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Victorian Water Plan - New Directions for Water Breakfast
Thu 2 Mar 2017 - Thu 2 Mar 2017


Date: Thursday 2nd March

Venue: Engineers Australia, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Liz Johnston had a crucial role in the Water Plan’s development and will kick off the session with an overview of Water for Victoria, a long-term blueprint for investment in water-related activities and the water sector.

Following this:

  • Greg Woodward will present an outline of the $222 million Victorian Waterway Management Program to protect and improve the health of Victoria’s waterways and their catchments

  • Katie Burns will explain how we can use water more efficiently in our cities, towns and regional areas

  • Travis Lovett will present how the water sector can work more collaboratively with Traditional Owners to contribute economic self-determination benefits for Aboriginal communities.

Each of our speakers will present on the opportunities and challenges ahead.


Liz Johnston played an extensive role in developing the Water Plan and has extensive experience in the water sector. Liz is currently the Manager Rural Drainage in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

Dr Greg Woodward is the Manager Victorian Waterway Management Program, which DELWP oversees. The program manages activities to maintain or improve the condition of Victoria’s rivers, estuaries and wetlands, in partnership with the state government, regional agencies and authorities,

Katie Burns has considerable experience in integrated water management and water for liveability and is currently a Senior Project Manager in DELWP Integrated Water and Catchments. Katie is currently responsible for facilitating collaborative integrated water management in the Werribee and Maribyrnong river catchments of Melbourne's west.

Travis Lovett is Acting Head of the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Water and Catchment Groups in DELWP. Prior to this he was involved in recognising and managing for aboriginal values in the Water Plan. As a descendent of the Gunditjmara people of South Western Victorian, he has great insight into the issues facing Aboriginal people.

CPD hours

This session is worth 2 Engineer's Australia CPD hours.

Registation Fees

Stormwater Victoria members are being offered a discounted registration fee. When registering for this event, in the Membership Number box type: SV Member (your name) to be eligible for the Member Discount. Cost of attendance for Stormwater Victoria Members is $30 per person.

Further Information:

Engineers Australia Member Services

Phone: 1300 653 113

Email: memberservices@engineersaustralia.org.au


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