Ozwater’21

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Date: 4–6 May, 2021
Venue: Adeilaide Convention Centre

Ozwater is Australia’s international water conference and trade exhibition, and is run annually by the Australian Water Association. Ozwater has a proud history and started as an industry exhibition in 1993. Since then it has grown to include a comprehensive and inspiring three-day conference program and is now the largest water exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ozwater’20 Online focused on the big issues of water security, water resilience, sustainability, climate change, and the circular economy. In 2021, Ozwater is returning to a face-to-face event in Adelaide, along with a digital program to gather the water industry to share, connect, inspire and Reimagine our Water Future.

For more information, visit ozwater.org

AWP @ Ozwater’21

The Australian Water Partnership is proud to support the Australian Water Association (AWA) as International Development Partner at Ozwater’21. We will be involved in the following sessions and events – if you are attending Ozwater, we welcome you to the open workshops and exhibition and to promote them amongst your networks.

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WATER RESEARCH AUSTRALIA PRESENTS: NEXT-GEN WASTEWATER-BASED EPIDEMIOLOGY | COLOSSOS AND BEYOND
PART 1 – TUESDAY 4 MAY 2021 (Panel 3, 4.00–5.30PM)
PART 2 – WEDNESDAY 5 MAY 2021 (Panel 10, 4.00–5.30PM)

The ColoSSoS Project – Collaboration on Sewage Surveillance of SARSCoV-2 – is a major national collaborative effort, that has seen experts in health, microbiology, laboratory testing and wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) all come together to foster research and create positive impact throughout our communities. More than a year after Water Research Australia commenced the ColoSSoS Project to support the nation’s pandemic response, you can learn more about its impact, the research behind it and what it means for the future of wastewater-based epidemiology.

Over two days WaterRA and a panel of experts will showcase the amazing work being conducted around the country and internationally on sewage surveillance for SARS-CoV-2. Session 1 will highlight the sewage sampling research, including passive sampling, genomic sequencing and interlaboratory trials. Session 2 will highlight how the collaboration and research has been implemented and adopted by industry, as well as capability building both nationally and internationally, with discussion focussed on industry impact and future application of WBE.


GALA DINNER & AUSTRALIAN WATER AWARDS
TUESDAY 4 MAY 2021 (6.30–11.00 PM)

AWP will be hosting Australian Young Water Professionals (YWPs) at this event which recognises industry excellence across several award categories, with the winners to be announced on the night. We wish all of the finalists, in particular our AWP Partners, the best of luck.


INTERNATIONAL YOUNG WATER PROFESSIONALS
THURSDAY 6 MAY 2021 (11.00AM–1.00PM)

This program will enable the development of five champion YWPs from each country through peer-to-peer exchange with the Australian YWP network and with senior water professionals from across the Australian water sector. The focus of the emerging leaders’ program is to create a digital enabling environment for sharing knowledge and experiences with respect to the common challenges our water sectors face and to facilitate mentoring activities to support the development of emerging water leaders across South East Asia and South Asia region.


WATER UTILITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (WUIP): VIETNAM, INDONESIA, CAMBODIA, AUSTRALIA
OUTCOMES AND LESSONS LEARNED (CLOSED SESSION)

The purpose of this WUIP workshop is to offer a closed forum for participating water utilities/local councils to share lessons learned and outcomes achieved to date between:

Vietnam

1. Riverina Water with An Giang Water Utility
2. Singleton Council with Nghe An Water Utility
3. Whitsunday Water with Viet Ha Water Utility

Indonesia

1. Yarra Valley Water and PDAM Gianyar
2. Unitywater and PDAM Surabaya
3. South Gippsland Water and PD PAL Jaya

Cambodia

1. South East Water
2. BekChan Water Supply Station
3. Kompongchomlong Water Supply
4. Krouch Chmar Water Supply


TRADE EXHIBITION
TUESDAY 4 – THURSDAY 6 MAY 2019 (9.00–5.00 PM, EXHIBITION HALL)

AWP will be represented within the Australian Pavilion hosted by AWA. Michael Wilson, Sarah Ransom, Caitlin Windross and Lucía Gamarra will be present at various times and welcome visitors to the booth.