I haven’t had much time of late, in between being both parent and teacher, so I’m grateful I don’t also have to also fulfill the demands of paid employment right now. I have, however, had time to observe friends and ex colleagues who do have to manage this crazy trifecta. Here’s what I’ve found…
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I haven’t had a chance to write in the recent months, in large part due to the joyful arrival of my baby daughter. I would have liked to write a … Continue reading Happy Diwali
The Alliance for Water Stewardship is involved in a number of demonstration projects across Indonesia. Here is why the success of these projects in modelling good water stewardship is important to the country.
Today marks the end of the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan, Eid-al-fitri, Aidilfitri, Idul Fitri, or other variations, depending on where you’re from. It is the year 1439 AH, marking the number of years since 622 AD – when the Prophet Muhammad and his followers journeyed from Mecca to Media. This led me to reflect […]
What is the water innovation lab, and what is systems thinking? What does the future of water management look like?
I was recently fortunate enough to visit OneWater’s (1water.com.au) CEO, David Sparke at his warehouse offices in French’s Forest, Sydney. I got to interview him, meet his team, and chat … Continue reading Interview: There’s only One Water – CEO David Sparke on rainwater harvesting, and assisting natural stormwater treatment processes.
Too often I come across people who try too hard to be what they’re not. We all do it sometimes – put an exceptional person or idea up on a … Continue reading On being authentic and inspiring change
I had a great catch up with an ex colleague recently. A charismatic people-person who managed me briefly during a tumultuous company restructure around 8 years ago – another continent, … Continue reading Innovating our businesses to remain relevant in the age of big data
A professional engineer discovers Integrated Water Management (but I had no idea what it was really). I had spent nearly 8 years working as an engineer (mechanical if you must … Continue reading 5 things I learned as an engineer when I studied Integrated Water Management
What is the CEO water mandate? The CEO Water Mandate calls on business leaders globally to take action on water stewardship. The endorsing companies recognize that much more can be … Continue reading Why business leaders should sign up to the CEO Water Mandate
The quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world” is often wrongly attributed to Mahatma Ghandi, but this convenient bumper sticker slogan holds a certain amount of truth. It is aspirational and excitingly laden with hope.
Don’t judge me – I LOVE CHRISTMAS. Love it. As much as I did as a child – possibly even more, because I now have my own child to share … Continue reading Christmas is coming! Reach out more, waste less.