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YWP Program

Are you a young water professional or new to the industry? Defining the role of our Young Water Professionals, the Ozwater’17 YWP Program will inform, encourage and motivate the industry’s future leaders. This program has been developed by the Australian Water Association’s YWP Specialist Network to encourage all YWPs across Australia to recognise themselves as future water leaders. 

Part one – Site Tour and Interactive Workshop

Start Monday off by coming 'behind the scenes' and see how Sydney Water uses the latest technology to treat wastewater and keep our rivers and beaches clean. The Cronulla Wastewater Treatment Plant treats over 50 million litres of wastewater every day in a rapidly growing community. You’ll see their exciting new Food Waste to Energy Project, the first of its scale in Australia. 

Then come back to ICC to enjoy lunch with your fellow YWPs before delving into a 4.5 hour interactive workshop. The workshop will encourage discussions on innovation, leadership development principles and methods for how to implement them into your day to day work and become a more effective water leader. Conclude the day by joining the Ozwater’17 delegates and exhibitors at the welcome networking drinks at the Hyatt Regency Sydney.

Part two - YWPs in the industry panel and lunch

On Wednesday hear from our current state YWP award winners on their journey and what they have learnt during their time in the water industry. Enjoy lunch during the 60 minute panel session and continue the discussion with industry leaders from across Australia.

Over the two sessions participants will learn from other professionals, both senior and young, the benefits of innovation in the workplace. Learn how it is not just to develop culture but to improve services and reduce costs. They will also gain an appreciation for the diverse range of careers available within the water industry and leave inspired by what they may be able to achieve within their own careers.

Stay tuned, the full program will be launched shortly.


Monday, 15 May 2017

  • Site tour
  • Lunch & afternoon tea
  • 4.5 hour workshop
  • Welcome Network Drinks with Ozwater'17 delegates and exhibitors

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

  • YWP 1 hour panel session with lunch

The YWP Program is an additional cost to an Ozwater Registration

If you also wish to register for the Ozwater conference or the YWP program please register via the standard registration site here 

If you have already registered for Ozwater please contact AWA to be invoiced for the YWP Program. 

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