Water in Mining


The Water in Mining and Energy Specialist Network promotes the importance of water management in the resources sector. It also raises awareness of the critical role of water professionals, and provides a forum for policy development and training delivery.
By highlighting best practice case studies, the Specialist Network will inform perceptions in the water industry and community.

The Specialist Network works across the two streams of Minerals and Energy that comprise the resources sector. It focuses on issues arising from industry interaction with water values. As such the scope includes ground and surface water and any effects on these brought about by industry activities.

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The key objectives for the network are to;

  • Develop an understanding of the role of water management in the resource industry,
  • Promote the role of water professionals within the industry,
  • Inform public debate on the role of water in the resource sector,
  • Provide opportunity for exchange of skills between the resource and utility sectors,
  • Influence policy development on water in mining and energy issues,
  • Provide targeted training on industry specific issues,
  • Facilitate access to high quality training for members and member organisations.

Want to join the Water in Mining and Energy Specialist Network? 

We welcome participation from all individuals and organisations within the mining sector, or anyone with an interest in water in mining. To join this network you must be a member of the Australian Water Association. 

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Water in Mining Online Community

Join the Water in Mining Online Community to share the latest news and communicate directly with like-minded members and specialist network committee members.
To access the online community simply log in as a member.

Upcoming events

To find out when our next event is being held, please contact us at networks@awa.asn.au
More events can be on the events calendar
Got any ideas for our network? We are driven by our member's interests, so why not send us an email and let's see what we can do!