RBMS is a proud supporter of the Waterway Management Emerging Leaders Program, a mentoring program established to drive leadership and innovation in the water and catchment management industry.

The Waterway Management Emerging Leaders Program (formerly known as the Waterway Management Twinning Program) is a structured mentoring program, focusing on improving the on-ground delivery of Victorian river and riparian restoration projects. The program uses mentoring to enable the most effective approaches to be shared and adopted between all those working in waterway management across the State. This program would be beneficial for anyone working in the water and catchment management industry, including water authorities, utilities, catchment management authorities, state and federal water management agencies, local councils and non-government organisations. Building on the solid foundation, our new ‘Emerging Leaders’ will be paired up with mentors around a specific water or catchment project, chosen by the mentee. The program will:
•    Run over one calendar year
•    Involve three workshops spaced apart over 8 months
•    Provide ongoing contact and assistance throughout the program
•    Deliver a waterway management project
•    Offer ongoing professional opportunities as an Alumni member
A mentoring agreement is developed at the start of the program, enabling mentors and mentees to formalise their relationship, review their progress and satisfaction, and evaluate their outcomes.

The RBMS will cover the initial placement cost of for a mentee each year.

Our 2023 placement has been filled.

More details are available about the program here.