Posts Tagged ‘diversity and inclusion’

Diversity and Inclusion at Lower Murray Water

Workplace diversity and inclusion is not only a strategic focus for Lower Murray Water (LMW) but is something the organisation is passionate about. LMW is focusing on true cultural change that will promote an environment that is inclusive, where all our employees feel comfortable being themselves at work. Lower Murray Water Apprentice Caitlyn Petty Encouraging…

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International Men’s Day

Thursday 19 November is International Men’s Day, celebrated by 80 countries around the world. It’s an opportunity to highlight and discuss some of the social and health issues men and boys face. According to the Australian Men’s Health Forum the facts are compelling. Our sons are less educated than our daughters. Our brothers die younger than our…

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City West Water strengthens its support for people with disability

City West Water is proudly sponsoring the launch of a new network that supports people with disability, their families, carers and allies across the Victorian water industry. WaterAble will bring together people in the water industry to raise and address issues that affect people with disability; improve inclusion and access for employees and customers with…

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Join the Launch of WaterAble this July

WaterAble Network Launch

VicWater is proud to support the launch of WaterAble, a network for people with disability and their allies in the Victorian water industry. The network is open to anyone working in the Victorian water industry who has a disability or who wants to support the network. WaterAble encourages people to consider the full range of disabilities in…

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Creating culturally safe and inclusive workplaces in the Victorian water sector

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week Victorian water corporations are working to develop their knowledge of Aboriginal culture and make sure they are culturally safe and inclusive by using cultural awareness training and other actions detailed in their Reconciliation Action Plans and/or Diversity & Inclusion strategies and plans. Several water corporations use cultural awareness training to help…

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Providing Traditional Owner access to water and shared benefits

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week Victorian water corporations are trialling a number of different ways of providing Traditional Owner access to water and shared benefits. Most of these are exploratory or in early planning stag­es, while some are currently in progress. Wannon Water is supporting the Killara Kooyong Project, a pilot eel aquaculture project using water…

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IDAHOBIT

Join Pride in Water to celebrate IDAHOBIT and LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the water industry International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTIQ+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to support the LGBTIQ+ community. On IDAHOBIT (May 17), people all over the world stand against discrimination in support of…

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Ever heard of Ellen Swallow Richards?

You might never have heard of Ellen Swallow Richards, but her work in water quality analysis and sanitation engineering was both pioneering and game changing. Discover the true story of this amazing woman in Tanya Ha’s latest article. Read more

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Flexible workplaces supporting parents and carers

The link between having caring responsibilities and having flexible work arrangements is not always clearly identified. However all Victorian water corporations have established policies and procedures around parental or carers’ leave which is a relevant indicator of industry progress. In addition, some water corporations have specific programs in place to support employees on extended carers’…

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