Who we are
The Australian Water
Association is the national peak
Membership is broadly-based and
multi-disciplinary, covering the entire
water cycle. The Australian Water Association provides the platform
for our water experts, practitioners and
businesses to share information, grow
expertise and collaborate effectively. Our membership includes professionals
and practitioners working in utilities,
science and research, energy and
resources, manufacturing and agriculture.
We operate across all Australian States and Territories through an active branch network as well as maintaining extensive international links, including with the International Water Association. The Australian Water Association
’s activities are centred around a comprehensive program of conferences, workshops, publications, industry programs, training courses, networking and B2B opportunities. The Australian Water Association
’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is Australia’s largest water industry event.
Through our extensive range of technical seminars, courses and conferences, we also provide a forum for debate and best practice dissemination at a local, national and international level. The Australian Water Association is committed to building Australia's water capabilities to maintain its position as a world leader in water management.
The Australian Water Association works with and for our members to deliver programs and services that effectively meet their needs. A significant number of our members take an active and voluntary role in all aspects of the Association’s work at both a national and state level.
In 2015 membership
stands at 4500+ individual members
across the whole water cycle, 600+ corporate members
including utilities, large water users, contractors, consulting firms, research organisations and suppliers & 100+ water utilities
servicing 20+ million consumers. Our strong corporate membership base includes government agencies, Australia’s leading water utilities, engineering and manufacturing companies.
The Australian Water Association runs a full program of technical seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the year. On average one Australian Water Association
event is held every four days. Australia’s premier water industry event, Ozwater, is also managed by the Australian Water Association
The Australian Water Association
also publishes a number of publications to keep our members informed about the latest news and developments in the water sector.
The Australian Water Association is the gateway to international collaboration and networking in water. The Australian committee of the International Water Association is a branch of the Australian Water Association. Additionally, the Australian Water Association is a regional affiliate of the International Desalination Association and has strong bilateral ties with water associations around the globe.