Australian Water Association (AWA)
The Australian Water Association is Australia’s biggest water network inspiring and driving a sustainable water future. We provide individuals with career enrichment and organisations with business opportunities as we share information and knowledge, connect members with industry and stakeholders, and inspire positive change. Our members cover every facet of the water sector including professionals and practitioners working in utilities, engineering, urban design and planning, science, research, academia, energy, resources, manufacturing, mining and agriculture. Our digital and print publications, our many events, and our specialised programs provide a platform for our members to share their expertise with the wider water sector and connect with each other for future collaboration.
Whether it’s expanding your business internationally, supporting young water professionals through mentoring, connecting with likeminded professionals through our specialist networks, or nominating your projects for an industry award, we offer something for everyone.
The role of the Australian Water Association has been to support the water industry in Australia as it faces the challenges of managing our water environment. At AWA's inception in 1962, post-war installation of water and sanitation was high on the agenda.
The Australian Water Association has been operating for over five decades. The following section provides a short summary, for each reporting (financial) year, listing key milestones in the growth and development of the organisation.
Strategy'22 is the Australian Water Association's next three-year strategic plan, but it’s not just a plan. Strategy'22 is a vision to be Australia's biggest water network inspiring and driving a sustainable water future.
Over the next three years, Strategy’22 will give our staff, Board, elected volunteers and members direction and purpose in everything they do. Together, we will continue providing individuals with career enrichment and organisations with business opportunities as we: