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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.

Event Order

  • Welcome to Country
  • Sponsor Address
  • Keynote
  • Panel Session
  • Open Technology Discussion
  • SES Workshop

We’re excited to announce the Forum will include Hon. Karlene Ann Maywald as the keynote speaker.

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The Hon Karlene Maywald

Karlene 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.


  • Michael Edgecombe, Manager Resilience, SA Water
  • Aaron Zecchin, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, The University of Adelaide
  • Grant Pelton, Director of Strategic Projects, DEW
  • Nicole Hughes, Regional Operations Manager SA & WA, TRILITY

SES Facilitators


  • Molly Gifford, State Planning Officer, SASES
  • Ben Birbeck, Regional Operations Coordinator for North Region, SASES

 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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