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  • The ACT Branch has a unique position as it services major federal agencies as well as the territory and surrounding region. The ACT branch provides events that are small to medium size and provide very strong networking opportunities.


    The major events held on annual basis are:


    • Water Matters Conference
    • Water Leaders Dinner
    • Student and Industry Awards
    • Evening Technical Seminars


    There is a very strong Young Water Professionals (YWP) group in the Branch. This special interest group for younger or newer people in the water industry (up to the age of 35) focuses on opportunities for socialising, networking, and exposure to the wider water industry.


    ACT Water Matters Conference 2015 

    GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Society and Water


    Wednesday, 10 June 2015

    8.45am - 5.20pm followed by networking drinks at 5.30pm

    CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra ACT 


    The AWA ACT is proud to again host Water Matters. 


    Following on from our successful 2013 and 2014 events, this year's event focuses on the nexus between Society and Water. Addressing the important water issues confronting the ACT and Australia requires more than just engineering and infrastructure. This year's Water Matters addresses the 'social license to operate' and provides insightful perspectives and expertise from social scientists, policy makers, economists, and community members, as well as from scientists and engineers. Proudly sponsored by Icon Water, AECOM and Alluvium, Water Matters will again be held at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. 


    Our range of captivating invited speakers, local experts and researchers include:


    • Andrew Grant, Manager for Strategic Asset Planning, Icon Water
    • Matt Kendall, Executive Manager, Catchment Management and Water Policy Team, ACT Government
    • Jacki Schirmer, Research Fellow, University of Canberra
    • Peter McLean, CEO for Keep Australia Beautiful
    • Joel Byrnes, Associate Director, Marsden Jacob and Associates 


    Based on last year’s turn-out, places will go quickly, so don’t miss out – register early!




    Register now

    Major sponsor:   Supporting sponsor:
    Icon Water               AECOM





    The ACT Branch publishes a newsletter on a regular basis  providing branch news and announcing upcoming events. If you would like to contribute please send information to the State Manager - ACT .


    P 02 9436 0055 02 9467 8424



    PO Box 222

    St Leonards NSW 1590