This year's UN theme for World Water Day is ‘Water for All – Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right’. 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.
This World Water Day, 22nd March, tackles the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many are being left behind.
Join our guest presenters Ciara Sterling and Luke Trevorrow as they share the water experiences of marginalised groups in Australia.
Ciara is AWA's 2018 Water Professional of the Year, Head of Community Inclusion at Yarra Valley Water, and Director and CEO of Thriving Communities Partnership. She is an industry leader in supporting customers experiencing vulnerability, hardship and family violence, and a great example of someone who champions this year's World Water Day theme of Water for All.
Luke is the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority Operations Manager, and will speak about cultural use of water in the Coorong area of South Australia.
Date: Friday 22 March 2019
Time: Coffee cart with barista-made coffee from 7.00am, breakfast served 7.30am, ends 9.00am
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide CBD.
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PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WATER INDUSTRY ALLIANCE.