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Two peak bodies collaborate for sustainability in public works

IPWEA is partnering with ISCA to identify how sustainability initiatives can benefit local councils & their communities.

Recent IPWEA Sustainability Blogs

  • Sustainability: A good news story

    A critical goal of sustainable public works will be to ‘decouple’ our environmental footprint from... more

  • Stepping stones stormwater solution

    A simple, natural stormwater solution in Brisbane, Qld, that doubles as an aesthetic and playful public space. By Gemma Black ... more

  • Drinking recycled wastewater

    Recycled sewage will play a vital role in securing Australia’s drinking water supplies, says Dr Stuart Khan , Associate Professor at the University... more

  • Our cities need more trees and water, not less, to stay liveable

    By Nicholas Williams , University of Melbourne ; Andrew Coutts , Monash University , and Stephen Livesley , University of Melbourne Australia’s... more

  • Interview with IPWEA Sustainability Director, Stephen Lees

    IPWEA's Director of Sustainability Stephen Lees acts as the Institute’s conduit and advocate for sustainability issues, and is on the organising committee... more

Upcoming Sustainability Events

  1. Sustainability in Public Works Conference 2014

    Jul 27 - 29
    Tweed Heads NSW, Australia

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About Sustainability

IPWEA will be actively involved in providing access to information, the experience of others in the industry, and tools and guidelines which can assist practitioners.

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