An Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Governance for Elected Officials of NSW Local Water Utilities

An Introduction to Drinking Water Quality Governance for Elected Officials of NSW Local Water Utilities

$275.00 GST included

In this 1 – 2 hour online course, you’ll gain an understanding of:

  • the operating context for local water utilities in NSW
  • your role and obligations within that context – including what you should be asking of your management, to help better do your job
  • the risks to public health in the event you do not perform your role correctly

Who is this course designed for?

  • Elected officials of NSW local water utilities
  • C-suite managers
  • High level team leaders
  • Local government regulators
  • Other regulators

ISO 31000:  5.2, 5.3, 5.4.1-5.4.4, 5.5

Time: approx. 1 - 2 hours


ABOUT THIS COURSE

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the operating context for local water utilities in NSW.
  • Understanding of your role and obligations within that context - including what you should be asking of your management, to help better do your job.
  • Understanding of the risks to public health in the event you do not perform your role correctly.

Author and Presenter
This course has been developed by Dr Annette Davison, 'The Water Risk Doctor' and winner of the 2021 AWA Water Professional of the Year award.

Annette is a microbiologist and a paralegal with over 30 years of experience in the water, environment and microbiology industries. Annette founded and is a principal of risk management company, Risk Edge Pty Ltd, and is a co-founder of water quality monitoring and information company, D2K Information Pty Ltd. She has sat on many boards and committees, including the board of the Australian Water Association (AWA) (2003-05 and 2015-17), the WaterRA Special Advisory Committee, and OneWater Advocates.

Annette was a lead author and contributor to various state, national and international guidelines for drinking water management systems (DWMSs), including the World Health Organisation’s first Water Safety Plan Manual (2009) and the NSW Guidelines for DWMSs (2013). She was instrumental in achieving inclusion of risk management in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines in 2004.

Awarded the AWA’s Nancy Millis Award in 2005 for recognition of her services to risk management, Annette was also honoured in 2012 as an AWA ‘NSW Legend of Water’. Most recently, Annette has been involved in developing and implementing water quality management systems for water utilities, and is increasingly dedicating more time to educating and training industry participants on the best practices of water cycle governance risk management.

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