The Australian Water Association’s Water in the Bush Conference will be held on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019 at the Darwin Convention Centre.
Water in the Bush is the Territory’s premier annual water conference which brings together water professionals, the community and industry from across northern Australia to participate in conversations about the current and future state of water in the North. Supporting this exciting conference is the trade display, giving delegates the opportunity to see the latest products and services on the market and providing organisations the opportunity to build contacts and improve existing relationships.
2019 is a particularly special year as we celebrate 30 years of the Water in the Bush Conference. There will be celebrations intertwined throughout the conference to celebrate this milestone achievement, as well as a celebratory conference dinner hosted on Thursday 17 October.
The series of Water in the Bush Conferences have been very successful over the years, with over 130 people attending recent conferences.
The NT Water Awards will be presented at the conference dinner on Thursday evening.
View the program, speaker abstracts and bios
View the exhibitor list
In an effort to reduce waste and walk the talk on sustainability, we are excited to launch our very first Water in the Bush Conference Event App. The App will be your one-stop-shop for everything you need before and during the Conference. It provides you with the latest event program, allows you to delve into speaker bios and abstracts, view exhibitor and sponsor information, favourite sessions to build your own agenda and access professional networking opportunities. The Event App will replace the printed onsite program and buyer’s guide.
The App can be viewed on any mobile device, tablet, laptop or computer via your internet browser: awa.jomablue.com/eventapp/72
For detailed instructions on accessing the Event App and saving the app to your device click here .
Should you not have access to a device for real-time access, we suggest that you download and print our print-friendly versions below:
Water in the Bush Conference
Date: Thursday 17 - Friday 18 October 2019
Venue: Darwin Convention Centre
Conference Dinner & NT Water Awards Announced
Be sure to book your ticket for the Celebration Dinner on Thursday evening. We’re especially honoured to have the Lord Mayor of Darwin the Hon. Kon Vatskalis joining us for the evening where we will be announcing the winners of this year’s NT Water Awards.
Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Venue: Wharf One Food & Wine
Time: 6.30pm - 10.00pm
Pre-conference Site Tour: Leanyer Sanderson Treatment Plant
Before the Conference kicks off delegates have the opportunity to visit Power and Water Corporation’s Leanyer Sanderson Treatment Plant. The site tour will showcase the Territory’s largest treatment plant which receives 15 million litres of wastewater daily and recently underwent a $17 million inlet works upgrade to address significant water quality issues. On Day 2 of the Conference Program, Eric Vanweydeveld and Jasper Hennekens will dive deeper into the Inlet Works Upgrade.
Date: Thursday 17 October 2019
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm
Pickup: Darwin Convention Centre
Dropoff: Darwin Convention Centre
PPE requirements: Closed toe shoes, long pants, long shirt, hat, water bottle and sunscreen.
Who will be exhibiting at this year’s Conference?
During the conference delegates will have the opportunity to meet with organisations exhibiting the latest products and services for the water industry. These organisations include;
- Australian Water Quality Centre
- Biotech Laboratories
- DEKS Industries
- Xylem Water Solutions
- Power and Water Corporation
- WAGO Australia & New Zealand
- Carbon Activated Corporation
- Universal Corrosion Coatings
- Gale Pacific
|Full Conference Registration (includes dinner ticket 17/10)
|Thursday Only Registration
|Friday Only Registration
|Conference Dinner Ticket
| Pre-conference Site Tour
NB: Speaker discounts available, please contact Katie Trevor on 02 9467 8419
Members Register Here
Non-members Register Here
Accommodation close to the Conference
Discount rates at three nearby hotels have been organised for conference attendees. To view the hotels, discount rates, and to book please click here.
Conference enquiries: Katie Trevor, Senior Event Manager & NT Branch Manager
P: 02 9467 8419 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition enquiries: Steve Comey, Senior Exhibition Manager
P: 0414 919 424 / E: email@example.com
Sponsorship enquiries: Elana Huthnance, Membership & Sponsorship Manager
P: 02 9467 8417 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our sponsors:
Conference Dinner Sponsor
Young Water Professional of the Year Award Sponsor