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TAS Where the Waters Meet Conference 2023

Icon of a calendar 17 Aug, 2023 | Small clock icon 7:30am – 6.00pm AEST | Icon of a map pin Tramsheds Function Centre

Change is Here: A Focus on Practicalities

"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change." Charles Darwin.

Adaption to change is vital for success, and we are currently in a period of global change – our climate and environment, the economy and its impact on projects, with a drive for nature-positive values, environmental accounting and diverse community connections. If we want a better tomorrow, we need to make changes today. Ideally we need to re-wire ourselves to be more comfortable with and open to change; we need to become more change-capable. The 2023 Where The Water’s Meet Conference in Launceston will explore the implementation of strategies across the water industry and look to where we can improve our current policies, procedures and projects.

Our Keynote speaker is Professor Ian Rutherfurd - Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne who will cover approaches to managing cumulative impacts on rivers. 

Ian is a fluvial geomorphologist who has 25 years working with governments and communities in stream and catchment management, across Australia, Asia and North America. His research spans basic and applied river processes, and river management, and he has completed over 100 publications, 60 consulting projects, and $7m in funded research projects. Ian also has rich experience in education and professional training of all types. 

After spending twenty years at the University of Melbourne (of which several years were spent seconded to the Victorian State government working in river policy),  Ian is now a Professorial Fellow, and continues his research and supervisions.  He also acts on numerous government panels and committees, and works part-time for Alluvium Consulting.  He brings deep experience in the application of research to all aspects of river and water management, as well as excellent connections across the water sector.

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Event Day Details

Industry Breakfast 
Join your Tasmanian water colleagues at our annual pre-conference Industry Breakfast.

Date Thursday 17 August, 2023
Time 7:30am - 8:30am - Registration open from 7am
Venue Grain of the Silos Restaurant, Peppers Silo Hotel
Address 89 Lindsay St, Invermay, TAS 7248

Pre-Conference River Walk & Talk
Walk off breakfast and wander up the North Esk River and hear all about it's history, current work and future plans.

Date Thursday 17 August, 2023
Departing 8:40am, from the Industry Breakfast, Peppers Silo Hotel
Arriving 9:15am, Tramsheds Conference Centre 

Conference Day
The premier event on the Tasmania Water Sector calendar - Where the Waters Meet. 

Date Thursday 17 August, 2023
Time 9:30am - 5:00pm - Registration open from 9.00am
Venue Tramsheds Conference Centre
Address 4 Invermay Road, Launceston TAS 7248

Social Network Drinks

Date Thursday 17 August, 2023
Time 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Venue Tramsheds Conference Centre
Address 4 Invermay Road, Launceston TAS 7248

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Registration Type 



Full Conference and Breakfast
Admission to the breakfast (including guest speakers and hot plated breakfast), full day conference (inclusive of all day catering), trade exhibition and networking drinks. **Opportunity to u
pdate your Corporate Headshot



Full Conference
Admission to full day conference, all day catering, trade exhibition and networking drinks. **Opportunity to update your Corporate Headshot



Breakfast Only
Admission to the conference breakfast only



Concession Member Conference
Applies to AWA Concession Members (AWA nominated students, retirees and YWP's under the age of 25). Admission to full day conference, all day catering, trade exhibition and networking drinks. **Opportunity to update your Corporate Headshot



REGISTER HEREDiscount Accommodation close to the Conference
Discount rates at three nearby Hotels have been organised at Peppers Silo Hotel for conference attendees: Promotional code AWA0823.

For the 15% off discount booking guests can contact the hotel via email ( or phone (03 6700 0631) to make a booking.

Note: Delegates will be required to book and pay for their own accommodation, with rooms subject to availability at the time of booking. The discount applies for stay dates 16/08/2023 - 18/08/2023. 

Dietary requirements
Please note that specific dietary requirements have to be ordered in advance or we may not be able to cater for them.  Due date: 04/08/2023

For more information please contact:

Conference & Exhibition Membership & Event  Sponsorship

Laura Gottsfritz
(02) 9467 8427 

Lynette Polley
0400 392 135

Troy Waite
(02 9467 8426 


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