I saw a remark in a newspaper article after Prime Minister Turnbull’s visit to New York where some businessmen suggested that images of our iconic clean beaches should be ‘retired’ as the selling point for Australia – that our knowledge and innovation economy wasn’t recognised in these images and we needed to ‘grow up’. Maybe it’s a valid point.
WaterAid Australia and WSAA took the opportunity to collaborate recently with the celebration of International Women’s Day. While our organisations do different work, the outcomes we want to achieve are scarcely different, ultimately we both want to raise awareness of the role of women in water – overseas and here in our own backyard.
I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to Chair WSAA and I look forward to working with the Board, the WSAA team and all our members over the next two years as we continue to take ground on our vision of ‘customer driven, enriching life’.