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Diversity and visibility in the workplace

We were discussing an article in our office recently about visibility and diversity at work. During the conversation I was thinking that my colleagues' personal life is none of my business, but I realise now, that this was uniformed and naïve, because diversity and visibility is not about having to share, or knowing, the personal details of everyone you work with, it’s about making sure that the workplace is a place where people feel comfortable to be themselves, that they don’t feel worried about sharing personal information (if they want to), and as my colleague suggested, it’s about being able to bring your whole self to work. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, gender, ethnicity,

4 things to consider this year when doing your DWQMP annual report

As the 2017/18 financial year comes to a close, its that time of year again, when water utilities must start to preparing their drinking water management plan (DWQMP) annual report. Viridis have had the opportunity to assist in the preparation of DWQMP annual reports, as well as consider them as part of the regulatory audit process. Based on our experience, here are the top things water service providers should be thinking about when putting together their annual report: 1. Be aware of the due date The DWQMP annual report is due to the regulator 120 business days after the end of financial year. This year this falls on the 18 December 2018. Since this falls on a slightly different date each

Are you ready for Health-Based Targets?

Health-Based Targets (HBT) for drinking water supply represents a quantitative method of assessing the safety of drinking water supply systems and are currently in consideration for inclusion into the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. HBTs are community outcome focused, quantifying the pathogen hazard of drinking water supplies to the community by considering not just the rate of infection, but the severity and duration of illness. The quantitative approach taken by the HBT process enables water providers to better understand the risk profile of their supply scheme. This ensures not only that capital works and operating processes are optimised for the delivery of safe water, but also tha

 

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