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Inbound missions

The Australian Water Association provides opportunities for international organisations and individuals interested in Australia’s approach to water management to visit Australia and enhance their capacity to design and deliver water management programs. The Association’s inbound tours allow Australian water companies to showcase their services and products to international audiences without leaving Australia.

Inbound tours are designed to showcase practical initiatives and provide expert advice on the latest developments in water and wastewater management, extending investments and experiences of utilities, government policy agencies, regulators, private sector and the R&D community in Australia. Match your business or water management site to international businesses seeking your products or expertise.

If you or your organisation would like to know more, please contact Paul Smith, International Manager on psmith@awa.asn.au or +61 2 9467 8403.

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Visit Australia

Are you interested in how the Australian water sector is managed and opportunities for partnerships here? 

Australia’s vast expertise of drought and flood conditions has placed the Australian water industry in a unique position to offer expertise and capabilities in water resource management – and we want to share this with the world. 

The Australian Water Association welcomes foreign delegations and visitors who have an interest or stake in water, connects them with our water experts, arranges visits to water sites, and facilitates education and training. This provides the opportunity to see firsthand how water reform in Australia is meeting new global challenges. 

The Association can tailor tours that include visiting just one Australian city or several cities and water sites depending on areas of interest and time. 

The Association can design a program that suits your needs, and can arrange formal presentations by water experts, meetings with government officials, academics, consultants and scientists – all with world’s best practice experience.

Tours may include visits to the world-famous Bondi or Manly beach to see exciting measures in place to recycle storm water and protect the beaches; water storage and waste treatment plants on the famous Gold Coast; or viewing environmental water parks in Melbourne. In addition to water site visits, there will be opportunities to meet our koalas and kangaroos, taste some great seafood, enjoy an Australian BBQ, and meet the vast array of communities in Australia with origins from all over the world. 

Bearing in mind Australia is a very large country, tours are most beneficial if the time allowed is at least one week and more than one city is visited. Please contact us well in advance of your intended travel dates to allow sufficient time to plan a suitable program. 

Visitors from all countries are welcome and we are sure you will not only find Australia one of the world’s leaders in water technology, but also an enjoyable place to visit.

To arrange a visit please contact Paul Smith at psmith@awa.asn.au.

Ozwater for international delegates

Ozwater is the Australian Water Association’s international water conference and trade exhibition and Australia’s premier event on the water calendar. The Association hosts numerous inbound delegations during this event to provide them with opportunities to explore the latest technologies and innovations across the Australian water sector.


Ozwater’18 international program connects Australian water sector with Water Professionals from across the Indo-Pacific

The Australian Water Association has just completed its Ozwater’18 program in Brisbane which attracted more than 4000 participants including delegates from 21 different countries such as Vietnam, South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and Pacific.
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Ozwater’17 sees the largest international audience to visit Australia
During Ozwater’17 the Australian Water Association hosted a large International audience with over 100 delegates attending from outside of Australia. The Association facilitated support for a delegation of 43 from Vietnam, a delegation of nine from Indonesia as well as playing host to smaller delegations from Korea, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.
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Australian Water Association fosters collaboration between the Indonesian and Australian water sectors at Ozwater’17
An Indonesian delegation of 8 water professionals recently came to Australia to learn from the experiences of Australia’s water reform journey.
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Following the tremendous success of Vietwater 2015 we have seen the largest Vietnamese water delegation to ever travel to Australia for Ozwater’16 in Melbourne this May with over 55 delegates including water ministers, CEOs and directors of over 20 water utilities, leading water businesses, senior government officials, donor agencies and the R&D sector. The Association has coordinated an international program for Australian and Vietnamese delegates to participate in, including workshops to connect Australian innovations and services with the demand for these internationally, and site visits to Melbourne’s innovative water management sites.


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