WA Water Industry Breakfast 2020

WA Water Industry Breakfast 2020
***REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED*** The Western Australian Branch of the Australian Water Association invites you to attend our annual water industry breakfast, with the Heads of Water in the South West WA. Join us for a topical panel discussion on “Integrated Water Management for the South West Area”.

Rainfall across the South West of WA has declined over the past three decades. Salt water intrusion has also had a major impact on balance sheets of local government and water utilities owning and managing water infrastructure. The region has experienced increasing urban growth, deteriorating water quality, and reduced access to ground and surface water sources. All of these factors have driven the WA water industry's long-term strategy to meet community liveability expectations whilst providing growth opportunities and employment.

Today’s Heads of Water are required to take a holistic approach to urban and rural water management and to technically apply an integrated approach that requires collaboration across state and local government as well as water service providers, developers and customers.  

Due to public gathering restrictions in place, this year's Annual WA Water Industry Breakfast will be delivered in the following ways:

  1. The main breakfast and panel discussion will be held at BREC in Bunbury and include a plated breakfast for the panel and guests;
  2. A gathering will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, Perth for participants to meet and view the event via a livestream in a theatre style setting with breakfast included; and
  3. Via webinar.

Ministerial Address: 
The Hon Dave Kelly, MLA, Minister for Water; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science; Youth

Keynote Speaker: 

Mike Rowe, Director General from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Panel Facilitator: 
Dr Fabiana Tessele, Director, Tessele Consultants

Panel Members include:
Bradd Hamersley, Chief Executive Officer, Harvey Water
Chris Vigus, General Manager Operations, Busselton Water
Gary Hallsworth, Chief Executive Officer, Aqwest - Bunbury Water
John Janssen, Regional Manager - South West Region, Water Corporation

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Locations, Times, What's Included, Pricing: 
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC)
2 Blair Street

Time: 7.00am for 7.10am start, 9.30am close (WST) 
Includes a plated hot breakfast, with fruit, yoghurt, pastries and tea & coffee. 
Due to social distancing guidelines, we are unable to offer full tables at this point in time. You can can however purchase multiple tickets and we will do our utmost to seat you and your guests together.
Dress code: Business Attire 

Members/Employee of a Corporate Member/Water Supporters $80 

Students/Retirees $65 
Non Members $110
REGISTRATION FOR BUNBURY HAS NOW CLOSED. Webinar registrations are available - please register via link below. 
Fremantle Ballroom 
Four Points by Sheraton
707 Wellington Street

Time: 7.15am with breakfast available on arrival. Seating at 7.35 am - livestream will commence at 7.40am with a 9.30am close (WST) 
Express breakfast includes breakfast wrap, croissants, pastries, fresh fruit & yoghurt, tea & coffee: 
Seating will be Theatre style with social distancing measures in place. 
Dress code: Business Attire 

Members/Employee of a Corporate Member/Water Supporters $50
Students/Retirees $40
Non Members $70
REGISTRATION FOR PERTH HAS NOW CLOSED. Webinar registrations are available - please register via link below. 

Time: 7.40am start with a 9.30am close (WST) 

Members/Employee of a Corporate Member/Water Supporters $20 
Non Members $40

Please ensure you diairise the webinar. A webinar link will be distributed approx 48 hours prior to the event. 

Registrations for all locations have now closed. 

Covid Safe 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. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the event. Please notify Kyllie Whitehead (details below), in writing via email, at least 24 hours prior to the event, if you are unable to attend due to illness and you will receive a full refund (refunds will not be provided for no shows). In addition, please make sure that the direct contact details for the attendee are entered at the time of registration.


Need accommodation in Bunbury? We have negotiated a 10% discount on all room types at the Bunbury Hotel Koombana Bay, for the night of Tuesday 28 July. The hotel is 300 metres from the Bunbury Recreation & Entertainment Centre (BREC) where the breakfast will be hosted. Quote "AWA10%" when you call to book. 

We would like to thank our Program Partners helping us to deliver this alternative format to the usual Annual WA Water Industry Breakfast:

Gold Program Partners


Silver Program Partner: 

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Kyllie Whitehead, WA Branch Manager - kwhitehead@awa.asn.au or tel 0448 146 222.

29/07/2020 7:00 AM - 29/07/2020 9:30 AM
Bunbury, WA

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