A total of 65 staff of the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) in leadership positions converged to reflect on the theme “Sustainable Water Practices” at its Annual Staff Conference in Suva today (28/07).
WAF CEO, Dr Amit Chanan addressed the staff reminding them of their important responsibility in ensuring access to water and sanitation for all Fijians.
Dr Chanan reminded the staff of the $115M in the recently announced WAF capital program budget for the 2022-2023 financial year and stressed the importance of timely and efficient delivery of this program as WAF’s commitment to all Fijians. This program includes critical projects to improve customer service delivery and renew ageing assets.
Dr Chanan also elaborated on the development of the Water Sector Strategy 2050, which will outline Fiji’s water sector priority projects and programs over the next three decades.
“Water Sector 2050 is aimed at transforming how services are delivered, responding to climate vulnerability to services, renewing our ageing water and wastewater infrastructure, contributing to the circular economy, taking the water sector to net zero emissions and enhancing the natural environment,” said Dr Chanan.
Going forward, WAF will also focus on greater engagement with the private sector to improve its service delivery.
The conference entailed sessions on present challenges as well as discussions on the way forward in the delivery of the core priorities for the new financial year with topics ranging from Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction strategy, Asset Management, Digitally focused customer service delivery, Building Effective Workforce, as well as Innovative Solutions.