Water and our city


Effective water management is essential for the day-to-day functioning of our city and its resilience in the face of chronic stresses and acute shocks.

Melbourne’s water outcomes rely on effective collaboration and engagement between all stakeholders, including local government. Find all the latest information and updates on integrated water management activities currently underway in metropolitan Melbourne. 

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Integrated Water Management Forums


Get involved in integrated water management forums with the water sector. 


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    Current reforms and impacts for councils


    Understand how current reforms impact local government stakeholders.


    Guide for local government and water sector stakeholders


    Need more information on current Integrated Water Management reforms and initiatives in Melbourne?


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    Integrated Water Management and city resilience


    Why is integrated water management important to local government?


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    Tools and resources


    There are a number of tools and resources available to support local government practitioners working in integrated water management planning and implementation.


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    Policy, Strategy and Governance


    Understand who is responsible for current integrated water management reform. 


    Integrated Water Management Working and Alignment Group


    Partners and responsibilities


    Our Integrated Water Management Working and Alignment Group includes representatives from the City of Kingston, City of Manningham, City of Melbourne, Clearwater, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Melbourne Water, Municipal Association of Victoria, Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Yarra Valley Water (representing the water retailers). 

    The group provides an avenue for increasing local government engagement in activities relating to metropolitan Melbourne’s water infrastructure systems. 

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