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Icon of a calendar 31 Oct, 2024 - 1 Nov, 2024 | Small clock icon 8.30am – 6.00pm AEST | Icon of a map pin Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort

Founded on big and ambitious goals, our industry continues to embrace a leadership role in driving positive outcomes for our community and planet. With the vision and desire to shape a sustainable water future, we’ve set more bold targets to contribute to contemporary challenges and we’re brimming with ideas and energetic talent.


Bringing solutions to life always requires challenges and constraints to be tackled and opportunities seized. Equally important priorities can often conflict.


Our collective and individual efforts towards these goals must carefully balance our core fundamentals, our big-picture vision and current context like cost-of-living pressures, workforce challenges, and evolving community expectations.


How do we get this balance right? Where will we need to innovate to achieve our goals while balancing practical realities? Where will collaboration be key to our success? What role can our communities play?


QWater’24 will explore how the water industry is tackling the most topical issues. The challenges are big, the ambitions are bold, but innovating and collaborating is what the water industry does best. Let’s share our stories and experience and collectively drive towards a more sustainable water future.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts is now open, with the following sub-themes:

  • We Can’t Achieve our Goals Alone – Customer, Community and First Nations Engagement
  • Achieving our Goals Whilst Managing Health, Safety and Risk
  • Delivering on our Infrastructure Goals
  • Data and Digital Goals - Let’s Embrace Tech and be Ready for the Future
  • Do We Have the People to Meet our Goals – Building a Future Ready Workforce
  • Tackling Sustainability Goals - Climate, Carbon, ESG and Nature
  • Wildcard

Find out more here:

Abstract Submission Guide

Then, submit your abstract here:

Abstract Template    Submit Abstract Here

The call for papers will close on Thursday 4 July 2024.

Have a content idea that doesn't conform to our standard abstract template?
Please submit your idea using this FORM for our committee's review.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Organisations can get involved by sponsoring or exhibiting at QWater'24.

Download Prospectus

Want to find out more? Submit an enquiry now and a member of our team will reach out:

Sponsorship Enquiry     Exhibition Enquiry

Event Details

Conference & Exhibition

Date Thursday, 31 October - Friday, 1 November 2024
Time 8:30am - 5:30pm AEST

Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort

Address 270 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters, QLD, 4564

Registration will open in September.
If you wish to find out more about AWA's membership benefits, contact

Discounted accommodation rates are available at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 October. To book, please call or email the Hotel directly and quote the 'AWA' event QWater in October to receive the group rate P: 1800 072 277 (0900 – 1700 AEST) E:

  • Resort Room Garden View $249 per night
  • Resort Room Lagoon View $279 per night 
  • Executive Room Garden View $289 per night
  • Executive Room Lagoon View $319 per night

Rates are room only for single occupancy and do not include breakfast. Breakfast will be provided as part of Conference catering on Friday 1 November. Discount rates will be available until 28 September or sold out. From 28 September, pending availability, the Hotel will quote best available rates. Please note these discounted rates are fully pre paid at time of booking and once booked no changes or cancellations will be permitted. 

For more information please contact:
Carlie Sargent, Member Engagement Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8451 | E:
Elyse Gradwell, Events Manager | P: 02 9467 8414 | E:
Michael Silber, Exhibition and Events Manager | P: 02 9467 8428 | E: 
Troy Waite, Partnerships and Sponsorships Manager | P: 02 9467 8426 | E:

Thank you to our Sponsors: 
  Host Sponsor  
  Unity Water

  Principal Sponsor  
  Veolia 300x75


  Best Paper Sponsor  

University of Queensland




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