THEME 5: A SAFE, INCLUSIVE & INNOVATIVE WATER SECTOR | Ozwater

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THEME 5: A SAFE, INCLUSIVE & INNOVATIVE WATER SECTOR

People are the essence of the water sector.  They provide the leadership, drive, vision and skills that ensure the sector delivers for customers and communities. The safety of the sector is also a high priority as is achieving inclusiveness. The following some of the topics and themes we would like to explore at Ozwater’19:

An Innovative Water Sector

  • Business models and / or financial innovations
  • Creating a change-ready culture that can embrace new ways of doing things
  • Workforce of the future: what are the skills and capabilities the water sector needs
  • Building constructive cultures
  • Spotlight on high performance strategies
  • Investing in people and leaders
  • Future proofing careers
  • Business improvement to add customer value (not for the sake of)
  • Cultural transformation: shifting perceptions, behaviours & capabilities
  • STEM and STEAM in schools and universities
  • Attracting and retaining talent in regional areas
  • Retaining knowledge and transferring to the next generation
  • Use of technology to enable access to the water sector
  • Case studies of machine learning enhancing people’s performance

An inclusive water sector

  • Diversity and inclusion – innovative programs breaking down barriers and smashing glass ceilings
  • Engaging with young professionals
  • Integrating inclusion and diversity into organisations
  • Changing traditional workplace attitudes
  • Implementing inclusive hiring programs
  • Addressing unconscious bias in the water industry
  • Women in leadership: case studies from the water sector

Industry Safety & Wellbeing

  • Embedding a safety culture
  • Safety culture transformation
  • Board & executive safety leadership
  • Best practice safety performance & management
  • Injury prevention
  • The latest initiatives in mental health initiatives in the workplace
  • Wellness programs
  • Practices for leading a healthy culture
  • Incident trends
  • Using technology to improve safety outcomes
  • Case studies of the highest level of the Safety Hierarchy of Control
  • What is best practice in safety in overseas utilities?

LINKED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

3 - Good health and well-being

9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure

10 – Reduced inequalities

16 - Peace, justice and strong communities

17 - Partnerships for the goals

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