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NSW Minister's Breakfast 2023

Icon of a calendar 4 Oct, 2023 - 4 Oct, 2023 | Small clock icon 7.00am – 9.30am | Icon of a map pin ARUP, Sydney

Join us for a insightful morning of networking, and the chance to hear from influential figures in the NSW Water industry. Indulge in a light breakfast while engaging with key voices in the field.

Quality and Quantity - A Regional  Story  

NSW, and particularly regional NSW, were severely impacted during the last short but intense 2018-2019 drought. What did we learn from this, and are we sufficiently prepared for the next drought? With a rapidly changing climate, combined with a potential El-Nino climate cycle, regional towns and cities shall be challenged once more with water security and quality. How will the sector ensure safe water if there is none? Do we prioritize Quantity or Quality, or both?

Guest Speakers

Rose NEWThe Hon. Rose Jackson, Member of the Legislative Council

Minister for Water, Minister for Housing, Minister for Homelessness, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Youth, and Minister for the North Coast,
The Hon. Rose Jackson will be addressing Quality and Quantity - a regional water story.

Annalisa NEWDr Annalisa Contos, Principal, Atom Consulting

Annalisa is a passionate public health professional with over 20 years’ experience specialising the management of chemical and microbial risks in drinking and recycled water. She has a chemical engineering degree with a doctorate researching aquatic chemistry and microbial ecology, both from Sydney University. She is a chartered professional engineer in the Chemical and Environmental Colleges and a Fellow of the International Water Association and Engineers Australia.
Annalisa will be addressing Water Quality in Regional cities and towns

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Cr Craig Davies, Mayor, Narromine Shire Council

Cr Craig Davies was elected as Councillor to the Narromine Shire in 2012 and has held the position of Mayor since 2016. He has a background in agriculture and is a passionate advocate for Narromine Shire and rural and regional communities. Since taking on the role of Mayor, Cr Davies has also been an active member of several Committees and currently holds the following positions; Country Mayors Association Executive, Deputy Chair for the Murray Darling Association and Chair of Alliance of Western Councils (previously Orana Joint Organisation).
Craig will be addressing Water security in regional NSW cities and towns and investing in infrastructure.

This event promises an exciting line-up of influential figures in the NSW Water industry.

  Event Details

Date Wednesday, 4 October, 2023
Time 7:00am - 9:30am 
Venue ARUP Office

Level 5, Barrack Place, 151 Clarence Street, Sydney 

Dress Code

Business Casual


If you are driving, the nearest parking station is the Wilson Parking at 321 Kent Street (accessible from Sussex Street). For further information or to book in advance click here.


Register Here  

Registration Type Registration Fee
Member $100
Non-Member $130
Concession Member (students, retired members, YWP under 25) $80

For more information:


Esther Micah, Event Co-ordinator
Ph: 02 9467 8434 |


Kristy Bunting, Member Engagement Manager NSW/ACT
Ph: 02 9467 8406 |


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