With support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and ANZ Bank, The Association developed an International Program for both domestic and international audiences. The program provided a series of workshops, site tours, social events and business introductions focusing on opportunities, challenges and futures directions for Indo-Pacific Countries
Marcus Howard, Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section presented on the High Level Panel on Water
and the need for continued investment and improved water governance to adapt to climate change and accommodate a growing population and economic development.
Presentations were also made from the countries of Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia to highlight the challenges each country faces to enable sustainable water management.
Day 2 involved a site tour for the international delegations from Vietnam and Indonesia to introduce innovative water sites around Sydney and to expose delegates to the operator, regulators and designers of the sites including UNSW, Manly Council, Manly Golf Club, Sydney Water and several Australian companies.
The tour visited the Manly Golf Course Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project
, as well as the University of New South Wales Hydraulics Laboratory
and Manly Stormwater Treatment and Re-use Scheme