Plan to rebalance precious groundwater resources released

The WA Government today released the finalised plan to rebalance Perth and Mandurah’s precious groundwater resources, which are at risk from the impacts of climate change and increasing use. Release of the final plan follows several years of extensive stakeholder engagement and community consultation, as well as over six years of detailed scientific assessments and…

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WA housing developers celebrated for commitment to water-sensitive urban design

Three innovative housing developments were recognised for their commitment to water-sensitive urban design at a special ceremony hosted by Water Corporation on 4 May 2022. The projects are part of Water Corporation’s Waterwise Development Program, a joint initiative with the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) that supports the growth of water-efficient estate and housing…

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Free webinar: How can I help?

Meet some water engineers who have spent their careers providing humanitarian aid, and find out how individuals and organisations with water engineering skills can lend a helping hand. Humanitarian crises related to water shortages, drought, flooding, and polluted waterways are steadily growing in the face of climate change and increasing population. Meet some water engineers…

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Applications open for 2022 Premier’s Science Awards

The Awards are a keystone in the Western Australian government’s efforts to raise the profile of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Western Australia. Over the years, Awards alumni have become important ambassadors for the state, helping to inspire future generations to take up courses and careers in STEM. The Awards cover all fields of science, including…

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City of Joondalup wins Water Sensitive Cities Award

The City of Joondalup won the award for its outstanding Water Sensitive City initiatives on ground, as measured by the Water Sensitive Cities Index, a tool for benchmarking urban areas against 34 indicators that characterise a water sensitive city. The Award recognises excellence in Water Sensitive City practices, and is given to the city that achieves…

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AWA WA Tertiary Engagement Program – Speaker EOIs

AWA WA are seeking expressions of interest from our WA members that would like join to our Branch representatives to speak at a tertiary engagement event in the future, by creating a database of potential speakers. As part of WA Branch’s Tertiary Engagement Program, the WA Young Water Professionals (YWP) Sub Committee organise an event…

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Plan to rebalance precious groundwater resources

The WA Government has released draft plans to rebalance Perth and Mandurah’s precious groundwater resources, which are at risk from the impacts of climate change and increasing use. This includes the draft Gnangara groundwater allocation plan and a proposal to align garden bore sprinkler rosters with the scheme sprinkler roster, which – combined – will…

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Water Sensitive Cities Australia – New research hub brings water knowledge to Western Australia

A new hub for water research and practice in Western Australia, was launched on 20 October 2021, with the WA Water Sensitive Transition Network and other local partners including the University of Western Australia, joining forces with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI). As part of MSDI, the Water Sensitive Cities Australia WA hub will…

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