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SA YWP Forum July 2023

Icon of a calendar 19 Jul, 2023 - 19 Jul, 2023 | Small clock icon 12.30pm – 7.00pm | Icon of a map pin The Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, SA, 5000

The AWA SA Young Water Professionals (YWP) committee is excited to announce the SA YWP Forum 2023: A journey through disaster response and integrated resilience sponsored by Steel Mains! Connect with other early career professionals in an impactful, thought-provoking, and engaging event that inspires attendees to consider their role in building a more resilient water future.

Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented level of disasters from floods to droughts and fires. These events have a significant impact on how the water industry can continue to deliver water and wastewater services for our state. This half day forum will focus on how we have responded to some of these events and how we can better prepare for future ones.

Come and learn from experienced professionals that will share their experiences and learnings. There will be time for attendees to collaborate and discuss these topics together, as well as networking food and drinks to close.

We’re excited to announce the Forum will include Hon. Karlene Maywald as the keynote speaker. Karlene Ann Maywald you can find out more about Karlene here  

 The Hon Karlene Maywald has dedicated her career to the sustainable   management of water and improving access to water for all. Karlene is the   Managing Director of Maywald Consultants and holds a broad portfolio of   Board positions including Chair of the CRC for Solving Antimicrobial   Resistance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment; Chair of WaterAid   Australia and a Trustee of WaterAid International and Chair of the Peter Cullen   Environment and Water Trust.

 She is currently the South Australian Water Ambassador where she is focused on water policy advice, international water diplomacy and supporting Australian water businesses to improve export opportunities. Karlene was elected to the South Australian Parliament between 1997 and 2010 and served as a cabinet minister from July 2004 until March 2010. Her portfolio responsibilities included the River Murray and Water Security. At the National level, Karlene was a Member of the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council from 2004 to 2010 and she chaired the Australian National Water Commission between 2012-2015. Karlene is most noted for her significant contribution to progressing national reforms to the transboundary management of the Murray Darling Basin in Australia and setting the direction for long term water security in South Australia.

Further speakers and the agenda will be announced closer to the event date.

 As the premier event on the YWP calendar, this is not one to miss!

Event Details


Date Wednesday 19 July 2023
Time 12.30pm - 7.00pm 
Venue The Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo
Address Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5000


Registration Type Registration Fee
Members $115
Non-members $165
Students/Concession $95

For more information please contact:

Mark Jones, Member Engagement Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8413 | E:

Thank you to our Event Sponsor


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