Inbound tour from South Korea

South Korean delagation - site visit to BondiSouth Korea’s extraordinary economic success story has co-existed with one of the world’s most significant water challenges. The climate condition delivers a year’s rain in three months, followed by an intense, extended drought. Naturally, both water resources and stormwater management are high on the government’s list of priorities. 

On 8 June, the Australian Water Association hosted a group of 15 Korean delegates from Korea Waterworks Metropolitan Government to visit innovative water management sites in NSW. The site visit has provided the Korean delegates with broad knowledge of Australia’s water reform journey, with a focus on Water Sensitive Urban Design and stormwater re-use. 

The delegation heard from Graham Attenborough from Department of Primary Industries, ANZ Bank, Sydney local councils and the Australian Water Association.

On the same week, the Association also hosted another Korean delegation from Korean Water and Wastewater Works Association who wished to learn about Australia’s approach to providing safe drinking water supplies and engaging customers in the development of service standards.

South Korean delegation visits AWA office
The delegation visits the Australian Water Association office and hears about Australia’s water reform journey by Dr Paul Smith

The delegation meets with Graham Attenborough from Department of Primary Industries at ANZ head office
The delegation meets with Graham Attenborough from Department of Primary Industries at ANZ head office