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  • As the leading water sector body in Australia, the Australian Water Association provides information about the latest developments in the water sector.

    For this, the Australian Water Association has commissioned or is involved in research that provides accurate and current information about water matters of key interest to members and the water sector.


    State of the Water Sector

    The Australian Water Association and Deloitte are pleased to present the State of the Water Sector Report 2015. The Report is the only one of its kind, reporting on the trends and insights of water sector professionals about their own industry. The survey results reveal attitudes and behaviours relating to a range of topics affecting the industry. This year marks the fifth year that the survey has been run and, as such, a summary of trends across the five years has been included in this year’s report. 


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    Consumer Outlook 2015

    Do we think and talk about water only when we are in drought? Do we complain about the price of water, but are happy to pay $3 a bottle for it at the shop? Do urban residents think differently about water to people living in rural and regional areas? Do consumers know enough about our water resources to understand if governments and industry are protecting our water supply in the future? These questions and more are explored in the Australian Water Consumer Outlook.


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     Community perceptions research

    To coincide with the launch of National Water Week 2010, AWA commissioned research examining community attitudes towards a number of water issues. These include water restrictions, pricing and supply options. A summary of the findings can be found here.

    The full research report is available to AWA members. If you would like to access this report please contact  AWA at 02 9436 0055.