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Exploring the SDGs relevance to Australia at the SA State Conference

What a wonderful success the 2023 Conference was beating last year’s attendance and having a wonderful array of speakers.

The State Conference explored the SDGs relevance to Australia across a range of lenses, providing an opportunity for the water sector to engage with related industries on how the goals relate to the current national and state context and debate their basis for our shared future. 

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Over 135 attendees had speakers across 6 different streams plus opening and closing plenary sessions including:

  • Stream 1 - Using data, AI, IOT and Machine Learning to unlock the value of water for society and industry
  • Stream 2 - Access for All - Improving drinking water services and water outcomes to remote and indigenous communities in Australia
  • Stream 3 - Where will the water come from? Opportunities to continue to diversify water sources in Australia and the Asia-Pacific
  • Stream 4 - The Water Industry's role in the transition to renewable energy and decarbonisation
  • Stream 5 - Pulling together in a crisis - The water sectors role in responding to climate emergencies and risks
  • Stream 6 - Innovation in the water industry to enable sustainable development
  • Closing Plenary - Future water opportunities for South Australia

Keynotes were given by;
  • Sarah Ransom, General Manager, Australian Water Partnership
  • Richard Beasley, South Australian Murray River Commissioner
  • Sam Crafter, Chief Executive, Office of Hydrogen Power SA
  • Jeremy Conway, CEO, Infrastructure SA


Special thanks 

Conference Organising Subcommittee
  • Steve Morton (Chair)
  • Julien Anese
  • Sushrut Kulkarni 
  • Elise Mann
  • Carmen Wentrock
  • Nicole Hughes
  • Andrew Wilkins
  • George De Cicco 
  • Madeleine Greenlee
Thank you to our Conference Partners

Thought Leadership Partner 

SA Water

Conference Partners

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