Victoria is a great place to live, with stunning natural environments, green urban spaces and
well-planned cities and towns. How we manage our water and land plays an important role
in enhancing the liveability of our urban centres.
To do this well we need to work together, at all levels of government, corporate and across
communities, to make smart investments and future-focused decisions to meet the
challenges of a growing population and changing climate.
We will then open up a panel discussion, consisting of the guest speakers and other
representatives from our blue & green industries, and provide an opportunity for the
audience to ask questions before we finish the night with refreshments and a chance
to do some networking.
During this event we will find out more about the Victorian Government's new
Integrated Water Management (IWM) Framework and how it will help local
governments and water sector partners to meet this objective.
The event will be introduced by:
RACHEL SMITHERS Associate Director URBIS
MC | CHRIS CHESTERFIELD
Director Strategic Engagement at CRC Water Sensitive Cities, Commissioner at VEWH
Director, IWM at DELWP
Having worked across environmental, urban and rural water policy portfolio areas, Deb has
an in-depth understanding of Victoria's water entitlement and planning frameworks.
President Stormwater VIC
Chris is highly experienced in a wide range of water related and civil construction projects,
including design and construction of lakes, dams and wetlands. His civil design and
construction experience combined with hydraulic modelling expertise is particularly
orientated towards Urban design and flood modelling issues.
We will then open up a panel discussion and provide an opportunity for the audience
to ask questions before we finish the night with refreshments and a chance to do
The event will be concluded by ADRIAN GRAY, AILA VIC President, and
LINDSEY BROWN, AWA VIC Branch President.