Talking water with GMW

Talking Water with GMW

GMW’s podcast series aims to engage listeners on all things water, with some of our most interesting people across GMW and the water industry.

The podcast episodes will have the ability for listeners to dive into topics without having to set aside time to read or watch a video.

With a focus on a specific theme or topic around water each month, the podcasts will be available for free - you can listen to each episode below, or download them from Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

Episode 13: Start of Irrigation Season

This month, we're joined by GMW Water Delivery Services general manager Warren Blyth.

Warren discusses the upcoming Irrigation Season, which begins on 15 August. Warren talks the outlook for the new season and what irrigators can do to prepare for it.


Episode 12: Winter Works

This month, we're joined by GMW Infrastructure Delivery Services general manager Warren Jose.

Warren discusses this year's Winter Works program, which sees more than 100 staff putting in thousands of hours desilting channels, refurbishing channel banks, repairing assets and treating weeds.

Episode 11: Pride Month

June is Pride Month, and in this episode, we are joined by Jenna Morris and Chloe Warburton from GMW’s Pride Network

Jenna and Chloe talk about the significance of Pride Month and what it means to celebrate it, as well as the actions that can be taken by workplaces to ensure they are safe and inclusive for all.

Episode 10: Water compliance and enforcement

In this episode, we are joined by GMW Water Use Compliance and Enforcement coordinator Chris Dalton

Chris talks about the different types of water theft and how we seek to prevent them.

Episode 9: Inclusion and access for people with a disability

In this episode, we are joined by GMW Corporate Risk Coordinator and WaterAble Chair Donald Hughan.

Donald talks about how GMW and other employers have changed over the past 15 years to make workplaces more inclusive for people with disabilities and what steps are being taken in the water industry to improve inclusivity. 

Episode 8: International Women's Day

In this episode, we are joined by GMW director Alana Johnson to mark International Women’s Day.

Alana is a founding member of Women in Agriculture and the Chair of the Victorian Women’s Trust.

She talks about the importance of equality in the water industry and how people can be agents for change within their workplaces.

Episode 7: Water safety

This month, we talk to MSV Recreational Boating Safety Manager Gareth Johnson about some of the most frequent hazards people face on inland waterways and how the can be avoided.

He offers some practical advice on how to ensure your next trip onto the water is trouble free.

Episode 6: Climate change

This month, Resource Manager Mark Bailey explains how climate change has affected our region, and how GMW has adapted to meet these changes.

Mark also talks about some of the innovations we have seen from farmers to help ensure their prosperity as water becomes scarcer.

Episode 5: Blue-green algae

This month, GMW Water Quality Coordinator Bianca Atley discusses blue-green algae and how it is managed.

Bianca also speaks about how GMW analyses water quality and the different factors that influence the quality of the water in our storages. 

Episode 4: Our services

This month, Manager Customer Experience Lisa Dudley explains some of the ways we are making our services quicker and easier to use.

Saving time is great, and in this episode, Lisa explains some of the ways we are speaking up the process with paying bills and applying for licenses.

Episode 3: Recreation at our storages

This month, Recreation and Land Officer Chris Braden speaks about the recreational offerings at GMW’s storages and waterways.

With summer approaching, Chris speaks about some of the many activities people can enjoy on GMW's storages and waterways.

Chris also discusses GMW's plans to improve these storages into the future.


Episode 2: Ordering water

This month, Manager Water Systems Operations Craig Kellow discusses water ordering.

With irrigation season now underway, Craig and his team are busy providing 24-hour service for our customers.

Craig explains how to get the most out of our water ordering services, including how to place irrigation orders and monitor their water uses online.


Episode 1: Managing and allocating water

Resource Manager Mark Bailey talks water management and allocations. 

As Resource Manager, Mark makes seasonal determinations for all of Northern Victorian regulated river systems including the Goulburn, Broken, Campaspe, Loddon, Bullarook and Murray regulated river systems.

Mark explains to us how these determinations are made, answering some of most frequent questions about irrigation, such as ‘what is the difference between water shares and allocations?’ and ‘what is the function of low and high water shares?’