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  • This network aims to raise the profile and importance of Operations in the water industry so that Operations has an Australia-wide voice.  We therefore provide meaningful networking and knowledge sharing opportunities for all members and run from a Committee with strong national representation. 


    Our Network includes people working in all areas of water industry operations, from the catchments and dams, through to treatment processes - water, wastewater, recycled water, desalination, industrial water - and their associated transport systems, in both public and privately run businesses.



    Want to join the Operations Specialist Network?

    If you or a colleague would like to keep updated on the latest developments and events in Operations, then join us! To join this network you must be an AWA member. 




    Latest news     UPCOMING EVENTS  




    Ozwater'15 - Call For Papers  
    Closing 28 August 2014 

    AWA is calling for abstract submissions for Australia's international water conference and exhibition - Ozwater'15. The overall theme for the event is 'Water for Growth and Prosperity", with key sub-themes in:  

    • Technology, Operations and Asset Management, 
    • Governance, Regulation and Structure, 
    • Water for Rural, Remote and Regional Communities, 
    • Water for Agriculture, Food and Beverages, 
    • Water for Mining, Resources and Power,  
    • The Customer and Community, and 
    • Liveable Cities. 


    Submissions close 28 August - don't miss your chance to share your ideas, research, or initiative, and the opportunity to collaboratively encourage innovation and professional development.


    Visit to find out more and submit your abstract.   



    28-30 October 2014, Cairns Convention Centre Early bird registration open!

    Affordability, liveability and sensitivity – operations in the twenty teens.


    With the 2014 Conference being held in Cairns and the mounting damage of the nearby Great Barrier Reef as a reminder, we are taking a strong focus on the environmental obligation in the sustainability of our operations. As emerging industries come to fruition, e.g. mining, agribusiness and tourism, we need to ensure the future national prosperity is balanced carefully with sustainable water usage and environmental protection. 


    Don't miss out on the early bird offer, closing 19 September.  Visit 



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    March 2014

    Latest newsletter is out now!


    • Monthly paper: Challenges in Operating Small WWTP's in Remote Areas 
    • Operations Safety Update 
    • Conferences and Opportunities for Operators 
    • Share your story  



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