Urban water businesses in Australia have significantly lifted their focus on inclusion and diversity in recent years. They continue to recognise that diverse workforces make better decisions, improve innovation and deliver better outcomes for the community.
While water businesses are continuing to focus on gender equity, they are increasingly scaling up efforts to support broader diversity dimensions (culture, age and life-stage, people with disability, LGBTI employees, and indigenous employees).
WSAA’s Paper, Tapping the power of inclusion and diversity in urban water describes approaches to inclusion and diversity in the sector as well as highlighting an increasingly comprehensive approach to setting inclusion and diversity strategies, building governance frameworks, dedicated resourcing, and executive oversight to progress goals.
The Paper is intended to demonstrate the breadth and depth of initiatives for industry stakeholders as well as encouraging collaboration within the industry through sharing leading practices.