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Welcome to the latest update from the Clearwater team.
|training and events
|Friday 23 November 2012
Clearwater's latest 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
|Wednesday 28 November 2012
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
|7 November 2012
The Smart Water Fund has announced that Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the next Open Stream funding round are now open. The Fund is seeking new and exciting projects that will help support innovative urban water projects in two key areas:Resource Recovery - leveraging existing infrastructure of a water business Innovation in Asset Planning, Construction, Operation, Maintenance, and Renewal
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The online EOI applications close at 2:00pm on 15 November....
|13 November 2012
The new planning scheme amendment establishes requirements for new development that promotes the use of best practice performance objectives for stormwater management (water sensitive urban design) in the consideration of planning applications/proposals.
It applies to all land in the municipality, where an application is made for:New buildings Extensions to existing buildings which are 50 square metres in floor area or greater A subdivision in a business zone.
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Does not apply to an application for:...
|26 October 2012
The second national stormwater conference was held at the Sofitel in Melbourne from 15 - 19 October. Stormwater 2012 drew in over 300 delegates. Presentations over three days covered a wide range of topics from new technologies to engagement strategies and harvesting. Clearwater's Manager, Raffaela Crupi spoke about our approach to capacity building and Anna Jennings, Clearwater's Regional Stormwater Policy Advisor, spoke on building capacity with regional councils...Click for full story
|23 October 2012
Como Park is a premier recreational site situated on the banks of the Yarra River, in the City of Stonnington. This inner Melbourne sporting ground is used all year round for social and sporting events. In the face of a prolonged drought, Stonnington Council embarked on a stormwater harvesting project to ensure the park's future. The project aimed to meet the irrigation demands of this site using harvested stormwater instead of relying on potable water...Click for full story
|5 September 2012
The Geelong Botanic Gardens is located in Eastern Park, Geelong. The Park and Gardens cover a combined area of 200 acres with frontage to Corio Bay. The Botanic Gardens is an important natural and cultural resource for the community. The City of Greater Geelong through its Sustainable Water Use Plan identified the Botanic Gardens as one of the top 10 users of potable water in the City. To reduce the Botanic Gardens reliance on potable water for irrigation, a stormwater re-use project was initiated.
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