Posts Tagged ‘inclusion’

Let’s discuss the benefits of being an inclusive employer

Dean Barnett is the Program Director of the Intelligent Water Networks (IWN). In Dean’s 30-year water industry career, he has been fortunate enough to have been involved in the building of teams through staff recruitment. Dean is one of the panel guests for the upcoming VicWater webinar: ‘Smoothing the Path for Disability Employment in the…

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VicWater launches WaterAble network to improve inclusion in the water sector

The Victorian water sector is leading the way on diversity and inclusion, with VicWater set to launch WaterAble this week – a network for people with disability and their allies. The network aims to help raise awareness of people with disabilities in the state’s water sector, while also providing the opportunity to share stories, promote inclusion and increase advocacy.…

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Increasing Aboriginal inclusion in the Victorian water sector

Several water corporations, including Barwon Water, Gippsland Water, Yarra Valley Water, East Gippsland Water, Goulburn Valley Water, Coliban Water, Lower Murray Water, Central Highlands Water, South East Water, Melbourne Water and Westernport Water, have committed to sponsoring Aboriginal people in their vocational education by providing internal traineeships and/or supporting students to attain formal qualifications. Sam…

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Increased representation and opportunities

Many Victorian water corporations have established traineeships or internships to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into water sector jobs. While there is still more work to be done, increased representation on water corporation boards is providing greater visibility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the industry, and leadership cultural…

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More focus needed to reach targets

Despite the progress that has been achieved to date, we know that a more dedicated focus is needed if the industry is to reach the 10% collective target for disability. Work is progressing through VicWater to set up ‘WaterAble’, a network for people with disabilities and their allies to promote and support disability inclusion and…

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Ready to Connect?

The newest major event on the Victorian water calendar VicWater Connect features four concurrent streams – Leadership and Innovation, Policy and Environment, Finance and Risk, Diversity and Innovation – all under one roof. Registrations open soon, stay tuned.

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WaterAble Network

Are you interested in helping to establish a network for people with disabilities and their allies in the water industry? Work is progressing through VicWater to set up WaterAble. The purpose of this network is to promote and support disability inclusion and employment in the water industry. It is also to encourage collaboration and peer…

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