NT Water in the Bush & Water Awards Dinner 2021

NT Water in the Bush & Water Awards Dinner 2021
Registrations are now open for the 32nd Water in the Bush Conference and Awards Dinner, to be held on Thursday 14 October 2021 at Darwin Convention Centre.

Water in the Bush is the Territory’s premier annual water conference which connects water professionals, the community and industry from across Australia to share information and knowledge about the current and future state of water and inspire positive change. This years theme is Water Security Through Resilience. 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. Following the full day Conference, we will celebrate the NT Water Awards at the Conference Dinner. 

Conference Details:
Date: Thursday 14 October 2021
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm ACST
Venue: Waterfront Rooms, Darwin Convention Centre
Address: 10 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800

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Conference Dinner & NT Water Awards Announced:
Following the conference, the NT Water Awards will be announced at the Conference Dinner. The dinner is included in a full registration or can be purchased separately. 
Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm ACST
Venue: Little Miss Korea
Address: Austin Lane, aka graffiti laneway, Darwin City NT 0800


Registration type Member  Non-member Inclusions
Full Registration (Conference and Dinner)
$335 $470 All day Catering + Dinner 
Option to add the site tour 
Conference Only Registration
 $255 $355 Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea only 
Option to add the site tour
Dinner Only Registration
$180 Dinner only
Click here to find more information about AWA’s Membership benefits. 

Registrations are now closed. Please email egradwell@awa.asn.au if you have any questions about your registration. 

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; 
- Alliance Automation
- Taggle Systems
- ProMinent
- Power and Water Corporation
- Xylem Water Solutions
- Detection Services
- Amiad Water Systems
- TracWater
- Royce Water Technologies
- SWAN Analytical

Post-Conference Optional Site Tour
On Friday, after the Conference concludes, delegates have the opportunity to visit the Leanyer/Sanderson Wastewater Treament Facility. The Technical Visit to the Facility in Darwin’s Northern suburbs will explore the operation of the waste stabilisation ponds which treat wastewater for an equivalent population of 50,000. The tour will give valuable insight into the CRC Project ‘Transforming Wastewater Treatment in Regional Australia with Robust Technology for Multiple Benefits’ that is currently using a pilot facility at the Leanyer Sanderson Waste Stabilisation Ponds.

Tour Details:

Date: Friday 15 October 2021
Time: 8.45am – 11.30am
Capacity: 25 people
PPE: Please wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes (preferably safety boots). Please also wear weather-appropriate clothing (rain jackets, sunglasses and hat). Sunscreen, insect repellent and crocodile repellent are also recommended. 
Cost: Free when added to a Water in the Bush Conference registration (email egradwell@awa.asn.au to add to your registration)

Find out more about the Tour

This tour is thanks to the CRC-P partners of the project, including Power and Water Corporation, Urban Utilities, University of Queensland, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, University of Western Australia, Aquatec Maxcom and the Queensland Department of Environment and Science. 

Discount Accommodation close to the Conference

Discount rates at three nearby Hotels have been organised for conference attendees:
Vibe Hotel Darwin
- Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin
- Travelodge Resort Darwin

For the 20% off discount booking link for all three Hotels click here.
Note: Delegates will be required to book and pay for their own accommodation, with rooms subject to availability at the time of booking. The discount applies for stay dates 12/10/2021 - 16/10/2021. 

COVIDSafe Event 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:

ELYSE GRADWELL, Event Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8414 | E: egradwell@awa.asn.au
KYLLIE WHITEHEAD, Member Engagement Manager - WA & NT | Ph: 0448 146 222 | E: kwhitehead@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 sponsors:

Platinum Partner

Gold Partner

Silver Partner


National Young Water Professional of the Year Award Sponsor  

Water Professional of the Year Award Sponsor

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