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An overview of the IWA May 2013. History Institute of Water Administration commenced 1967 – Water & Sewerage Trust secretaries in Gippsland – Sharing.

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1 An overview of the IWA May 2013

2 History Institute of Water Administration commenced 1967 – Water & Sewerage Trust secretaries in Gippsland – Sharing ideas and experience IWA becomes State Wide in 1970’s – Developing skills and networks Water sector rationalisation in 1980’s and ‘90’s – Reduced membership and attendance Strategic review in 1997 – Birth of the Special Interest Groups 2

3 Vision & Purpose VISION: – To be recognised by the water industry in Victoria as the key forum for sharing information, networking and learning for executive management and business professionals. PURPOSE: – IWA exists to provide a forum for sharing information, networking and professional development in the Victorian water industry. – IWA specifically targets our offerings to executive management and professionals managing business related functions within Victorian Water Corporations. 3

4 Core “products” of the IWA Focused on professional development of individuals and fostering collaboration, based on 3 events pa with 3 elements: 1.Special Interest Group (SIG) sessions bringing together people from similar functional backgrounds and responsibilities to share their experience and learn from each other 2.Conference dinners providing a networking opportunity for SIG members to join with Senior Managers and Board members from across the Victorian water industry 3.Strategic conferences focussing on contemporary themes for the industry, generally pitched at the level of Senior Manager/Board level. PLUS Professional Development Awards (Laurie Gleeson Award), Awards recognising distinguished service and occasional Study Tours 4

5 Membership 30 Corporate – All water utilities in Victoria are Corporate Members their fee is higher than other corporate members (e.g. consultants) as fees subsidise SIG attendees. Membership structure allows SIGS to exclude consultants when appropriate (i.e. based on issues being discussed) 110 individuals Categories: – Corporate, Member, Associate, Fellow, Life Member 5

6 Executive Council 6 Pat McCafferty GM, Strategy and Communications Yarra Valley Water Neil Brennan Managing Director Western Water Les McLean GM Strategy and Performance Western Water Joe Adamski Managing Director Barwon Water Paul O’Donohue Managing Director, Central Highlands Water Peter Quinn Managing Director, Goulburn Valley Water John Wilkinson Ex MD Western Water Ian Johnson Manager Water Resource Strategy South East Water Michael Malouf Ex MD Barwon Water Brett Millington Executive Manager Corporate Development and Services East Gippsland Water Public Officer: Sarah Johnston Executive and Board Operations Officer East Gippsland Water Treasurer: David Thomas Manager Finance, Western Water PRESIDENT (2013)

7 Special Interest Groups – (SIGs) 7 SIGConvenorOrganisationContact details Information TechRob DuobaWestern Water Ph: (03)9281 5472 Customer ServiceNaomi LaauliNorth East Water Ph: (02)6022 0534 Technical ServicesSvelta PetkovaGippsland Water Ph: (03)5177 4747 Human ResourcesColleen RoseWannon Water Ph: (03)5565 6617 FinanceMathew ScottEast Gippsland Water Ph: (03)5150 4413 Energy & GreenhouseSteve ShinnersGippsland Water Ph: (03)5177 4717 Corporate GovernanceDanny HoganGoulburn Valley Water Ph: (03)5832 0442 Comms & EngagementJulie LoganSouthern Rural Water Ph: (03)5139 3164 Executive AssistantsAnn McCurlyGippsland Water Ph: (03) 5177 4635

8 Contemporary issues identified 3 months prior – Open to all – Content usually pitched at Board/Senior Manager level Preceeded by a Dinner the previous night – Opportunity for SIG members, Executives and Board members to network – ”Bridges” SIG meetings and Strategic Conference Strategic Conferences 8

9 June 2013 Strategic Conference 9

10 IWA – strategic partnerships Sponsors – Dinner, Conference VicWater – Strong links. MOU to work closely together – Recent shift to Vicwater providing admin support AWA – Draft MOU re coordinating events and cross- promotion 10

11 Differences between all the associations….. IWA Institute of Water Administration VICWATERAWA Australian Water Association WSAA Water Services Association of Australia IWA International Water Association COVERAGE Victoria State/NationalNational (Urban)International EMPHASIS Networking Collaboration Learning Peak Body Advocacy Policy Advocacy Prof develop’nt Peak Body National advocacy & collaboration Networking Research Prof develop’nt MEMBERS Water Utilities Corporates Individuals Water UtilitiesPrivate sector Utilities Individuals Major urban water utilities Primarily Individual NOTES Management orientation Addresses strategic issues common across sector Technical orientation Deals with Fed Govt, NWC, Productivity Commission etc Close links AWA European centric 11

12 More info Visit our web site Note: Web Site Review is planned Check out past Annual Reports on web site Talk to Exec Council members, other SIG members 12


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