No-Dig Down Under partners with WaterAid

No-Dig Down Under 2019 is proud to announce WaterAid as the event’s charity partner.

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene accessible for everyone in the world within a generation.

No-Dig Down Under – organised by Great Southern Press, the publisher of Trenchless Australasia – is one of the world’s largest events dedicated to trenchless technology.

Taking place on 10–13 September next year, No-Dig Down Under will include a technical conference, trade exhibition, social functions, as well as training courses presented by internationally recognised leaders of their respective fields.

According to WaterAid, when organisations collaborate, they learn more, reach their full potential and can achieve more than possible individually.

WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Rosie Wheen said when the charity was established no other organisation of its kind focused on water, sanitation and hygiene.

“We were the first non-governmental organisation to have the backing of an entire industry: the water industry,” she said.

Ms Wheen said WaterAid is keen to connect with corporate players in the trenchless technology industry and extend its corporate network.

“We see many mutually beneficial opportunities for No-Dig participants and WaterAid,” she said.

“We are extremely proud to be recognised as the charity partner for No-Dig Down Under 2019.

“I look forward to meeting you all in Melbourne in September 2019.”

WaterAid was involved with No-Dig Down Under 2017, with all proceeds from a charity auction at the event’s Gala Dinner and Awards Evening donated directly to the not-for-profit.

Great Southern Press General Manager Annie Ferguson said she was excited for No-Dig Down Under to be involved with the not-for-profit again.

“By partnering with WaterAid, together we can all unlock individuals’ potential, energising workforces with our businesses and help those less fortunate,” she said.

Alongside utilities City West Water and Yarra Valley Water as Platinum Members of WaterAid are two of the trenchless industry’s leading companies in Interflow and KOR.

These companies’ support of WaterAid demonstrates their commitment to not only their business values, but also the positive social and economic impact of their organisations.

Other notable members include Veolia, Abergeldie, GHD and Comdain Infrastructure, which join utilities such as SA Water, Melbourne Water, Queensland Urban Utilities, as well as Sydney Water.

Speaking on the benefits of WaterAid’s mission, Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young said, “If you believe in equality, if you believe we need to improve in diversity and inclusion, if you think that everyone everywhere, should have fresh water and sanitation, then it’s a no-brainer that you’ll get behind WaterAid.”

“Together we will achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 of everyone everywhere having access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene by 2030,” he said.

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

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