Policy Program | Ozwater

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Policy Program

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The Australian Water Association in partnership with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is pleased to announce the addition of a new policy stream to Ozwater’17.

Download the Policy ProgramThe policy program will take place on Wednesday, 17 May with three key sessions:

Session One, 10.45am – 12.15pm
National Water Reform: The Triennial Assessment of the National Water Initiative: A look at the main issues facing the water industry.

Session Two, 1.15pm – 3.15pm
Water Security Snapshot and Where to Now?

Session Three, 4.00pm – 5.30pm
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Highlights of this program include:

  • An overview of the productivity commission enquiry by Commissioners Jane Doolan and John Madden
  • Presentations from the Bureau of Meteorology on current and future water availability forecasts
  • Minister for Regional Water The Hon Niall Blair MLC sharing how NSW is approaching Water Security
  • How research, government and the water sector are responding to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and an exploration of what our commitment should be.

To view the complete program including confirmed speakers click here

A discussion paper has also been prepared which links to these sessions and sets out the context of the Association’s work for water security and to stimulate discussion on the need for, and priorities in, delivering water security for all Australians. The Emerging challenges and opportunities to secure our water future discussion paper provides a snapshot of water security globally, in Australia, and in rural and urban contexts.

Click here to download the Discussion Paper

How do you attend the Policy Program at Ozwater?

Only registered delegates to Ozwater’17 are able to access the policy program.   For registered delegates, you just make your way to the policy program room on the day – you do not need to pre-select the session.

There are three options for registration which will give you access to the Policy Program:

Option One – Full Three Day Delegate Registration
Gives you access to all technical sessions, workshops, panels and keynote speaker program across the three days

Option Two – Day Delegate Pass for Wednesday, 17 May
Gives you access to keynote program and all sessions including the policy program on Wednesday, 17 may only.

Option Three – Workshop/Panel Pass
Only one pass can be purchased per person ie this is only suitable if you have an interest in just attending one of the policy program sessions. At the time of registration, you will be asked to select the panel you are registering for.

To register click here

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