Workshop and Panel Program (Day 2) | Ozwater

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Workshop and Panel Program (Day 2)

WEDNESDAY, 9 MAY 2018

Workshop Seven

[[To be confirmed]]

Australian Water Association & Australian Water Partnership Presents: 

VIETNAM - AUSTRALIA TWINNING OUTCOMES 

The Australian Water Association, with support from the Australian Water Partnership, presents the Vietnam-Australia Twinning Outcomes Workshop.

This workshop offers the opportunity for the Ozwater’18 delegates to hear from the water utility professionals involved in the twinning knowledge sharing program including:

• Son La Water Company – Cairns Regional Council Water & Waste

• Saigon Water Corporation – Seqwater

• Binh Duong Water Company – Wannon Water

• Phu Tho Water Company – Coliban Water

• Hue Water Company – Western Australia Water Corporation

At this workshop, each of the twins will share the outcomes from the 20-month program and discuss lessons learnt and opportunities for Australian expertise and technology innovation in Vietnam. It will also give other interested water utilities and individuals the chance to get involved in future rounds of twinning.

 

Workshop Eight

Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS Presents: 

LEARNING TO DANCE WITH SYSTEMS: BUILDING THE CASE FOR STRENGTHENING SYSTEMS THINKING AND PRACTICES

Integrated urban water systems are often complicated and increasingly complex, especially when you step back far enough to include both hardware and software (i.e. institutional and regulatory arrangements that define our relationships with customers and suppliers). Recognising and successfully dealing with complex systems requires quite different thinking and practices, starting with a subtle shift in worldview: the thing about complex systems is that you cannot control them, but, as Donella Meadows suggests, you can learn to dance with them.

This hands-on workshop, with national and international systems leaders, targets all those interested in the learning journey into how systems thinking and systems practices can add significant insight and value across our sector.

 

Panel Nine

Melbourne Water Presents: 

MOVING TOWARDS A GENERATIVE SAFETY CULTURE ON A MAJOR CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAM

The Australian water sector could arguably be considered a safety performance laggard when compared to other sectors. For a number years there has been considerable dialogue around safety improvement programs and whilst there have undoubtedly been pockets of excellence, rarely have these positive experiences been fully socialised across the sector. 

This panel discussion, aimed at anybody striving to improve their safety performance, will explore one such positive experience, an unconventional approach that required better engagement, stronger relationships and more effective collaboration to deliver a ‘zero harm’ outcome. It will also unpack associated behavioural change theory, provide some useful tools that can aid improvement, and seek to engage attendees in a discussion about how the water sector should work together to improve our collective safety performance.

 

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