World Plumbing Council Objectives for 2013 – 2016
To achieve it’s Mission and to realize the Vision of the Executive Board for the period 2013 – 2016, the WPC has identified 10 specific Objectives and documented a range of Initiatives it intends to undertake towards the achievement of each Objective.
The Objectives are a combination of externally focused activities, setting out what the Council will do in the next three years; and some internally focused Objectives, which articulate how the Council will conduct itself in order to achieve its Mission and Vision. The Objectives and Initiatives, which are detailed in full in the WPC 2013 – 2016 Strategic Plan, are explained and summarized below.
To develop and promote the image and professional standards of plumbing to the world.
The Council recognizes that there is significant scope to improve the general understanding, within communities and amongst policy makers and planners, of the important role good quality plumbing plays in protecting public health. Initiatives towards the achievement of this Objective include the strategic and targeted use of both traditional and social media; increasing the accessibility of WPC materials by publishing materials in more languages; and tailoring specific communications messages to suit the audiences in different member countries.
To encourage, participate in and facilitate the exchange of information, research and technology applicable to the world plumbing industry
The Council has a key role in promoting and communicating technological advancements and best practice developments in the Plumbing Industry. Member countries will work closely with their own industries, host symposiums and technical forums, and conduct research to identify and then share best practice information with the broader plumbing community. To help achieve this objective, the Council will encourage the use of and foster the development and expansion of the WPC Research and Development database.
To promote plumbing education and training worldwide
The WPC encourages all member countries to take every opportunity to promote the links between a well trained plumbing workforce and good public health outcomes for communities. WPC will utilize and expand its networks of plumbing training organisations to encourage the development and dissemination of best practice codes and standards. The WPC will also continue to expand and promote its Scholarship Program and strengthen its relationship with partner bodies like WorldSkills.
To promote the Plumbing Industry’s role in improving public health through the provision and protection of safe water and sanitation
The WPC has a key contribution to make to the achievement of a better quality of life for the World’s population, particularly by reducing the instances and impact of waterborne diseases. The WPC will continue to work closely with other local and international bodies concerned with public health. The Council will foster its relationship with the WHO, particularly in the promotion of the joint publication, the Health Aspects of Plumbing. Objective 5 To promote the Plumbing Industry’s role in safeguarding the environment through proper management, care, reuse and conservation of natural resources. The Council will identify and establish positive working relationships with other organisations with a commitment to protecting the environment. The Council will promote water conservation methods and advances at WPC meetings and disseminate the WPC publication, Environmental Aspects of Plumbing.
To promote the Plumbing Industry’s role in safeguarding the environment through proper management, care, reuse and conservation of natural resources
The Council will identify and establish positive working relationships with other organisations with a commitment to protecting the environment. The Council will promote water conservation methods and advances at WPC meetings and disseminate the WPC publication, Environmental Aspects of Plumbing.
To meet at a World Plumbing Conference at least every three years
The Council considers that World Plumbing Conferences are essential to achieving its objectives, and those Conferences should be held at least every three years. In the course of the 2013- 2016 period the Council will undertake a review of the guidelines for hosting World Plumbing Conferences with a view to ensuring the status and integrity of the Conferences is maintained and enhanced.
To increase membership of and participation in the WPC
The Council believes that active involvement in and membership of the WPC. Is an essential element of increasing global awareness of the important role plumbing plays in protecting human and environmental health. To this end the Council will actively encourage increased participation from member countries and encourage other countries to join. The WPC will embark on a membership recruitment campaign in the next three year period and facilitate interaction between WPC members and non-members wherever possible.
To enhance the status and influence of the WPC
Central to the achievement of this Objective is the continued support and promotion of WPD. Also very important is the establishment of new, and the strengthening of existing, relationships with partner organisations and the continued engagement of and communication with key policy makers.
Ensure adequate resources to achieve the objectives of the WPC
To ensure the WPC remains sustainable and relevant, in the coming three years the Council will identify new funding and sponsorship opportunities and develop and implement a three year Business Plan for the Council.
To ensure the integrity of the World Plumbing Council through good governance
The Council recognizes that adopting and maintaining good governance practices is essential to ensuring the WPC promotes its Mission and achieves its Objectives in a manner that is efficient and effective, as well as legal and ethical.
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