EASTERN REGION WORKING GROUP
The Eastern Region Working Group is made up of the IWN Champions from:
- East Gippsland Water
- Gippsland Water
- South Gippsland Water
- Westernport Water.
The Eastern Region Working Group leader is Surane Gunasekera from Westernport Water.
The Eastern Region group aims to consolidate their past experiences with IWN projects and identify further opportunities for current projects, as well as nominate innovations for future trial.
Historically, these corporations have been trialling innovative solutions including PCAT asset condition assessment and aerial surveillance techniques with some useful results.
Through the Champions program focus on fostering ideas from grassroots level within corporations, the Eastern Region team are preparing a business case to develop a Centres of Excellence style information sharing portal. The business case will be submitted in June 2016.
South Gippsland Water are also considering the viability of trialling the HAWK fibre optic cable leak detection technology in their new South Gippsland Water Connection pipeline.