• Hannah Phillips

Urban Water Goals in Parliament

On Monday evening in the Mural Hall of Parliament the Water Services Association of Australia the peak body for urban water, launched the report “Global Goals for Local Communities: Urban water advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals” with the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Luke Hartsuyker.

The Paper outlines how the urban water industry in Australia is already meeting challenges set by the SDGs and provides a framework to further advance the industry’s contribution.

‘Australian water utilities have an opportunity to make a substantial contribution to advancing the SDGs, creating broader value through collaboration and partnership with government, industry and customers’, said Mr Hartsuyker.

WSAA Chair and Managing Director at Yarra Valley Water, Pat McCaffertyb said the Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint for a better future.

‘They represent a compelling agenda for a sustainable and prosperous future for both people and planet.

As providers of essential services we are committed to the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.’

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