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Icon of a calendar 9 Dec, 2021 | Small clock icon 6:00pm-9:00pm AEDT | Icon of a map pin The Commons, L1, 3 Albert Coates Lane, Melbourne

Join us for an informative evening focused on networking, including a short introductory presentation discussing  ‘Water for Life’, Greater Melbourne Urban Water and System Strategy. 

You will have the opportunity to hear from the team currently developing the strategy, ask a few questions regarding the development process, and what will be next, whilst you enjoy refreshments and network with water industry peers.

When the strategy is further developed early in 2022 we will have a follow up workshop where we will go into greater details as to what the strategy entails, and how you can best prepare for its implementation.

Event Details

Date Thursday, 9 December 2021
Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm AEDT
Venue The Commons
Address L1, 3 Albert Coates Lane, Melbourne

In the lead up to the event, you can
 learn more about the strategy here.

Please note you will need to be double vaccinated and show your Covid-19 Certificate at the venue for in-person attendance.

COVIDSafe Event 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.


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Registration Type - In-person Registration Fee
Members $45
YWP Members $35
Non-members $65 
Students (current student pass required) $25

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Digna Nichols, Member Engagement Manager (VIC) | Ph: 0488 344 114 | E:

Date TBC April 2022
VIC Water for Life Workshop - What is it all about and how does this affect the broader water industry?

The Water for Life strategy has been developed collaboratively by Greater Melbourne’s water corporations – Greater Western Water, Melbourne Water, South East Water and Yarra Valley Water - to respond to the challenges we face to ensure a secure and sustainable water supply future for our region.

The team have also worked with our customers and the community, Traditional Owners, the government and key partners to respond to the challenges we face to ensure a secure and sustainable water supply future for our region for the next 50 years.

Purpose of the water for life strategy

Across Greater Melbourne, our population is growing, we are using more water, our climate is drying and there is less water in our rivers. Together with expanding urban development, there is increasing pressure on our most valuable resource – water.

The Water for Life strategy explores the challenges we face, and outlines an adaptive approach to addressing our declining water availability and increasing demand by laying the foundations for our transition to a more climate resilient, manufactured water future.

With AWA the Water for Life team will guide an open discussion and Q&A on:

  • How the team has worked with Traditional Owners, customers and the community to shape the direction of the strategy; and
  • How the proposed Water Security Framework will guide planning, decision making, and implementation work required for an Adaptive Plan with clear trigger points and governance arrangements.

Following the workshop, there will be time for networking and refreshments, included in your registration. This event is intended to be a face to face event live streamed for a virtual audience, providing a technical discussion and networking opportunities.

Thank you to our sponsors


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