who we are
Clearwater is a leading capacity building program, recognised for its role in providing the urban water industry with the knowledge, tools and skills to drive the transition to water sensitive cities.
A water sensitive city will embrace integrated water systems and create liveable spaces where built and natural environments are in harmony and resilient to future change.
Our partnerships promote industry sharing and collaboration. We have valuable connections with local, state and federal government bodies, research institutions and commercial organisations. These partnerships enable us to bring the latest technical and scientific knowledge, behavioural research and policy development from the forefront of sustainable urban water management thinking.
Our program is funded by Melbourne Water with project funding from state government agencies. We conduct regular program evaluation using rigorous market research to ensure we remain relevant and responsive to industry needs.
Our training and events are informed by the latest research and delivered by recognised industry leaders. Our courses combines both theory and practical sessions and promotes relevant best practice in sustainable urban water management. Our training courses are widely recognised for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Clearwater was established in 2002 as part of the Victorian Stormwater Action Program. Clearwater was initially funded by EPA Victoria, Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Stormwater Industry Association of Victoria (SIAV). The program was created for the purpose of building capacity of local government and industry professionals in best practice stormwater management. Melbourne Water became a major funding partner of the program in 2006 and additionally special funding provided from DSE, MAV and EPA.