Specialist Networks

Specialist Networks

A key benefit of your Australian Water Association membership is joining one of our Specialist Networks to ensure you stay updated on the latest information and events in your areas of interest. In these Networks our members meet to share ideas, skills and knowledge with colleagues working across water-related areas at local, state, national and international level. The Networks are driven by committees who engage their members in a variety of activities, including national conferences, state roadshows, workshops, training, publications, policies, online discussions, informal presentations, and more.

Find out more about the networks

Log in to join our Specialist Networks

Joining a Specialist Network is easy

Existing Australian Water Association members can join our Specialist Networks by updating their member profile. Once you are logged in, you can join multiple specialist network communities that suit your interests and career aspirations. You can find the full list of Specialist Networks in ‘My Account’ page once you log in. After joining you will automatically receive email alerts and updates from your Network. For more information about the Specialist Networks, please contact networks@awa.asn.au, or use one of the contacts below regarding a specific Network. To find out more about the benefits of joining the Australian Water Association please visit our Membership page.

Current Specialist Networks 

Specialist Network Network Manager


Asset Management


Kiri Goschnick


Biosolids


Nicola Helme  


Catchment Management


Gail Reardon  


Environmental Water Management


Rebecca Hage  


Membranes & Desalination


Ashleigh James


Operations


Melania Berehovy


Rural Water


Troy Cush


Small Water & Wastewater Systems


Rebecca Hage 


Source Management (Liquid Trade Waste)  


Paul Smith  


Sustainability


Maurice Khateeb


Water Education Network 


Nicola Helme


Water Efficiency


Kerrie Akkermans  


Water Management Law & Policy


Natalija Gagic / Linda Kelly


Water in Mining


Michael Seller


Water Quality Monitoring & Analysis


Steve Comey  


Water Recycling


Katie Trevor 


Water Retail


Kirsty Blades


Water, Sanitation & Hygiene in Developing Communities (WASH)  


Siobhan Jennings


Young Water Professionals


Siobhan Jennings

Specialist Network Action Plans

Each network's committee produces a plan which will define their objectives and the activities they intend to undertake, over a two-year period. The new committees have started on the 2015 – 2017 Action Plans which are available for download here .

Specialist Networks Committees 2015-17

The committees were renewed in 2015 for a two-year period. A full list of the committee members will be available shortly.

Between nomination periods, if there are vacant committee places, members may join at the discretion of the convenor(s).

To find out whether there are currently any vacancies, contact networks@awa.asn.au  

Guidelines

Download PDF Specialist Networks - Information and Guidelines
Download PDF Specialist Networks - Event Procedure Template

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