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International Water Association (IWAA) Branch Committee

AWA is the Governing Member for Australia for the International Water Association (IWA).  The IWA is a global network of water professionals striving for a world in which water is wisely, sustainably and equitably managed, goals that align strongly with AWA and our community of water professionals.  

The IWAA is recognised as a branch of AWA and assists the AWA in fulfilling its responsibilities as a Governing Member whilst collaborating ongoingly with the broader IWA.  IWAA aims to deliver initiatives that support both IWA & AWA members here in Australia. 


Dr Annalisa Contos, Atom Consulting 
Co Vice Chair:   
Shona Fitzgerald, World Bank 
Dr Michael Storey, Isle Utilities 

Immediate Past Chair:   
Kathryn Silvester, Sydney Water  
Committee Members:  
Cris Carvalho, Aqwest Bunbury Water
Daniel Deere, Water Futures
Darryl Day, Peter Cullen Trust
Dr Kuruvilla Mathew, Murdoch University
Helen Stratton, Griffith University 
Ivan Reolon, Aqua Tec
Jason Mingo, WSAA
Lorena Oliveira, Water NSW
Mark Lewis Forbes, Akvotek
Patrick Schnelle, Atom Consulting
Tom Mollenkopf, IWA President

YWP Subcommittee

Chelsea Hayward, Jacobs
Committee members: 
Miranda Rey-Fleming, Jacobs
Conan Peterson, Jacobs
Elliot Cichero, Sydney Water
Patrick Schnelle, Atom Consulting
Chris Lee, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action 
Annabel Biddulph, Arup


The IWAA committee meets regularly and facilitates multiple initiatives such as supporting Australian bids for IWA conferences, Ozwater presentations and other events such as IWA / AWA National Young Water Professionals conference, and connecting IWA specialist groups with AWA specialist networks.  If you are an IWA member in Australia and would like to support IWAA initiatives please get in touch with our Member Engagement Manager (see below). 

We invite new nominations for the committee every two years. Only joint IWA and AWA members are eligible to nominate and vote 

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Natasha Sharrock
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