Ozwater’20 will not proceed in May due to COVID-19
Ozwater is the Australian Water Association’s annual international water conference and trade exhibition attracting 3,500+ water professionals from Australia and abroad every year.
The theme for Ozwater’20 is Thirst for Action and represents the need for continued action to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and the growing demands being placed on water from an environment, population and industrial perspective. It also reflects the Australian and global water sector’s desire to be a leader in delivering a sustainable water future.
We are excited for Ozwater to return to Adelaide in 2020 and we would like to acknowledge that the land where we will meet for Ozwater’20 is the traditional land of the Kaurna people. We respect their spiritual relationship with their Country and acknowledge that, as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region, their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.
Kaurna land extends north towards Crystal Brook, down the Adelaide plains, south along the coast to Cape Jervis and is bounded by the Mount Lofty Ranges to the east. The Kaurna translation for Thirst for Action is Kundu warpu wayinthi (pronounced Gundu Warpu Wyandi). Gundu being thirst and Warpu Wyandi being non direct translation for action – being to ‘move in any direction.’
The Conference Program is incredibly diverse and not only covers the traditional areas of asset management and operations, but also themes that link to HR, marketing, planning, governance, international development and energy, to name a few.
Be sure to check out the full program here.