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YWP Program

Are you a young water professional or new to the industry? The Ozwater’23 Young Water Professionals Program will connect and inspire the industry’s future leaders.

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

9:00am - 9:30am Registrations Open 
9.30am – 10.30am 

Opening Session 
Australian Young Water Professional of the Year 2022, Michael Carter, will provide leadership for the day, beginning with his water story, what inspired him to initiate a water career, and what continues to encourage him to work in the water sector. 

10.30am – 11.00pm  Morning Tea 
11.00am – 12.15pm 

Water – United by Data  
In this session, you will hear from several perspectives on the importance of data and embracing digital transformation in the water industry. This session aims to educate and implore the urgency of deepening our efforts to solve major global issues. You will walk away from this session empowered to build your data literacy and be united by data. 

12.15pm – 1.00pm  Lunch 
1.00pm – 2.30pm 

Resilience in a Changing Climate 
This session aims to highlight the solutions and opportunities available as we deal with changes to Australia’s climate. The session will be interactive, allowing you to discuss the issues we face as a sector and how we can work on making our community more resilient. 

2.30pm – 2.45pm  Closing Remarks  
2.45pm – 3.00pm Afternoon Tea 
3.00pm – 5.00pm 

Site Tours 
The locally based site visits held in the afternoon will round out the discussions already undertaken throughout the day. 


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The YWP Program is an additional cost to an Ozwater registration: 

  • Member registration $280 
  • Non-member registration $390 

Full day program inclusive of: 

  • Morning keynote presentations 
  • Workshop and panel sessions 
  • Afternoon site tour  
  • Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea
  • Welcome Reception with Ozwater'23 delegates and exhibitors