Industry Submission

Industry Submissions

November 2015

Australian Water Association submission to the Draft Water Quality Advisory Committee Work Plan and Proposed Priorities for 2015-2018

The Association supports the development of the draft guidelines by the WQAC and agree that all key priorities have been captured. We agree that incorporating the Microbial Health Based Targets (HBT) into the ADWG is a high priority, as is revising the guidelines around disinfection by-products. What is of critical importance is the development of a policies and procedures manual that informs the review of the guidelines.

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October 2015

The Australian Water Association’s submission to the proposed exemption of small government water services providers from licensing under the Water Services Act 2012

The Australian Water Association thanks the Department of Water for the opportunity to provide a submission in relation to the proposed exemption of small government water services providers from licensing under the Water Services Act 2012.

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July 2015

Inquiry into Unconventional Gas in Victoria submission

The Australian Water Association thanks the Environment and Planning Standing Committee for the invitation to provide input to the Committee's Inquiry into Unconventional Gas in Victoria

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The Australian Water Association’s NT Branch submission to Draft National Groundwater Strategic Framework 2015-2025

The Australian Water Association Northern Territory Branch would like to thank the Department of Land Resource Management for the opportunity to provide comment on the issues identified in the National Groundwater Sub-Group Overview Paper 2015 – Key groundwater issues.

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The Australian Water Association’s submission to Our Water Future Discussion Paper: A Conversation with Territorians 2015

The Australian Water Association commends the Northern Territory Government on this initiative to develop a plan to secure the future of the Northern Territory's water supply.

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June 2015

AWA's Submission to the National Groundwater Strategic Framework

The Australian Water Association is pleased to provide input into the National Groundwater Strategic Framework 2015-2025.

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May 2015

AWA WA submission regarding 'Amendment of the Water Services Regulations 2013 - Consultation paper on proposed amendments'

The Australian Water Association (AWA) thanks the Department of Water (DoW) for the opportunity to provide comments on the policy document entitled 'Amendment of the Water Services Regulations 2013 - Consultation paper on proposed amendments' dated March 2015 (Proposed Amendments).

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Submission to the Environment and Communications References Committee on Senate Inquiry into Stormwater Management

The Australian Water Association (AWA) supports the Senate Inquiry into future management of stormwater in Australia and welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Terms of Reference.

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February 2015

Submission to the Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses
Response from the Australian Water Association & WIST

AWA and WIST issued a response to the Industry Engagement in Training Package Development Discussion Paper in mid February.

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Submission to the Independent Review of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme Discussion Paper

The Australian Water Association supports the widespread adoption of water efficiency schemes such as WELS and Smart Approved Watermark. The Australian Water Association supports the continuation of the WELS scheme and offers the following suggestions to improve its functioning:

1. That whitegoods are moved to the E3 scheme
2. That tap ware is better integrated with Watermark
3. That WELS engage better with other groups (including utilities, councils, government & other schemes) to promote the scheme collaboratively

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Submission to the Review of the role of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator

In this submission AWA comments on the proposed changes to the structure of the Tasmanian regulator, the proposed amendments of the water reports and the proposal to extend the functions and powers of the regulator.

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