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Events & Awards

VicWater organises several events throughout the year which provide excellent opportunities for the Victorian Water Industry and its stakeholders to be kept up to date on their respective issues.

VicWater also recognises and celebrates excellence in the Victorian water industry through the organisation and promotion of the VicWater Leadership Development Award.



There are a number of sponsorship opportunities for interested parties. Sponsorship provides the ideal opportunity to demonstrate your company’s interest and commitment to the water industry in Victoria, while having the opportunity to network and meet key industry representatives and decision makers.

If you would like further information on available sponsorship opportunities click here or speak to Fiona Ould on (03) 9639 8868 or via email

VicWater OH&S Seminar

The OH&S Seminar is an annual event hosted by the VicWater OH&S Steering Group.

Finance Conference

The Finance Conference continues to be strongly supported by not only finance personnel from the Victorian Water Industry but other relevant stakeholders, providing opportunities for delegates

Audit & Risk Conference

The 2019 Audit and Risk Conference is an opportunity for participants to discuss issues directly with presenters and other attendees. Featuring industry specialists, this one day conference covers governance, risk and assurance practices within complex delivery environments.

VicWater Annual Conference

The VicWater Annual Conference showcases presenters who have been chosen because of their unique knowledge, skills and experience and their ability to inspire and challenge delegates to think critically

National Water Week

National Water Week (NWW) was first held in 1993 and is designed to assist the community to understand and take action to protect and conserve our precious water resources and habitats. NWW creates a large scale local awareness of community initiatives that 

Rural Water Awards

The Rural Water Awards seek to recognise and reward Victorian rural water users (licence/entitlement holders) that have developed or adapted clever ideas that have led to better water use outcomes, delivering or having the potential to deliver water savings or greater productivity for their business.

Water Industry Dams Seminar

This event is arranged and scheduled in conjunction with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and is open to participants from the water industry.  

Future State Conference

The Future State of Efficiencies conference will showcase a spectrum of triple bottom-line efficiency opportunities. It will bring together decision makers from within the Victorian water sector with external partners, aiming to drive improved value and outcomes for the sector’s customers and shareholder.  

Emerging Leader Award

The VicWater Emerging Leader Award recognises and encourages emerging leaders from within the Victorian water industry and provides the successful nominee with international work experience. It is open to all Victorian water industry employees (i.e. all employees of the Association’s member businesses).

Diversity & Inclusion Conference

A new VicWater event that is being held for the first time in 2018.

Director Development Program – Water Sector

This program is arranged and scheduled in conjunction with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).  

Audit & Risk Committee Chairs

This is a free event with attendance open to Audit and/or Risk Committee Chairs from Victorian water corporations. The event provides the group with a networking opportunity, gives them a forum to discuss issues specific to audit and risk and provides them with all important updates from relevant stakeholders.

Water Industry Director Information Session – Dams Safety/Risk Management

DELWP’s Water & Catchment Group in collaboration with VicWater and ANCOLD will be conducting information sessions on dam safety management during March 2017. These sessions will be tailored to suit Board members and senior executives of water corporations that own dams.

VicWater Learning and Development Network Seminar

This event is open to Learning and Development Officers from VicWater member organisations.

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