Committee has prepared a Discussion Paper called Melbourne, let's talk about the future. The paper has been prepared to prompt debate around the challenges and ideas for Melbourne's future...Click for full story
|6 March 2013|
The Department of Health has released a discussion paper on the Review of the public health regulatory framework for alternative water supplies inVictoria: Supporting the safe use of sewage, greywater and stormwater for industry feedback.
The purpose of the discussion paper is to:...Click for full story
|6 March 2013|
A new website has been developed for mapping green roofs, walls and urban agriculture sites. The GrowingMap project is an open platform, which allows users to add location-based information of green roofs, green walls and urban farms.
The system is free to use and designed to engage professionals, organizations, municipalities, businesses, installers, designers and landscape architects, research facilities and individuals, who are involved with implementing products and services, to share locations and information.
Several objectives of the GrowingMap project include:...Click for full story
|6 March 2013|
The University of Melbourne and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne launched Australia's largest green roof research and outreach project on Friday 22nd Febuary at the University's Burnley Campus near Richmond...Click for full story
|1 March 2013|
Last month the Minister for Water, Peter Walsh, announced the public exhibition period of a new planning control developed by Melbourne Water and Yarra Ranges Council for the lot-scale management of stormwater. The measure is for the protection of Little Stringybark Creek in Mt Evelyn, and would apply only to the catchment surrounding the creek, which affects about 1000 residents...Click for full story
|5 March 2013|
With the momentum around Water Sensitive Cities intensifying, Clearwater set out to investigate how the water industry is managing the transition. This article shares ten industry players' vision and commitment towards achieving Water Sensitive Cities.Click for full story
To view the full publication, visit the Australian Water Management Review website...
|4 March 2013|
In 2007, the City of Melbourne identified a lack of public open space and community facilities in the Southbank area. An original brief for Grant Street Reserve called for the provision of a playground to improve community facilities in the area; however the brief was expanded to include the redesign of the whole reserve. The City of Melbourne undertook an extensive consultation process with the local community to understand what they wanted in this space...
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|28 February 2013|
The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne extends over 38 hectares and is located South-East of the city centre on the edge of the Yarra River. In 2007, the Gardens adopted a Strategic Water Plan, which provides strategies and actions to encourage a more sustainable use of water resources under a drying climate. The 'Working Wetlands' project, aiming to revitalise the landscapes and water bodies of Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, is one of the outcomes of the Strategy...
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