Join the Evolution Revolution at Ozwater'18 in Brisbane


Monday, 05 March, 2018

Join the Evolution Revolution at Ozwater'18 in Brisbane

The Ozwater’18 Conference and Exhibition is Australia’s international water conference and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Run by the Australian Water Association, the annual event is attended by over 4000 professionals from water utilities to local councils, universities to consultants. This year the conference is being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 8–10 May.

The first official keynote speaker for the conference is Dr Adriana Marais, currently one of the 100 Mars One project astronaut candidates in the running to move to the red planet in the next decade. Dr Marais is passionate about exploring innovative applications of emerging technologies to solve challenges facing the continent.

At the conference, attendees will find out about solutions for a sustainable water future across nine different technical streams including: Community Health & Wellbeing, Global Perspectives, Strengthening Communities, and Inspiring Change in the Water Sector.

The Trends and Opportunities in Governance, Policy, Regulation & Structure stream will include a presentation delivered by EY on how the water sector is supporting and creating sustainable communities through integrated urban water management (IUWM) solutions. Attendees will also hear from CSIRO on scenario planning for an uncertain future and the Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on getting investment right.

The Community Health and Wellbeing stream will include a presentation by KPMG and the Water Services Association of Australia on key workforce trends and future skills requirements driving change in the water sector to enable success to the year 2040.

The Strengthening Communities stream will give attendees a chance to hear about sustainably managing the water-energy-climate nexus, highlighting the importance of considering regional variabilities in water availability and how decision-making in the energy sector could impact on future water resources planning.

To find out more about the ‘Evolution Revolution’ themed Ozwater’18 conference, visit

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