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NT Water in the Bush Conference and Awards Dinner 2023

Icon of a calendar 12 Oct, 2023 - 13 Oct, 2023 | Small clock icon 1:00pm - 5:00pm ACST | Icon of a map pin Darwin Convention Centre

Now in its 34th year, our Water in the Bush Conference is the Territory’s premier annual water conference connecting water professionals, the community and industry from across Australia to share information and knowledge about the current and future state of water the Territory's water and inspire positive change.

Supporting this conference is the trade display, giving delegates the opportunity to see the latest products and services on the market and providing organisations the opportunity to build contacts and improve existing relationships.

Keynote Speaker - Eric Vanweydeveld

eric vanweydeveld2 Eric is the Director of Aquanex and works as a consultant across Northern Australia and in the Pacific by providing expertise to various governments and organisations. Eric is a water engineer who specialises in the conception, planning and delivery of water strategies and infrastructure projects in remote context where holistic solutions are required.

Eric is the author of the WSAA report: Closing the Water for People and Communities Gap.
As part of his Winston Churchill fellowship, Eric travelled to the middle East to investigate proven low-cost innovative water treatment solutions for regional & remote Australia.

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Event Details

Following day one of the conference, the NT Water Awards winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner. The dinner is included in a full registration or can be purchased separately.


Date & Time Thursday, 12 October 2023
12.00pm - 1.00pm - Young Water Professionals Luncheon (venue TBD)
1:30pm - 5:00pm - Conference Day 1 

Friday, 13 October 2023 - 8:30am - 5:00pm ACST
Venue Waterfront Rooms, Darwin Convention Centre
Address 10 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800

NT Water Awards Dinner

Date Thursday, 12 October 2023
Time 6:30pm - 9:30pm ACST

Wharf One, F3A/19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin Waterfront, NT 0801 





Concession Member


Full Registration (Thurs, Friday and Dinner)




Conference Only Registration




Thursday Conference Registration




Friday Conference Registration




Dinner Only Registration




YWP Luncheon




Registration is closed.

If you wish to find out more about AWA's membership benefits visit our membership webpage here or contact

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available per table below for the conference. You can see the inclusions for our packages in the prospectus here.

Sponsorship Package* No of Opportunities Investment (exc GST)
Platinum (exclusive) 1 (exclusive) SOLD
Conference and Awards Dinner 1 (exclusive) SOLD
Gold 2 SOLD 
Silver  Unlimited $2,100
YWP Luncheon  1 $2,000
Coffee Cart (Friday only)  1 SOLD
Trade Exhibition*  Member (inc GST) Non Member (inc GST)
Trade Table  $1,100 $1,550
* Refer prospectus for inclusions and add ons. 

Visit our exhibitors on Friday 13 October 2023
  • Enviro Pacific
  • Power and Water Corporation
  • Prominent Fluid Controls 
  • Simmonds and Bristow
  • Trility 
  • Viadux
  • Xylem 

For more information please contact:
Laura Gottsfritz, Events Manager | Ph: (02) 9467 8427 | E:
Membership: Kyllie Whitehead, Member Engagement Manager - WA & NT | Ph: 02 9467 8420 | E:
Trade Exhibition: Michael Silber, Senior Exhibition Manager | P: 02 9467 8428 | E:
Sponsorship: Troy Waite, Partnerships and Sponsorships Manager |  P: 02 9467 8426 | E: to secure one of these opportunities. 


Thank you to our sponsors

Platinum Partner

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Conference and Awards Dinner Sponsor


Gold Sponsors



CleanTeq Water

Silver Sponsor


Coffee Cart Sponsor

 National R&D Excellence Award Sponsor
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National Young Water Professional of the Year Award Sponsor



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