OzWater’18 – Australia’s International Water Conference & Exhibition

Ozwater is the Australian Water Association’s international water conference and trade exhibition and Australia’s premier event on the water calendar. Returning to Brisbane in 2018 to a world-class event and conference venue in the unique South Bank riverside precinct, thousands of water professionals from across Australia and internationally will unite in one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia to share ideas on the future of water in Australia.

Building on the success of 2017, Ozwater’18 will use enhanced technological insights to drive the most exciting program yet. With streamlined processes across all components of the conference, and enhanced exhibitor interactions, Ozwater’18 will again attract a dynamic and diverse audience, from professionals working across industries relating to water, decision and policy makers through to students, scientists and researchers.

For more information, visit www.ozwater.org

AWP @ Ozwater’18

The Australian Water Partnership is pleased to be supporting Ozwater again this year as AWA’s International Development & Channeling Change Partner. If you are attending the event, please drop by the AWA stand and have a chat with us.

AWP Sessions and Activities


Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Emerging Leaders Forum

Defining the role of our Young Water Professionals, the Ozwater’18 Emerging Leaders Forum will inform, encourage and motivate the industry’s future leaders. This program, proudly sponsored by Jacobs, has been developed by the Australian Water Association’s YWP Ozwater Committee to encourage all YWPs across Australia to recognise themselves as future water leaders.

Time: 1045-1515 | Venue: Brisbane Convention Centre, Sky Room

Speaker/Panelist: Simon Tilleard, AWP Program Manager

Water Leaders Forum

Time: 1045-1515 | Venue: Brisbane Convention Centre, Plaza Gallery

Speaker: Prof Nick Schofield, AWP CEO

International Experience of Innovation Investment

Time: 1315-1515 | Venue: Brisbane Convention Centre, room P3

Chair: Dr Marian Neal, AWP Partnerships and Knowledge Manager

Women of Water Workshop

As part of the Association’s Channelling Change program, this workshop offers the opportunity for Ozwater’18 delegates to hear from leading women of water from Australia and across the Indo-Pacific, and to participate in discussions on strategies, lessons and approaches to be considered by individuals and organisations to enhance gender equality within the workplace. It will involve the participation of both men and women who are looking to become champions of women’s empowerment across Australia and South-East Asia.

Time: 1600-1730| Venue: Brisbane Convention Centre, room P4 and P5

Speaker: Dr Marian Neal, AWP Partnerships and Knowledge Manager

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Vietnam-Australia Twinning Outcomes Workshop

This workshop offers the opportunity for the Ozwater’18 delegates to hear from the water utilities involved in the twinning knowledge sharing program. Each of the twins will share the outcomes from the 20-month program and discuss lessons learnt and opportunities for Australian expertise and technology innovation in Vietnam. It will also give other interested water utilities and individuals the chance to get involved in future rounds of twinning.

Time: 1045-1300 | Venue: Brisbane Convention Centre, room M4

Speaker: Prof Nick Schofield, AWP CEO

Gala Dinner

AWP will be hosting two tables for this event.

Time: 1830-2330 | Venue: Brisbane Convention Centre, Plaza Ballroom

For full program information visit: http://www.ozwater.org/program



Dr Marian Neal
Partnerships & Knowledge Manager
[email protected]
+61 2 6201 5346
@waterpartnersAU