NSW State Conference 2021 - POSTPONED

NSW State Conference 2021 - POSTPONED
The NSW State Conference 2021 to be held in Port Macquarie is postponed.

Due to the evolving Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent restrictions in place for the region, the NSW State Conference has been postponed.

We are looking at rescheduling and will confirm the new date as soon as possible.

For any questions, please contact LSteffan@awa.asn.au

The theme for this year, Shocks and Disruptions - Operating and Planning in Uncertainty, aligns with the Australian Water Association’s Strategy to Share, Connect and Inspire professionals across the water industry, including with its affiliates.

Conference Sub themes are: 
- Operating and planning through shocks and disruptions 
- Regional Water Strategies / Management / Water reform 
- Water quality – community safety in our hands 
- Water security 
- Indigenous water engagement 
- Global connections 
- Innovation & collaboration
- Water reuse / circular economy  
- Regional engagement & water solutions

Delegates will be provided with opportunities to:
 - SHARE: information and knowledge that is relevant to regional NSW
 - CONNECT: with members and water professionals from diverse industries
 - INSPIRE: each other to make a positive change within the water industry; both urban and rural

The conference will continue to provide a strong technical focus and the forum for social interaction and networking that delegates have come to expect from the event. Papers and presentations will provide learnings, insights and showcase approaches to water management and infrastructure relevant to the region. The series of NSW Regional Conferences have been very successful over the years, with over 130 people attending recent regional conferences.

Event Details:
Venue: Panthers, 1 Bay St, Port Macquarie 
Networking Drinks: Sails, 20 Park St, Port Macquarie
PLEASE NOTE: The NSW State Conference has been postponed. We are looking at rescheduling and will confirm the new date as soon as possible. 

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Registration Fees:

Member Registration
Non-member Registration

Registration type Member  Non-member Inclusions
Full Conference Registration
 $600 $840 All day Catering + Networking Event on Wednesday 
One-day Conference Registration
 $365 $510 Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea for one day + Networking Event on Wednesday  
Student Full Conference Registration
N/A All day Catering + Networking Event on Wednesday 
Local Council Full Conference Registration
 $395 N/A All day Catering + Networking Event on Wednesday 
YWP Full Conference Registration
 $395 N/A All day Catering + Networking Event on Wednesday 
YWP Breakfast
(available for YWP or Student Registrations)
$30  N/A This is an optional add on - please refer to details below for more information 

- All registration types include access to the Networking Event on Wednesday 20 October. Please opt out if you do not wish to attend. 
- If you are an employee of a corporate member of the Association, you are entitled to the member rate. 
- Check out our special Non-Member rate which includes 12 months professional membership of AWA (valid for new members only). 

PLEASE NOTE: The NSW State Conference has been postponed. We are looking at rescheduling and will confirm the new date as soon as possible.
If you have already registered for October, your registration will be automatically transferred once the new date is confirmed. 

For any questions, please contact LSteffan@awa.asn.au.

Click here to find more information about AWA’s Membership benefits.

Announcing our Keynote Speakers: 
Dr Anika Molesworth
Agroecology Scientist and Farmer
Dr Anika Molesworth is a farmer, scientist and storyteller. She is widely recognised for her work in agriculture and food systems and generating climate change awareness, and is author of Our Sunburnt Country. Awards include Young Farmer of the Year (2015) and Young Australian of the Year, New South Wales Finalist (2017). Anika is passionate about ensuring the best possible future for the planet, people and the food on our plates.
Dr Paul Scully-Power
Australia's First Astronaut 
Dr Paul Scully-Power is an integrator, strategist and orthogonal thinker and is Australia’s first astronaut. A leader in applying technology, he has broad expertise in defence, national security & intelligence, aviation & aerospace, cybersecurity, remote sensing, and systems analysis & ICT. He is currently engaged in artificial intelligence (national iAward for innovation), UAVs, microsatellites, smart sensors, nanotechnology and big data analytics.  


Young Water Professionals Networking Breakfast (Proudly sponsored by Atom Consulting):
Young Water Professionals have an opportunity to attend the Networking Breakfast prior to the conference.
Here you will meet with likeminded individuals to discuss Shocks and Disruptions over breakfast with our Keynote Speaker Anika Molesworth. 
Registration: Add this to your registration at the time of booking. If you have already registered for the conference and wish to join the breakfast, please contact LSteffan@awa.asn.au to arrange an add on to your existing registration. 
Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021
Time: 7am
Venue: Sails, Port Macquarie
Cost: $30

Accommodation in Port Macquarie:
Mantra The Observatory
The Mantra has kindly offered a 10% discount off best available rate from 19-21 October. 
Please use code: Australianwater21. This code is valid until 18 September. 

Sails by Rydges
Sails has kindly offered a discounted rate per room from 19-21 October. 
When booking, click the “I have a code” toggle and insert the booking code AWANSW2021 in the block code section. 

Please contact the hotels directly with any queries. 

COVIDSafe Guidelines:
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, where possible. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the event. Please email events@awa.asn.au at least 24 hours prior to the event if you are unable to attend due to illness. Under these circumstances a transfer of your registration to a colleague will be accepted at no cost. If Government restrictions impact your ability to attend, or AWA's ability to hold the event, an AWA team member will be in touch to discuss your registration.

For more information please contact:
Conference: TANYA CAMERON, Member Engagement Manager NSW/ACT | Ph: 02 9467 8407 | E: tcameron@awa.asn.au
OR LAURA STEFFAN, Event Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8408 | E: LSteffan@awa.asn.au
Trade Exhibition: 
STEPHEN COMEY, Senior Exhibition Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8406 | E: scomey@awa.asn.au
Sponsorship: ELANA HUTHNANCE, Membership & Sponsorship Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8417  | E: ehuthnance@awa.asn.au

Thank you to our generous sponsors



20/10/2021 8:00 AM - 21/10/2021 6:00 PM

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