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Small Water and Wastewater Systems
  • The aim of this network is to promote the viability and important contribution of small water and wastewater systems in:

    • Decentralised communities
    • Neighbourhoods
    • Industrial facilities
    • Small developments
    • Remote communities
    • Rural and regional areas.


     The network proposes to:

    • Facilitate knowledge sharing between members in potable water supply, stormwater management and reuse, sewage treatment and reuse and sewer mining.
    • Encourage a greater appreciation of the sustainability of decentralised systems in the broader water industry across Australia.

    Want to join the Small Water and Wastewater Systems Specialist Network?

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







    Keynotes confirmeD

    The SWWS National Conference will feature the following keynotes:

    • Laurence Gill, Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, Trinity College Dublin
    • Tony Farror, Manager Wastewater, SA Health
    • Robert Keessen, Sydney Water







    SWWS National Conference

    13 -14 August 2014, Newcastle, NSW


    AWA’s Small Water and Wastewater Systems Specialist Network will take place in Newcastle, NSW on 13-14 August 2014.

    The themes of the conference focus on public health, environmental and economic sustainability, stakeholder engagement, water recycling and technological innovation.  Key-note presentations will examine national and international perspectives on decentralised water and wastewater systems.



    For more information about the themes and the conference in general, visit the conference website





    To search for future events, visit the AWA Event Calendar.