Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report
The Australian Water Association has written to the Productivity Commission following the publication of its Draft Report on water reform and has called for a major shakeup of the institutional architecture of the rural and urban water sectors.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
AWA WA submission regarding
'Amendment of the Water Services Regulations
2013 - Consultation paper on proposed amendments'
The Australian Water Association 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
March 2015 (Proposed Amendments).
Submission to the Environment
References Committee on Senate Inquiry into Stormwater Management
The Australian Water Association supports the Senate Inquiry into future management of stormwater
in Australia and welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Terms of
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.
Submission to the Independent
Review of the Water
Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme
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
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.