ACT Branch

The ACT Branch has a unique position as it services major federal agencies as well as the territory and surrounding region and provides events that are small to medium size providing very strong networking opportunities.

The major events held on annual basis are:

  • Water Matters Conference
  • Water Leaders Dinner
  • Student and Industry Awards
  • Evening Technical Seminars

ACT Branch Committee

The ACT Branch Committee was elected in June 2015. Click here to see the full list of all committee members and their responsibilities.

ACT Newsletter - Source

The ACT Branch publishes a newsletter on a regular basis providing branch news and announcing upcoming events. If you would like to contribute please send information to the State Manager - ACT .

Latest news...

Icon Water wins IXOM 2017 NSW and ACT Water Taste Test

 Canberra’s Icon Water was named the winner of a blind tasting competition held at Water Industry Operators Australia (WIOA) Conference on 29 March 2017.

Judges gathered to assess 24 samples from across NSW to determine the best tap water in NSW and the ACT. Judges ranked the water according to best taste, odour and appearance. The samples were judged on a point scale from “Good” to “Best”.

Grand Final rounds were judged by a panel nominated by WIOA comprising technical water experts and water industry connoisseurs, who determined that Icon Water is supplying Canberra and Queanbeyan with the top drop!

Icon Water believes that the main point of difference between Icon Water and that supplied elsewhere is the quality of their raw water. Water sourced from Icon Water’s catchments is from highly protected areas such as national parks and nature reserves. This ensures that the water is not affect by agriculture, industry, or big towns. Icon Water work hard with local communities to ensure they understand the importance of catchment management and protection.

Sam Bracken, a shift operator at Icon Water, celebrated the win by doing a "shoey" (drank some great-tasting Icon Water from his boot) during the awards night in Canberra on Thursday, 30 March 2017.

Icon Water will be representing both the ACT and NSW in the NSW Vs Qld “State of Origin.” Icon Water is will compete against the Queensland winner, Toowoomba Regional Council, during National Water Week in October.

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ACT Events

The major events held on annual basis are:

Water Matters Conference – 22 June 2016
• Water Leaders Dinner – 8 September 2016
• Student and Industry Awards
Debate on the Lake – 8 December 2016
• Evening Technical Seminars

ACT State Manager

Rebecca Hage  
P 02 9436 0055 02 9467 8407


Postal address
PO Box 222 
St Leonards NSW 1590