Clearwater: supporting a water sensitive future
Posted in Models by Clearwater on September 2nd, 2009
Clearwater is a non-profit organisation that aims to create water sensitive urban environments across Victoria. We offer training, advice, technical information and events for those who plan, design, develop and manage our cities and towns. Our aim is to change the way our urban environments are designed to result in sustainable water use and improved stormwater quality.
Established in 2002 as part of the Victorian Stormwater Action Program, Clearwater was initially funded by EPA Victoria, Municipal Association of Victoria, and Stormwater Industry Association of Victoria. Melbourne Water became a major funding partner of the program in 2006 and additional funding is currently provided by DSE and EPA.
We provide training and tours on key subjects such as integrated urban water management, stormwater harvesting and reuse, and construction of raingardens and biofilters. We also run networking events that facilitate peer to peer learning and discussion. In addition to our core training sessions, we also develop and provide training on special topics when there is a need identified by other organisations. Clearwater is always looking to establish partnerships and networks across Victoria that will continue to build knowledge and capacity to keep local government and industry professionals at the forefront of best practice urban water management.
Our website is a great resource. It includes access to the latest research via our Info Resource Library, the ability to share your research by uploading it to the library and a current listing of all Clearwater and industry training events.
To support local government across Victoria to implement water sensitive urban design techniques and Clause 56 of the Victoria Planning Provisions, Clearwater in collaboration with Melbourne Water, has appointed regional and metropolitan Stormwater Policy Advisors. To speak to one of our advisors, call 03 9235 2108