Inland waterways are the leading location for drowning deaths. Over the last 10 years 940 people have lost their lives in inland waterway locations across the country. While many people drown, no one should. Despite common misconceptions that drownings in Australia are mostly tourists drowning on beaches, this could not be further from the case.
Life Saving Victoria are recognised experts at facilitating coordinated and sustained multi-lateral approaches to drowning prevention which effectively address this complex problem.
We recognise that it is impossible to supervise all aquatic locations, all the time, or simply resuscitate our way to drowning prevention. Complex problems require adaptive systems-approaches, and we design a process around working in collaboration with multiple agencies, interested parties and the communities themselves to sustainably reduce drowning in a community or region.
Inland Waterways Forum
The inland waterways forum is an annual water safety program aimed to support those with a responsibility for the ownership and operation of inland waterways within Victoria. The program covers a range of areas to inform, assist and share work, programs and activities between like-minded organisations to improve safety standards at these aquatic locations.
The forum covers a range of key topics including drowning data, Victorian Water Safety Strategy, risk management, education programs, community activities, awareness campaigns and success stories. The program is a must for those working in or with a responsibility for community risk, emergency management, aquatic sport and recreation, education, and local government.
- Next event: May 2024
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