NSW State Conference 2020

NSW State Conference 2020
Planning and Building a Resilient Water Future for NSW.

Face to face registrations are now sold out, however online (live stream) registrations are still available for the NSW State Conference 2020.

NSW is facing unprecedented challenges for vital water resources that sustain our communities in regional and urban areas.  Issues such as the impact of the drought on regional communities and the environment, workforce resilience and asset management are some of the key topics that will be featured in this conference.

The Australian Water Association’s previous NSW Conferences have been very successful and have enjoyed strong growth over the years, with over 130 people attending last year’s conference.

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COVIDSafe Event 

The Australian Water Association has closely followed Government recommendations to develop COVIDSafe Guidelines for AWA events going forward. These guidelines will be in place at this event and have been developed to ensure attendee health and safety.  Your support is also essential to keep this event COVIDSafe. We ask that delegates observe good hygiene and physical distancing at the event. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the event. Please notify the event contact in writing that you are unable to attend and you will receive a full refund.  In addition, please make sure that the direct contact details for the attendee are entered at the time of registration.

Event Details
Date: Thursday 12th November to Friday 13th November
Venue: Wests Tamworth Leagues Club - Events Centre
Address: 58 Phillip Street, West Tamworth NSW 2340

The Events Centre is a stand alone building from the West Leagues Club which allows this Conference to run as a COVIDSafe event.

Please note that there will be a Digital option available for the Conference in order to make the event accessible to everyone.


Registration type (face to face)



Full Conference Registration



One Day - Thursday Only



One Day - Friday Only

Student - Full Conference Registration



Local Council - Full Conference Registration



YWP - Full Conference Registration $390  
Networking Function Only $110
In-person event registrations are now sold out. If you wish to be added to the waitlist please fill in the form here.

Online Registration (Live Stream)

Registration type (live stream)



Online Full Conference Registration



Online One Day - Thursday Only



Online One Day - Friday Only

Online Student - Full Conference Registration



Online Local Council - Full Conference Registration



Online YWP - Full Conference Registration $273

Register for Live Stream Now

YWP Breakfast (Online)

The Young Water Professionals (YWP) program at the state conference takes a twist this year with an interactive online breakfast. The YWPs will be joined by Charlee-Sue Frail who will be speaking about Aboriginal Australian participation in access to water rights and management. Her presentation will focus on three major time pieces, pre-colonial water management including cultural flows and the connection to country; 1901 the Constitution and the discrimination Aboriginal Australians experienced specifically special laws outside the Constitution as well as being excluded from the rights of the rest of Australia; and resistance to establish access to water rights.

Charlee-Sue Frail is a
Ngemba woman and is a graduate of ANU with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science, Anthropology and Sociology in 2014.

Charlee-Sue  is currently advisor to the Human Rights Commission “Securing our Right, Securing our Future” project that seeks to understand the strengths and challenges of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across the Country. She is also a co-founder of the Brewarrina Mission Working Group, a part of the Dusseldorp Forum Board and currently sits as the Co-Chair for Lendlease’s reconciliation action plan (RAP) advisory. Charlee-Sue also sits on the Sydney Swans and Giants RAP committees.

She was also Manager of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement for


Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges - mention you are attending the Conference for a special rate
Mercure Hotel Tamworth - mention you are attending the Conference for a special rate

Quest Tamworth
Best Western Sanctuary Inn 

Explore Tamworth
While you are in Tamworth for the conference, we do encourage you to explore the local region. We hope you enjoy your stay. Please discover the area by following the links below: 
What to see in Tamworth
What to do in Tamworth
What's on in Tamworth

For more information please contact:
Conference: Lee Devereux, Events Manager | E: ldevereux@awa.asn.au
Conference: Tanya Cameron, Branch Manager | E: tcameron@awa.asn.au
Trade Exhibition: Stephen Comey, Senior Exhibition Manager | E: scomey@awa.asn.au
Sponsorship: Elana Huthnance, Membership & Sponsorship Manager | E: ehuthnance@awa.asn.au

Thank you to our Conference Principal Partners


Thank you to our Joint Conference Partners


Thank you to our Major Partner

Thank you to our Conference Partner

Thank you to our YWP Breakfast Partners


12/11/2020 8:30 AM - 13/11/2020 2:00 PM

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