Experience Vietwater!

All of the Association’s work internationally including inbound and outbound missions are fully self-funded by participants or financed by the Australian government. The Association acts in a facilitating and monitoring capacity by opening up opportunities for all of our members wishing to expand their activities into international markets. Contact the International Team if you would like to get involved.

Since establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1973, Australia and Vietnam have developed a substantive, positive and mutually beneficial relationship, reinforced by warm and expanding people-to-people links. 

In recent years there has been a shift in Australia’s and Vietnam’s development cooperation, from a relationship based on development aid to one which strengthens its focus on trade and investment, by helping to improve the business climate and expand the scope of business opportunities for mutual benefit.

The Australian Water Association in partnership with the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and with support from the Australian and Vietnamese Governments have now commenced a series of initiatives designed to support this transition by strengthening relations and sharing of expertise and technological innovations in water. Vietwater 2015 marked the start of the Australian Water Association's and the VWSA’s programme to connect the Australian and Vietnamese water sectors.

Information session on opportunities for the Victorian water sector in Vietnam
7 September 2017, 10am – 12pm (lunch 12-1pm) 

There is tremendous potential for Victorian water businesses in Vietnam. The Government of Vietnam is committed to transforming the water sector so that all people have access to clean water and sanitation in their homes by 2020. 

To support this commitment and enable Victorian water companies to explore opportunities in the Vietnamese water market, the Victorian Government in partnership with the Australian Water Association is delivering an information session on opportunities in the Vietnamese water market. Participants will hear from a range of experts on opportunities for Victorian companies to do business in Vietnam. 

You will also hear about the program for the 3rd Australian delegation to Vietwater’17 – Vietnam's largest water conference and exhibition, which sees more than 13,000 delegates in attendance. As demonstrated by the last two Australian delegations to Vietwater, there is strong demand for Australia’s expertise and technological innovation in water supply, water quality, water asset management, network operation, climate change adaptation, and governance and regulation. The Victorian water sector has a lot it can offer to Vietnam. 

Date: Thursday, 7 September, 10am – 12pm (lunch 12-1pm) 
Cost: Free
Location: Attend in person at Investment Centre Victoria - Level 46, 55 Collins St, Melbourne or dial in via video conference
Participants: Victorian water companies and organisations, Victorian Government, Australian Water Association, ANZ, Wannon Water, Australian Government, Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association. 
To register, contact: (dial in details will be provided by Alex upon registration)
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Download Vietwater'17 invitationThe Australian delegations to Vietwater’15 and Vietwater’16 marked the largest Australian delegations to ever visit Vietnam including 140 Australian delegates from the private sector, government, R&D and water utilities in attendance. The Australian delegation to Vietwater’17 will continue this momentum to build collaborative relationships, and strengthen trade and investment, by helping to improve the business climate and expand the scope of business opportunities for mutual benefit.
Delegates participating in the Australian mission to Vietwater will be involved in a series of tailored events designed to connect you with the right people across the Vietnamese water sector. Delegates will have space in the Australian booth, meet with water leaders, NGO’s, donor agencies, private sector companies and water utilities in a series of workshops, business meetings, site tours and networking events.
To find out more about the Australian delegation to Vietwater contact Paul Smith at or 02 9467 8403 or An Nguyen at

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Market’s Update: Water Purification Industry in Vietnam


Vietwater16 Outcome ReportBuilding from the momentum established at Vietwater 2015, and the range of activities the Association has delivered under the DFAT Economic Diplomacy initiative, the Australian Water Association hosted the largest Vietnamese water delegation to ever travel to Australia for Ozwater’16 (60 delegates including Ministerial officials, water utilities and private sector companies). The Australian delegation to Vietwater 2016 continued this momentum with an even larger Australian delegation of 72 individuals from the private sector, Government, R&D institutions and water utilities participating.

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Vietwater15 Outcome ReportVietwater 2015 marked the start of the Australian Water Association – Australian Government program to connect the Australian and Vietnamese water sectors. This program saw the largest Australian delegation to ever travel to Vietnam including 70 water professionals from the private sector, government, R&D and water utilities. The momentum established at Vietwater 2015 saw the largest Vietnamese water delegation ever travel to Australia for Ozwater’16.

The Australian delegation to Vietwater enabled dialogue on many common challenges and solutions regarding safe, secure, efficient and sustainable water management. The experiences and technologies Australia gathered during Australia’s water reform journey were found to be in high demand and applicable to the needs of the Vietnam water sector. The outcome report, available for download below, provides a brief snapshot of activities and outcomes from this delegation.

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The Australian Water Association Vietwater'15 Delegation