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Learn practical ways to engage the community in your water recycling and stormwater harvesting projects
 
Community Engagement Training for Water Engineers is a one-day course specifically designed for technical water staff wanting to learn more about practical, cost effective techniques for engaging the community in water recycling and stormwater harvesting projects.

 
Details
 
When:

Thursday 30 May 2013 (opt-in Tank Stream tour, Wednesday 29 May)

Time:

9am - 5pm

Where:

Sydney CBD (location to be confirmed)

Cost:

Free but registration is essential. Register your interest now!

Benefits

  • Increase your technical knowledge of effective community engagement tools, models and techniques.
  • Build support for water recycling projects in your community and your organisation.
  • Prepare a community engagement plan using one of your existing water recycling and stormwater harvesting projects.
  • Hear from leading industry practitioners who will discuss their experiences of community engagement with water recycling and stormwater harvesting projects and equip you with practical methods to effectively engage your community.


What else will be covered?

This course will also address:

why you should undertake community engagement at project and strategic planning levels
what are the appropriate roles for you and others in your organisation in community engagement
how you can get your project's messages across to the community without delaying your project.
 
Tank Stream Tour

Participants will also be offered the rare opportunity to participate in a Tank Stream tour, being run by Sydney Water on Wednesday 29 May 2013. The Tank Stream was once a vital water source for colonial Sydney, and is now an active part of Sydney's stormwater network. You will see 60 metres of the tunnel that was built by convicts and stonemasons between 1789 and 1965. Places are limited so register your interest now!
 
Please note that numbers are limited and registering your interest may not guarantee you a place on this course. Successful participants will be notified via email. For further information, please contact Melinda Kelly on (02) 9372-8316.