Kimberley Water Safety Forum 2021

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Did you know:

Over the past decade, the Kimberley region has recorded the 2nd highest drowning rate of any WA region?

In total, 51 drowning incidents have been recorded in the Kimberley region over the past ten years.

 

Kimberley Water Safety Forum 2021

The Kimberley Water Safety Forum will be a chance to connect and network with local, like-minded community members and professionals, while working towards the common goal of reducing the impact of drowning in the Kimberley community.

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about trends in drowning within your community, current challenges facing the Kimberley region and to develop your skills in strategic planning.

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the solution. Have your say as we work together to create more resilient communities and develop local strategies to prevent drowning in your community.

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Who should attend:

  • Sport, recreation and education professionals
  • Aquatic facility managers, supervisors and swim school coordinators
  • Marine rescue and emergency service professionals
  • Local government staff including directors, managers,
  • community development and recreation services
  • Health promotion and injury prevention professionals
  • Aboriginal community leaders
  • Aboriginal medical services and corporations
  • Corporate business and community retailers
  • Community groups with an interest in water safety and drowning prevention

 

Event Details:

Thursday 13th May 2021

9am to 4pm, The Oaks Hotel, Broome

 

Tea, coffee, morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Please register by Friday 7th May 2021.

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Event Program:

Download a copy of the Kimberley Water Safety Forum 2021 Program at the link below.

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Event Flyer:

Download a copy of the event flyer at the link below.

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The Problem:

51 drowning incidents recorded in the Kimberley over the past 10 years

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55%

of incidents occurred
in rivers or creeks

 

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Toddlers

at the highest risk
of drowning

 

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Males

three times more likely
to drown than females

 

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35%

were Aboriginal and/or
Torres Strait Islanders

 

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22%

were born
overseas