NT Water in the Bush 2020

NT Water in the Bush 2020
Registrations are now open for the Territory’s premier annual water conference. Online registration options are available for those who cannot make it to Darwin.

Water in the Bush is the Territory’s premier annual water conference which connects water professionals, the community and industry from across northern Australia to share information and knowledge about the current and future state of water in the North and inspire positive change.  

Supporting this 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.   

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Conference Details:
Date: Thursday 22 October 2020
Time: 8:30am - 5:15pm

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin, 116 Esplanade, Darwin City

The Association has closely followed Government recommendations to develop COVIDSafe Guidelines for AWA events going forward. These guidelines will be in place at all face-to-face events and have been developed to ensure attendee health and safety.

A Perspective on Indigenous Water Knowledge Panel:
We are pleased to announce that we will be screening "Kwatja Ngkama (Talking Water)" during our final Session of the Conference and will then having a panel discuss their perspectives on the importance of engaging with Indigenous people and understanding Indigenous water knowledge. Our panellists include:
  • Facilitator: Jethro Laidlaw, Manager Water Demand, Power and Water Corporation
  • Corinne Cheeseman, CEO, Australian Water Association
  • Donna McMasters, Specialist People and Culture (Aboriginal Employment), Power and Water Corporation
  • Tim Bond, Director Water Planning and Engagement, Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security
This session will be live streamed for those who cannot join us in Darwin in person, so you can still join us for this important conversation. 
For more information, view our program above and to register, please click on the Online Registrations button below and register for Sessions 7 & 8. 

Conference Dinner Details:

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020
Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Venue: Little Miss Korea, Austin Ln, Darwin City

The NT Water Awards will be presented at the conference dinner. 

A key focus for this year's Conference is accessibility and ensuring everyone has an opportunity to engage with content that shares the knowledge, expertise and experience of water industry professionals with the wider industry. We are excited to offer a range of registration options for both in-person delegates and online delegates. As mentioned above we do have limited capacity for in-person delegates and do encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment

In-person registration types & fees
In addition to attending the face-to-face Conference, in-person delegates will have access to the recorded sessions available to watch on-demand within 14 business days of the live event.


Registration type       Member      

Full Registration (Conference and Dinner)
$330  $475
Conference Only Registration
$250  $345
Conference Dinner Only Registration $125 $175

In-person registrations are now closed. For enquiries, please email events@awa.asn.au.

Online registration types & fees

This year's Full Conference will be streamed live for those who are unable to attend in-person. In addition, the recorded sessions will be made available to watch on-demand within 14 business days of the live event.

Registration type       Member      

Online Full Conference Registration
$175  $245
Online Double Session Registration:
   Sessions 1 & 2 Online Registration
   Sessions 3 & 4 Online Registration
   Sessions 5 & 6 Online Registration
   Sessions 7 & 8 Online Registration
$55  $75

Online Registration

1. Full registration includes one ticket to the conference dinner on Thursday 22 October, and the option to purchase one additional ticket. Conference Only Registration does not include a dinner ticket. 
2. If you are an employee of a corporate member of the Association you are entitled to the member rate. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact the Association.
3. Refunds will not be provided, however we do accept substitute delegates if you are no longer able to attend. 

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;
 - ProMinent
 - Steel Mains
 - Xylem Water Solutions


Conference enquiries: Elyse Bishenden, Event Coordinator
P: 02 9467 8414 / E: ebishenden@awa.asn.au
Exhibition enquiries: Steve Comey, Senior Exhibition Manager
P: 02 9467 8406 / E: scomey@awa.asn.au
Sponsorship enquiries: Elana Huthnance, Membership & Sponsorship Manager
P: 02 9467 8417 / E: ehuthnance@awa.asn.au

Thank you to our sponsors
                 Platinum Sponsor

                   Silver Sponsor


Young Water Professional of the Year Award Sponsor

22/10/2020 - 22/10/2020

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