QWater'19 Conference

QWater'19 Conference
The call for papers is now open for this year's QWater Conference 'SDG's in Our Own Backyard' to be held in Brisbane, QLD. Be sure you check out our new earlybird abstract submission initiative!

The SDGs in Our Own Backyard 

Call for Papers 

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) – also known as Global Goals – to change the world for the better and leave no one behind by 2030. But how do these goals work in the water industry and how will they affect us?  
QWater’19 will assist with understanding the goals and targets set for 2030 in relation to our own industry. It will tackle how SDG’s are already implemented in many water entities and how business practices are innovating using SDG’s, in our own backyard. 
The Sustainable Development Goals present a unique opportunity for the water industry in Queensland to align on achieving a better tomorrow. Never before have we had a formal platform that so clearly outlines goals and targets to achieve social change. Sharing our stories through this conference is one way we can take action. 
Please join us on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 November at the Brisbane Sofitel for this innovative conference. We encourage presentations from the full range of perspectives within our industry, engineering and operations to legal, accounting and human resources as well as from organisations such as suppliers, consultants, contractors and water utilities.
Now is the time for us to get informed, share our stories, and make a change the good. 2030 is just around the corner. 

Who should submit papers?
If you are an individual or organisation ready to share your experience and affect positive change towards the development of a sustainable water industry please contribute to the conversation and submit your abstracts. The committee will consider submissions from all disciplines and from persons at all levels in an organisation; from the new graduate to the chief executive, and for independent operators with views and new technical information to share across the industry.
Earlybird abstract submissions 
Due to the overwhelming demand in previous years for an oral presentation position in the QWater program, we are launching a new earlybird initiative for this year’s call for papers. By submitting your abstract within the earlybird period, you will have the advantage of being eligbile for a pre-selection for the program before the general call for papers closes. Up to a third of the oral presentation positions in the program will be available to earlybird abstract submitters. The abstract will need to meet the expected quality of a QWater presentation. 
Earlybird abstract submissions close 5pm, Thursday 11 July 2019 (no extensions will be granted). 
All abstract submissions must be received by 5pm, 1 August 2019 (no extensions will be granted)

Download the flyer to view the suggested conference topics and submission guidelines:

Download Call for Abstracts Flyer

Download Abstract Template

Submit your Abstract

Event Details
Date: Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21 November 2019
Time: TBC
Venue: Sofitel Brisbane Central 

Conference Dinner
Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019
Time: TBC
Venue: Sofitel Brisbane Central 

Registrations will open in late July

Trade Exhibition Opportunities Available 
QWater is the premier professional development, technical knowledge sharing and networking event on the Queensland water industry’s calendar. The two-day conference and exhibition sees 20+ exhibitors and 200+ attendees making it an ideal event for organisations looking to improve relationships, build contacts and support the Association’s Queensland efforts. 
Investment required:
Corporate AWA Member = $1,695
Non-Member = $2,370 
Additional staff catering package = $430

Includes: 3x2m Space consisting of a 3x1m Shell Scheme Booth, one full conference registration - includes delegate catering for 1 staff member (incl. lunch, morning & afternoon teas), 1 x Conference Dinner ticket (Weds), 1 x dressed Trestle table, up to 2 Chairs, 1 x 10amp power outlet, fascia signage, Buyers Guide listing. 
To discuss these opportunities further please contact our Senior Exhibition Manager Stephen Comey (details below). 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available 
Partnering with the QWater'19 provides a unique opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate leadership in and commitment to the water sector in South East Queensland. It would position your organisation as a key collaborator and partner with AWA as the largest network of water professionals in Australia.  These opportunities will give you exposure to audiences that will include Senior Leaders, advisers, decision-makers, other water professionals including new Graduates. It will allow you to build strong professional networks and brand exposure across the representation of AWA’s membership including water utilities, consultants, constructors, academia and Government. To discuss these opportunities further please contact our Sponsorship Manager Elana Hunthnance (details below). 

Conference enquiries:
 Katie Trevor, Senior Event Manager 
P: 02 9467 8419 / E: ktrevor@awa.asn.au
Exhibition enquiries: Steve Comey, Senior Exhibition Manager
P: 0414 919 424 / 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 

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