International Program – Membership value summary

The purpose of the Australian Water Association’s International Program is to ensure that the expertise and experience of our members and the wider Australian water sector are profiled and positioned to play a key role internationally. The expertise and technological innovations developed over Australia’s 20 year water reform journey (NCP 1994 and NWI 2004) are in high demand and globally recognised. There exist many commonalities between the reforms that Australia has emerged from and the reforms being undertaken in many countries overseas. Managing the impacts to the water sector from a changing climate is central to these common challenges and a focus of the Association’s International Program.

To find out more read the International Program - Membership Value Summary.

Outbound missions

The Australian Water Association’s International Program runs a number of outbound trade missions and capacity building workshops throughout Asia. These workshops aim to raise the profile of the Australian water sector’s capabilities and to expose Australian enterprises, individuals and large corporations to valuable networking and business
opportunities in these expanding markets.

The Association will be offering opportunities for members to participate in two international water conferences and trade exhibitions during 2017/2018 which include Vietwater’17 and Water Korea’18.


Participation in AWA outbound delegations will give you the platform to showcase your water services and products to
new and emerging water markets and increase your understanding of these markets through:

Exploring business opportunities with confidence
Explore business opportunities facilitated by the Australian Water Association to ensure you understand the local water industry and engage with the right people.

Gain access to key networks
Building from relationships The Australian Water Association has developed in each country, the Australian Water Association will assist you with business matching services and introductions to decision makers and water practitioners.

Contribute to building the capacity of the water sectors in Vietnam, India and Indonesia
The Australian Water Association will involve you in capacity building workshops and facilitate two-way exchange and twinning placements between
water professionals and agencies in your country of interest.

Receive logistical support
The Australian Water Association will facilitate exhibitor display space, marketing of your company and assistance in arranging brochures and printed
materials for the events.

Make the most of your opportunities
Pre-departure and exhibitor briefing on-site and ongoing support for working in international markets.

If you or your organisation would like to know more, please contact Paul Smith, AWA International Program Manager, or +61 2 9467 8403

Inbound missions

The Australian Water Association is 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, or +61 2 9467 8403 

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Latest News

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Visit Australia

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


Check out some photos of past international events and inbound/outbound tours in our Photo Gallery.

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