Archive for March 2020

A Word from the CEO

The current events of our globe have caused major dispersal of our people. More than ever, we are invited into each other’s personal domains as our home offices establish and evolve. And while physical distancing is in place to ‘flatten the curve’ and ride out the virulence of COVID-19, it is creating a new connectedness…

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Where to access support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Victorian water industry supports its customers with dedicated support staff and programs to assist people experiencing financial difficulty with their water bill. Everyone who needs help receives it from us. Our processes are simple to work with. A range of supports are now in place for customers. The key message here is ‘If you…

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Good News

Hygiene has and always will be at the core of WaterAid’s work. WaterAid is not a medical agency to deal with case detection, surveillance, management or treatment, but plays a key part in the preventive aspects. As a global leader in hygiene promotion and behaviour change, WaterAid is proactively scaling-up its work through government led…

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Ever heard of Ellen Swallow Richards?

You might never have heard of Ellen Swallow Richards, but her work in water quality analysis and sanitation engineering was both pioneering and game changing. Discover the true story of this amazing woman in Tanya Ha’s latest article. Read more

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Update on Modern Slavery

The Social Procurement working group is collaborating across the Victorian water sector to address issues of modern slavery in the supply chain and build capability to develop Modern Slavery Statements required under Commonwealth legislation. Following an industry wide supply chain risk assessment in 2019, we are now taking a deeper dive into priority areas such…

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VicWater goes remote for COVID-19

Due to increased isolation precautions to minimise contact and assist in containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the VicWater office will be closed until further notice. Our staff remain active during this time and will continue operations in a virtual workplace environment. We thank you for your understanding during this unique situation. Peter Morison…

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Are you the next MD of Goulburn Valley Water?

Goulburn Valley Water is on the search for their new Managing Director, given the upcoming retirement of long term MD Peter Quinn. If you are a community minded leader, attracted to a regional lifestyle in North Central Victoria this could be the ideal opportunity. As Managing Director, you will report to the ambitious Board and…

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Integrated Urban Management Report

The research paper into Integrated Urban Water Management — Why a good idea seems hard to implement has been released by the Productivity Commission. The Commission wishes to thank all those who participated in the study. The report is available for free download and printed copies of the report can be purchased from the Productivity…

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Working from home?

Knowing that we’re Better Together, we at VicWater are currently investigating ways to continuously engage with our members and maintain the value we provide. As one example, the industry is moving to ZOOM as a standard platform for engagement. As you prepare for more virtual meetings during the COVID-19 crisis, these tips to set up…

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Connect postponed

This morning VicWater made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming Connect event scheduled for May 2020. Protocols regarding COVID-19 are changing rapidly, with the safety of our staff, members and guests always our highest priority. Knowing that we’re Better Together, we at VicWater are currently investigating ways to continuously engage with our members and…

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VicWater COVID-19 safety measures

VicWater is taking action to protect the wellbeing of our staff and members
We have now moved to a virtual office environment