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AWA/IWA Australia-New Zealand YWP Conference 2022

Icon of a calendar 29 Jun, 2022 - 30 Jun, 2022 | Small clock icon 8:30am - 5:00pm AEST | Icon of a map pin ICC Sydney

To be held face-to-face in Sydney in 2022, the Australian Water Association and International Water Association Young Water Professionals Conference will bring together tomorrow’s leaders to explore how they can leave their mark on our Water Future.

In a rapidly evolving world, innovative solutions are needed to solve the challenges faced by the local and international water industry. As future water leaders, we all have a role to play in shaping the way forward, as we inherit this industry.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Young Water Professionals to showcase their contributions to the water sector, plan for its future and inspire change among industry leaders and their peers.

The two day conference features over 30 presentations and 8 interactive workshop and panel sessions, complemented by social functions including a Conference Dinner, Amazing Race and informal networking opportunities. Following the Conference are two optional Site Tours that can be added to a Conference registration. 

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Event Details


Date Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 June 2022
Time 8:30am - 5:00pm AEST
Venue ICC Sydney
Address 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
Dinner (proudly sponsored by Arup)
Date Wednesday 29 June 2022
Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm AEST
Venue The Loft, Barangaroo
Address 3 Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000
Optional Site Tours
Date Friday 1 July 2022
Time 9:00am departure, 3.30pm return AEST

Site Tour One: Taronga Zoo
Site Tour Two: Manly Hydraulics Laboratory and 4 Pines Brewery
(proudly sponsored by Manly Hydraulics Laboratory)

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Please select one of the options from below. The member rate is available to members of AWA, IWA and Water New Zealand.

If you wish to find out more about AWA's membership benefits, contact
If you wish to find out more about IWA's membership benefits, find out more here.

Registration Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Full Registration (Conference, Dinner and Amazing Race) $380 $570
One Day Registration (option to add Amazing Race) $260 $360
Dinner only Registration $110 $155

Member  Registration    Non-member  Registration    Dinner Only Registration

Need a Justification Letter?
We understand that it can be difficult to communicate the value and return on investment of attending a beneficial industry event like the AWA/IWA Australia-New Zealand YWP Conference to your employer. That’s why we’ve developed a how-to guide to help you convey the direct benefits to your employer. 

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There are several Hotels close by to ICC Sydney where delegates can book accommodation. 
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Ovolo 1888 have kindly extended discounts to delegates, please click here for details on how to book these discounted rates. 

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 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:
Conference: Elyse Gradwell, Event Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8414 | E:

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Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors 


Gold Sponsors
Jacobs Logo_BecaHunter_Teal Eurofins


Silver Sponsor


Dinner Partner Story Telling Partner


YWP Supporter Panel Sponsor
Aurecon Primary Logo 1 Full Color CMYK HighRes


Best Paper Sponsor Site Tour Sponsor
UNSW Global Water Institute Manly-Hydraulics-Laboratory


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