March 29, 2019
On Friday 22 March, the Water Industry Alliance and the Australian Water Association SA Branch celebrated World Water Day with an industry breakfast for over 100 water industry professionals at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Adelaide.
Each year UN Water sets a theme for World Water Day and this year’s theme was ‘Water for All – whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right’. This World Water Day was about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.
Marginalised groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.
We were honoured to have Ciara Sterling, Director and CEO of the Thriving Communities Partnership and Head of Community Inclusion at Yarra Valley Water join us to share the experiences of marginalised groups right here in Australia.
As the Director and CEO of the Thriving Communities Partnership, Ciara leads a cross-sectoral collaboration of organisations tackling the root causes of hardship and inequality. She collaborates widely across the corporate, government and community sectors to design and deliver innovative shared-value programs. This is supported by over 20 years’ experience working across these sectors addressing issues around hardship and vulnerability.
This breakfast was made possible through the support of our generous sponsors. Thank you to WSP for sponsoring the event and to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority for sponsoring the video production, enabling us to share this powerful presentation with you.
Our Event Sponsor, WSP Our Video Production Sponsor, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority