IWA Conference 12 – 13 March 2020 (The Novotel, Geelong)

IWA Conference: 12 – 13 March 2020

Registrations are now open for the first IWA Conference of 2020, being held in Geelong at the Novotel and sponsored by SUEZ.

The Conference has been themed “Complex conversations in 280 characters” and will focus on simple and effective ways to engage with our customers, increase water literacy and provide thought leadership. The Conference program has a mix of thought-providing speakers as well as a workshop session focussed on solution building. Being that it is predicted to be a hot and dry summer, the Conference will also explore the effectiveness of behaviour change campaigns and their impact.

IWA March 2020 Conference Program

Thursday 12 March

Tour of Barwon Water’s Northern Water Treatment Plant – use the above button to register your attendance

Ten Victorian water industry special interest group (SIG) meetings – click here to register your attendance or click here for details on SIG convenors

Conference dinner which will feature Steve Griffith, CEO of Griffith Consulting. Griffith Consulting focusses on creating stress free, positive-thinking, solution-minded people through the delivery of their corporate leadership programs

Friday 13 March

Conference program includes:

Lisa Neville MP – Minister for Water will address the industry, reflecting on the recent bushfire emergency

Suji Kanagalingam – Partner and National PwC Leader for the Experience Design Capability will present on customer experience

Tracey Slatter – Barwon Water’s Managing Director will present with Betsy Anderson, Barwon Waters’s Manager Water Future on co-designing our water futuure with our communities


Special accommodation rates have been arranged for IWA Conference delegates. Please complete and return the Accommodation Request form (page 8)  on the program (see above).

For further information on this conference, please feel free to contact Lauren Vines, Event Coordinator.


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    11 Feb 2020 - 13 Mar 2020

    Prices: * note all prices are inclusive of GST

    Non-IWA member IWA member
    Thursday 12 March 2020
    Barwon Water Treatment Plant Tour Free Free
    Special Interest Group Meeting Free Free
    Conference Dinner $255.00 (individual)

    $2,000.00 (table of 8)


    $225.00 (individual)

    $1,880.00 (table of 8 Vic water corporation staff)

    Friday 13 March 2020
    IWA Conference $255.00 (individual)

    $2,000.00 (table of 8)

    $225.00 (individual)

    $1,880 (table of 8 Vic water corporation staff)

    For any enquiries regarding the program of events, please contact  lauren.vines@vicwater.org.au or phone 9639 8868.Cancellation / Refund – should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome. A charge of 50% of the registration fee may be made for cancellations received more than 7 days prior to the start of the conference. No refunds will be provided for cancellations within 7 days of the conference start date.