Hydroflux are proudly supporting Women in Tunnelling at the Australasian Tunnelling Conference (ATS2020+1) held in Melbourne on the 10th to 13th May 2021 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The currently unprecedented high level of tunnelling activities within Australasia, as well as the strong pipeline of future projects creates significant challenges around workforce resourcing, training, and the development core competencies within the workforce.
Women, who remain one of the largest under-represented talent pools in tunnelling often due to employment practices, offer part of the solution. Tunnelling organisations need to address work and employment practices if they wish to attract and retain highly-skilled women in the engineering and tunnelling professions.
Women’s participation in tunnelling is gradually increasing; however, the tunnelling industry is still considered a male dominated environment. Hydroflux is committed to diversity, inclusion and to increasing female participation in all forms of engineering.
There are many recognised challenges to working in tunnelling for women however, female engineers report the following is helpful:
- working in a company with a strong equality culture
- companies who showcase good company role models
- good peer support systems
- mentors who are both male and female
- the normalising of all diversity
- the support of career pathways
Like industries the world over, we need to consider the numerous challenges we all face including sustainable development, climate change, diversity and inclusivity and the integration of modern technology into our work practices.
Hydroflux design and install water and wastewater treatment systems and have provided systems to many current and prior tunnelling infrastructure projects in Australasia.
About the Hydroflux Group
The Hydroflux Group comprises eleven companies based in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the UK, providing specialist design and build, equipment, processes and operational services in water and wastewater treatment and sludge treatment and dewatering. The Hydroflux Group are the exclusive Australian representatives for HUBER Technology, AEROSTRIP, CNP Technologies, Flootech MBBR, Dutch Spiral and Organica Water and incorporates EPCO Australia.
Hydroflux Pty Ltd
Level 26, 44 Market St. Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
P +61 2 9089 8833 F +61 2 9089 8830
Want to stay up-to-date with what is going on? Click Here to follow our Page for the latest updates.