IWA ’50th Anniversary’ Conference, Dinner & AGM (Melbourne)

Conference Program: ‘Looking forward, looking back – 50 years in the making’

For access and to the November 2016 Conference Program and various Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting details, please click here.

IWA 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner – Thurs 17th November 2016

To celebrate the last 50 years of operation of the Institute of Water Administration and also to springboard us into the next exciting 50 years to come, an exciting dinner will be held in conjunction with the next IWA Conference and SIG meetings on Thursday 17th November 2016 at the grand Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). With entertainment to be provided by the amazing Tim Campbell,  an exciting night of celebration is sure to be had.


Registrations for all Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings scheduled for Thursday 17th November 2016 are to be sent to the individual SIG convenors (refer here for SIG Convenor contact details).

IWA Annual General Meeting – 5.30pm – 17th November 2016

All members of the IWA are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting to be held at 5:30pm on Thursday 17 November at the MCEC. For catering purposes, please register your attendance below.


We have arranged 2 options for reserved accommodation at nearby hotels Hilton South Wharf and the Crowne Plaza. Please click on the links below to be directed to IWA’s personalised booking pages to book your accommodation online.

We have been able to secure very competitive accommodation ranging from $260 per night to $350 per night at the above venues.

  • IWA Conference - 17-18 November 2016REGISTER NOW

    17 Nov 2016 - 18 Nov 2016

    Conference theme: ‘Looking forward, looking back – 50 years in the making’

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Melbourne

    To download the conference program please click here.

    Key Note Speaker: Bernard Salt: ‘Which Way Water? Managing expectations for water usage in a bigger future Victoria’

    Which Way Water explores the ins the outs the behaviours the aspirations of Victorians and their attitudes to water over 30 years. Bernard is a widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community. He is a high-profile Melbourne-based Partner with the global advisory firm KPMG where he founded the specialist advisory business, KPMG Demographics. The IWA are excited to be welcoming Bernard to deliver his tailored presentation for the Victorian water industry.

  • IWA's 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner - Thursday 17th November 2016REGISTER NOW

    17 Nov 2016

    To celebrate IWA’s 50th Anniversary the standard conference dinner will be taken up a notch to include the amazing Tim Campbell to perform with his band in an evening of music, dancing and entertainment.

    Time: 6.30pm Pre Dinner Drinks, 7pm start

    Venue: MCEC Level 1, Rooms 109 and 110

    Dress: After 5 attire

    Please note: Partners are most welcome to attend this celebratory event. Please make sure you register to attend early as you don’t want to miss out on this night of entertainment at MCEC.

  • IWA Annual General Meeting - 5.30pmREGISTER NOW

    17 Nov 2016

    Open invitation for all IWA members.

    Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting.