Draft framework for The New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2021-2025
Message from the Minister for Sport and Recreation
Finalised prior to publication
Forward – message from Water Safety New Zealand Chair/CEO
Finalised prior to publication
Introduction – what this document contains
The World Health Organisation 2014 Drowning Report
World Health Organisation Preventing Drowning: an implementation guide 2017
Explanation of the next iteration of the WSSS 2020, how the 2025 strategy differs from the current strategy
Section One: The New Zealand water safety sector Cross Sector Reference Group & the development process of the 2021 - 2025 strategy
The water safety sector Cross Section Reference Group (CSRG)
The water safety sector CSRG was established by sector agreement at the Water Safety New Zealand AGM in late 2014. The group is committed to improving water safety in New Zealand, and is made up of 10 leading organisations in the water safety space.
The CSRG is committed to collaborating, consulting, developing and implementing the Water Safety Sector Strategy. In 2015 the CSRG developed and published the first New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2020.
This document is the next iteration of the 2015 strategy, and will be known as the New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2021-2025. The strategy has been developed by the CSRG in consultation with a wide group of water safety stakeholders and a broad cross-section of multi-sectorial related agencies, that each have a part to play in drowning prevention and water safety in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Development process of the 2021-2025 strategy
The strategy development process, with reference to the owners of the strategy, workshops held via Zoom during lockdown, in person meetings, the consultation process, Covid 19 and the impact on the development of the strategy and consultation process.
Include flowchart of the process. This may be included in the final document as an appendix
Section Two: The current drowning problem in New Zealand
New Zealand water related fatality trends – short executive overview with graphs incorporating per capita population data
Infographic outlining 20 NZ facts e.g. two side by side pages with written and pictorial facts related to water safety, and drowning in NZ. Will be informed by priority focus areas, and a scan of facts in those areas.
Impact of external environmental, social and technological factors that should be considered (referenced using reputable NZ resources)
- expected population growth by 2030 (?)
- expected X% of population in each age group
- expected proportion of population living in each regional area
- projected growth in tourism
- projected growth in new immigrants
- Covid-19 impacts
- data forecast change in:
- extreme weather events,
- climate change,
- technological change,
- volunteering &
- participation rates
This will most likely be reflected in an infographic.
- Non-fatal drowning – the impact on individuals, families, and society. Position statement, definition and categorisation framework
- Gaps in New Zealand drowning research
Highlight known gaps here and define the data and research working groups currently engaged
Section Three: The New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2021 - 2025
Provide a single page, diagrammatic representation that will serve as a summary. The layout will cover the areas below.
Strategic areas of focus – 5 pillars
Strategic action steps to implement change
Monitoring & evaluation framework
See Download Above
Section Four: Conclusion, summary and recommendations
Conclusion, key areas of action and recommendations
Government - how the Government might help facilitate and support the NZWSSS 2021 - 2025
Regional & Community-based collaboration and relationship engagement
WSNZ would like to acknowledge the Cross Sector Reference Group, the wider water safety sector and other broader multi-sectorial partners for providing content and helpful feedback
Fatal drowning data: provider of information
Non-fatal drowning data: provider of information
Funding & support
Glossary of Key Terms and Acronyms