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Dear Clearwater Newsletter Subscriber,
Welcome to the latest update from the Clearwater team.
training and events
Friday 28 OctoberStormwater Harvesting: Concept & Design - new!
Thursday 17 NovemberGrowth Area WSUD Tour - new!
 Upcoming industry events
19 OctoberNew Regional Stormwater Policy Advisor at Clearwater
11 OctoberSmart Water Fund launches Knowledge Hub
20 OctoberStormwater Water Quality Management Needs Analysis complete
training and events
Stormwater Harvesting: Concept & Design
Friday 28 October 2011

Clearwater's new training course is a one day workshop that 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.

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Growth Area WSUD Tour
Thursday 17 November 2011

Clearwater is proud to announce a new half day Growth Area WSUD tour in 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. This tour will focus on the opportunities and challenges for growth area councils to implement WSUD in greenfield and urban renewal projects...

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New Regional Stormwater Policy Advisor at Clearwater
19 October 2011

Clearwater would like to welcome Anna Jennings to the team as Regional Stormwater Policy Advisor. Anna’s role has been jointly funded by DSE and MAV and is designed to support regional and rural councils (those outside of Melbourne Water’s jurisdiction) around the implementation of Clause 56.07 of the Victorian Planning Provisions, and help councils plan for integrated water management...

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Smart Water Fund launches Knowledge Hub
11 October 2011

The Smart Water Knowledge Hubshowcases a wide range ofinnovative projectssupported by the Smart Water Fund across eight priority research themes. The websiteprovides access to case studies, reports, tools, image galleries and project related links.

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Stormwater Water Quality Management Needs Analysis complete
20 October 2011

In December last year we reported that Melbourne Water Stormwater Quality team was commencing a Needs Analysis. The Analysis assessed the capacity of council’s to sustainably manage stormwater against a 2006/07 benchmark. The Need Analysis for 36 councils is now complete. An encouraging result is that 83% of councils believe their capacity to manage stormwater quality has improved since 2006/07...

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industry events
Tuesday 25 OctoberAWA Water Recycling Guidelines - Phase 2 workshop series (free event)
Tuesday 8 NovemberNational Water Information Briefings - products in practice (free event)
Tuesday 15 NovemberAWA Public Lecture - Sustainable Water Treatment (free event)
Tuesday 21 February -
Thursday 23 February
7th WSUD Conference 2012
Monday 15 October -
Friday 19 October
Stormwater 2012 Conference
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