AWA/IWA Australia-New Zealand Young Water Professionals Conference 2020

Held in Brisbane, Australia on 12-14 March 2020, the Australian Water Association and International Water Association Young Water Professionals Conference will bring together future leaders from Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region working in industry, research and government around a central theme: “What’s your water story?”
Water connects us all irrespective of location, race, gender, culture and identity. Water supports our lives, our prosperity and our planet. We all have a story connected to water, and we want to hear yours. We will hear about the YWPs’ inspiring tales about water industry projects and research and stories about water and culture and how they interact.


  • Young Water Professionals
  • Communications and Engagement
  • Water-Wise Cities
  • Research to Practice
  • Networking
  • Capacity building

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Diana Gonzalez Botero
International Water Centre Australia
Jannah Baker
Queensland Urban Utilities Australia
Ben Thwaites
SA Water Australia
Emily Ryan
Sydney Water Australia
William Speirs
Queensland Urban Utilities Australia
Aidan Symons
SMEC Australia
Charlene Wong
Engeny Australia
Apra Boyle-Gotla
Watercare Services Limited New Zealand
Christina Bruno
Tonkin Australia
Emma Plant
Water Corporation Australia
Matthew Robertson
TasWater Australia
Robbie Frawley
Melbourne Water Australia
Elyse Bischenden
AWA Australia