Integrated Water Management Working and Alignment Group (IWM-WAG)


The IWM-WAG is convened by Resilient Melbourne and chaired by Rob Skinner from the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. The group includes representation from:

  • City of Kingston
  • City of Manningham
  • City of Melbourne
  • Clearwater
  • Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
  • Melbourne Water
  • Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
  • Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
  • Yarra Valley Water (representing the water retailers)

The purpose of the IWM-WAG is to facilitate coordination of current IWM and related activities that involve and impact on local government, with a focus on metropolitan Melbourne. The group provides an avenue for increasing local government engagement in activities relating to setting objectives for, planning and delivering Melbourne’s water infrastructure systems (such as potable water supply and demand, sewerage, drainage, waterways and alternative water sources).

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