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NSW State Conference 2022

Icon of a calendar 17 Aug, 2022 - 18 Aug, 2022 | Small clock icon 8:00am – 5:00pm AEST | Icon of a map pin Panthers, 1 Bay St, Port Macquarie

Join us for the NSW State Conference in Port Macquarie.

The theme for this year, Shocks and Disruptions - Operating and Planning in Uncertainty, aligns with the Australian Water Association’s Strategy to Share, Connect and Inspire professionals across the water industry, including with its affiliates.

Conference Sub-Themes are:
- Operating and planning through shocks and disruptions
- Regional Water Strategies / Management / Water reform
- Water quality – community safety in our hands
- Water security
- Indigenous water engagement
- Global connections
- Innovation & collaboration
- Water reuse / circular economy
- Regional engagement & water solutions

Delegates will be provided with opportunities to:
- SHARE: information and knowledge that is relevant to regional NSW
- CONNECT: with members and water professionals from diverse industries
- INSPIRE: each other to make a positive change within the water industry; both urban and rural

The conference will continue to provide a strong technical focus and the forum for social interaction and networking that delegates have come to expect from the event. Papers and presentations will provide learnings, insights and showcase approaches to water management and infrastructure relevant to the region. The series of NSW Regional Conferences have been very successful over the years, with over 130 people attending recent regional conferences.

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Registration Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Full Registration
All day Catering + Networking Event on Wednesday
$600 $840
One Day Registration
Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea for one day + Networking Event on Wednesday
$365 $510
Student Full Conference Registration
All day Catering + Networking Event on Wednesday
$300 N/A
Local Council Full Conference Registration
All day Catering + Networking Event on Wednesday
$395 N/A
YWP Full Conference Registration
All day Catering + Networking Event on Wednesday
$395 N/A
YWP Breakfast
Available for YWP or Student Registration as an add on for existing conference registration
$30 N/A

Member  Registration          Non-Member  Registration

Event Details

Conference & Exhibition

Date Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 August 2022
Time 8:00am - 5:00pm AEST
Venue Panthers
Address 1 Bay St, Port Macquarie

Networking Drinks

Date Wednesday 17 August 2022
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm AEST
Venue Sails
Address 20 Park St, Port Macquarie

Young Water Professionals Networking Breakfast (Proudly sponsored by Atom Consulting):
Young Water Professionals have an opportunity to attend the Networking Breakfast prior to the conference.
Registration: Add this to your registration at the time of booking. If you have already registered for the conference and wish to join the breakfast, please contact to arrange an 'add on' to your existing registration.

Date Wednesday 17 August 2022
Time 7:00am
Venue Sails
Address 20 Park St, Port Macquarie

COVIDSafe 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:
Tanya Cameron, Member Engagement Manager (NSW/ACT) | Ph: 02 9467 8407 | E:
Laura Steffan, Event Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8408 | E:

Trade Exhibition
Stephen Comey, Senior Exhibition Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8406 | E:

Elana Huthnance, Membership & Sponsorship Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8417 | E:

Thank you to our sponsors


Principal Partners

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Major Sponsor





Conference Supporter 

Conference Partner 

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YWP Breakfast Partner

Atom Consulting


Best Paper Sponsor

University of Queensland

Strategic Sponsor



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