Vietwater

Experience Vietwater!


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 Since establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1973, Australia and Vietnam have developed a substantive, positive and mutually beneficial relationship, reinforced by warm and expanding people-to-people links. 

In recent years there has been a shift in Australia’s and Vietnam’s development cooperation, from a relationship based on development aid to one which strengthens its focus on trade and investment, by helping to improve the business climate and expand the scope of business opportunities for mutual benefit.

The Australian Water Association in partnership with the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and with support from the Australian and Vietnamese Governments have now commenced a series of initiatives designed to support this transition by strengthening relations and sharing of expertise and technological innovations in water. Vietwater 2015 marked the start of the Australian Water Association's and the VWSA’s programme to connect the Australian and Vietnamese water sectors.

Register your interest to attend Vietwater'17

1. Register your interest to attend Vietwater17 with An Nguyen at ANguyen@awa.asn.au
2. Register your interest to meet with the Vietnam delegation at Ozwater'17 with An Nguyen at ANguyen@awa.asn.au :
- Meet and greet the Vietnam delegation during a guided tour of the exhibition
- Join the site tours with the Vietnam delegation in Sydney
- Join in the Vietnam workshops

Vietwater'16

Vietwater16 Outcome ReportBuilding from the momentum established at Vietwater 2015, and the range of activities the Association has delivered under the DFAT Economic Diplomacy initiative, the Australian Water Association hosted the largest Vietnamese water delegation to ever travel to Australia for Ozwater’16 (60 delegates including Ministerial officials, water utilities and private sector companies). The Australian delegation to Vietwater 2016 continued this momentum with an even larger Australian delegation of 72 individuals from the private sector, Government, R&D institutions and water utilities participating.

Download the Post Event Report

Read more about Vietwater'16 on our Latest News page.

Vietwater'15

Vietwater15 Outcome ReportVietwater 2015 marked the start of the Australian Water Association – Australian Government program to connect the Australian and Vietnamese water sectors. This program saw the largest Australian delegation to ever travel to Vietnam including 70 water professionals from the private sector, government, R&D and water utilities. The momentum established at Vietwater 2015 saw the largest Vietnamese water delegation ever travel to Australia for Ozwater’16.

The Australian delegation to Vietwater enabled dialogue on many common challenges and solutions regarding safe, secure, efficient and sustainable water management. The experiences and technologies Australia gathered during Australia’s water reform journey were found to be in high demand and applicable to the needs of the Vietnam water sector. The outcome report, available for download below, provides a brief snapshot of activities and outcomes from this delegation.

Download the Outcome Report

The Australian Water Association Vietwater'15 Delegation