Embrace innovation at Ozwater'17


By Sustainability Matters Staff
Friday, 17 March, 2017

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The Australian Water Association’s international water conference and trade exhibition, Ozwater, will be held from 16–18 May at ICC Sydney. The event will see water professionals, students, scientists, researchers and policy- and decision-makers from across Australia and internationally unite to usher in a new dawn for Australia’s water security.

The event’s conference program will include more than 150 sessions over eight streams, bringing together the who’s who in water to discuss the important topics facing the water industry and provide a platform to exchange strategies and ideas in a public forum. Keynote speakers announced so far include: Lucy Turnbull AO, Chief Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission; Dr Sander Klous, Partner-in-Charge Data & Analytics, KPMG; Dan Gregory, Founder and CEO, The Impossible Institute; and Jane Huxley, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Pandora.

In particular, the conference will be focusing on the theme ‘Embracing innovation and disruption for a smart water future’, encouraging the belief that change, disruption and innovation are the keys to a resilient and a smart water future. The event will provide the opportunity to explore what this exciting future looks like for the water sector through technical papers, case studies, interactive workshops and Q&A panels.

The trade exhibition will feature a large display of the latest water industry science, innovation, technology, products and services for all water professionals and associated industries. New to the exhibition is the Innovation Pavilion — a space for inventors, creators, builders and makers to showcase products and services that are advancing the goals of sustainable water usage for future generations.

There will also be an extensive social program, enabling attendees to meet with their peers. A networking evening will be held on 15 May, prior to the main conference program, while Happy Hour at the Club House will enable guests to unwind at the end of the first day. The highlight of the program will be the Gala Dinner and AWA Australian Water Awards, held on 17 May — a celebratory event that allows guests to recognise industry excellence while enjoying a three-course meal.

What: Ozwater’17
When: 16–18 May
Where: International Convention Centre Sydney
Web: www.ozwater.org

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