Ozwater’19

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Date: 7–9 May 2019
Venue: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

Ozwater is the Australian Water Association’s international water conference and trade exhibition. Returning in 2019 to the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, thousands of water professionals from across Australia and internationally will unite in one of the world’s most liveable cities to share ideas on the future of water in Australia.

Evolving from the theme of 2018, Ozwater’19 will focus on Transforming our World. We’re looking forward to attracting yet another dynamic and diverse audience of professionals in the water sector, as well as policy makers, students, scientists and researchers.

For more information, visit www.ozwater.org

AWP @ Ozwater’19

The Australian Water Partnership is proud to support the Australian Water Association (AWA) as International Development Partner at Ozwater’19. 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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International Development Partner

International Young Water Professional Scholarship Program
Sunday 5 May – Friday 10 May 2019 (Various Locations)

AWP is supporting a delegation of 16 Young Water Professionals (YWPs) from across the Indo-Pacific. The International YWP Scholarship Program has been designed to give the YWPs an understanding of the many challenges being faced by the Australian water sector so that they may take this knowledge home with them inspired to solve their own countries’ challenges. The YWPs will be engaged in a variety of activities such as networking workshops and meetings with AWP, AWA and Vic Gov senior staff; technical sessions; SDG focused hackathon; and site tours to water treatment plants across regional Victoria.

AWP is also sponsoring a workshop on Unconscious Bias as part of the Monday YWP program, with introductions by AWP Program Manager Simon Tilleard.


Vietnam-Australia WUIP Outcomes and Lessons Learned
Tuesday 7 May 2019 (4.00–5.30PM, Meeting Room 216)

This panel will provide an opportunity to hear the experiences and outcomes from the ten water utilities involved in the Vietnam-Australia Water Utility Improvement Program (WUIP) over the past 3 years. The WUIP, supported by AWP, has delivered improved water services to over 10 million customers in Vietnam through the sharing of knowledge and tools to support key areas of water utility performance including asset management, water quality, human resource development and business development. The panel will also present upcoming opportunities for Australian water professionals to get involved in future WUIP’s in Indonesia, Cambodia and the Pacific. There will be a special welcome by AWP CEO Nick Schofield and closing ceremony presentation also attended by the Vietnam Ambassador to Australia. More details: http://ozwater.org/workshopsday1


Indonesia-Australia WUIP launching workshop (closed)
Wednesday 8 May 2019 (1.15–5.00PM)

This workshop aims to facilitate introductions between three Australian and three Indonesian water utilities. The workshop is designed to introduce the matched utilities, to scope out priority areas of focus, understand organisational constraints and discuss a plan of action to implement twinning partnerships. The themes prioritised for the twinning program will take forward key water reform objectives of the Government of Indonesia in its efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all). The proposed program strategically aligns with the delivery of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Indonesia investment in the Performance-Based Water Hibah Program that seeks to improve governance, accountability and financial autonomy of Indonesian PDAMs.


Gala Dinner & Australian Water Awards
Wednesday 8 May 2019 (6.30–11.00 PM, Melbourne Room)

AWP will be hosting the Indo-Pacific YWPs and AWP Partners 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. More details: http://ozwater.org/event/gala-dinner


Trade Exhibition
Tuesday 7 May – Thursday 9 May 2019 (9.00–5.00 PM, Exhibition Hall)

AWP will be represented within the Australian Pavilion hosted by AWA. Nick Schofield and Simon Tilleard will both be present at various times and welcome all visitors to the booth.