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NSW Heads of Water Forum, Gala Dinner & Awards 2022

Icon of a calendar 4 Mar, 2022 | Small clock icon 1:30pm – 11:00pm AEDT | Icon of a map pin AECOM (Forum), Hilton Sydney (Dinner)

Join us for the 2022 NSW Heads of Water Forum, Gala Dinner and Awards in Sydney on Friday 4 March 2022.

Award submissions are closing Friday 19 November, so get your entry in now! For more information, please visit the Awards page on our website.

Heads of Water Forum
The NSW Heads of Water Forum brings together leaders of the NSW water industry to discuss the current issues and future direction of our industry.  The theme for this year's Forum is NSW Water Strategy; how will we deliver together? and speakers include:

  • Kaia Hodge, Chief Strategy Officer, Department of Planning and Environment
  • Nathan Moran, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council
  • Dr Michael Storey, Managing Director, Isle Utilities

Find out more about the speakers here.


Heads of Water Gala Dinner & Awards
Following the Forum,  we will be announcing the winners of the 2022 NSW Water Awards at Hilton Sydney. This is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements across the state. The finalists will be announced in early 2022, so save yourself a spot now!

See 2022 Finalists

Event Details

The Heads of Water Gala Dinner and Awards night will follow the Heads of Water Forum being held earlier in the day. Please note registration is required separately for both the Forum and the Dinner. 

Heads of Water Forum

Date Friday, 4 March 2022
Time 1:30pm - 5:00pm AEDT
Address Level 5, 420 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Heads of Water Gala Dinner & Awards (Registration closed - see below to join the waitlist)

Date Friday, 4 March 2022
Time 7:00pm - 11:00pm AEDT (the arrival time has been updated)
Venue The Hilton Sydney
Address 488 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Dress Code After 5 (see 2021 Gallery here)


Please select one of the options from below. If you wish to find out more about AWA's membership benefits, contact membership@awa.asn.au.

Registration Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Forum Registration
$65 $90
Gala Dinner Registration $250 $350

Registrations for the Gala Dinner have now closed. To join the waitlist, please fill out the request form here and we will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

Please note the Forum is now Sold Out. To join our waitlist, please click here.

For more information please contact:

Heads of Water Forum: Elyse Gradwell, Event Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8414 | E: EGradwell@awa.asn.au 

Heads of Water Gala Dinner & Awards: Tomo Okai, Senior Events Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8434 | E: TOkai@awa.asn.au 

Membership and Awards: 
Tanya Cameron, Member Engagement Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8407 | E: TCameron@awa.asn.au 

Sponsorship: Elana Huthnance, Membership & Sponsorship Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8417  | E: EHuthnance@awa.asn.au 

Thank you to our sponsors 

Heads of Water Forum Event Host



Major Dinner Sponsor

Arup        Water NSW



National Young Water Professional of the Year Award Sponsor



National R&D Excellence Award Sponsor

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Student Water Prize Sponsor



Organisational Excellence Award Sponsor

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