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WA Water Breakfast 2023

Icon of a calendar 1 Aug, 2023 - 1 Aug, 2023 | Small clock icon 7:30am-10:00am WST | Icon of a map pin Perth and Online

REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED. Do you want to build your professional network as we explore  Flooding in WA: Risk, Recovery and Resilience?  

In January 2023, the town of Fitzroy Crossing was devastated by floods and left isolated for weeks. This was the first flooding event for some years in WA that had an impact approaching the scale seen much more regularly on the east coast of Australia in recent years. Climate change modelling, however, tells us that more intense rainfall events will be more frequent.  

At this year’s Annual Water Breakfast our guest speakers and panel will discuss how WA is preparing for an expected increase in risk of major flood events. What have we learnt from Fitzroy Crossing and how are we placed to recover from such events across WA? How should we prepare so that our infrastructure can be more resilient? What role do water sensitive urban design and nature-based solutions have in contributing to this resilience? 

We invite you to join the WA Branch Committee on Tuesday 1 August for our annual Water Breakfast consisting of a plated breakfast, presentations and facilitated panel discussion. A coffee cart will be able before and after the Perth event. 


Welcome to Country 

Ingrid Cumming, Ngoorlak 

Master of Ceremonies

Peter Spencer, Water Corporation and WA Branch Committee Member 

Ministerial Address

Hon Simone McGurk, BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA
Minister for Training; Water; Youth

Panel Facilitator Sarah Lambert, WSP and WA Branch Committee Member 
Panel Members Suzanne Brown, Technical Director, Environment, GHD
Jess Carey, Flood Resilience Practice Lead, Stantec
Robert Lawry, Acting Hazard Preparedness and Response Team Leader (WA), Bureau of Meteorology
Simon Rodgers, Supervising Engineer, Surface Water Assessment and Flood Risk Science, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation 

Event Details


Tuesday, 1 August 2023
Time 7:15am for a 7.30am start - 10:00am WST
Perth Event
Venue State Reception Centre, Fraser's Restaurant
60 Fraser Avenue, Kings Park WA 6005
  Online Webinar
Zoom link

Time: 7.45am to 9.30am WST.
A Zoom link will be sent approximately 48 hours prior to the event.
For now, please ensure you diarise the event. 

Location Registration Type Registration Fee
Perth - In Person
To purchase a corporate table, refer to instructions below

Member/Employee of a Corporate Member
Concession Member
Member Corporate Table (8 persons) 

Non-Member individual
Non-member Corporate Table (8 persons) 



Webinar Registration 

Member/Employee of a Corporation Member
Concession Member

Boardroom Pass


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Corporate Tables
In order to secure a full table all tickets must be purchased as individual tickets so that we can collect each individual's relevant contact details. Tables will consist of eight (8) persons. If you wish to purchase a full table, you will need to purchase eight (8)  individual tickets - simply select the "or add multiple" option displayed under a ticket type and input the quantity required.

Not a member? To find out more about AWA's membership benefits, please contact 


If you require more information, please contact: 
Kyllie Whitehead, Member Engagement Manager - WA & NT | Ph: 02 9467 8420 | E: ; or 
Michael Silber, Exhibition and Events Manager | P: 02 9467 8428 | E: 

Program Partnership Opportunities are still available:

Partnership Level  Price (exc GST) 
Silver  $2,100
Regional Hub Host (for AWA Corporate Members) Enquiries welcome

See our Program Partership Benefits flyer hereContact Troy Waite, Partnerships and Sponsorships Manager | P: 02 9467 8426 | E: to secure one of these opportunities. 

Thank you to our program partners

Gold Partners

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Silver Partner


Coffee Cart Partner


Webinar Program Partner

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