Environmental Stewardship: Caring for Country and advancing sustainability in the Victorian water sector

The Victorian water industry demonstrates unwavering commitment to addressing the challenges of our changing climate through innovative strategies, sustainable practices, and collaborative efforts.
This 2024 conference will focus on the environment as we explore how to care for Country and embrace environmental stewardship.
Through insightful discussions and shared experiences, we aim to inspire a collective dedication to ensuring a resilient and sustainable water future for generations to come.


Tuesday 10 September

WWDN Event
4:30 pm to 6 pm
, Flinders Room, The Langham Melbourne

6 pm to 7.30 pm: Delegates are invited for a relaxed catch up in the Aria Bar, Podium Level,
The Langham Melbourne. It’s a chance to catch up with peers, grab a drink and light bite.

Wednesday 11 September

Conference Day 1 Program
8:30 am to 5 pm:
 The Ballroom, The Langham Melbourne

Annual Conference Dinner
6.30 pm:
The Ballroom, The Langham Melbourne

Thursday 12 September

Conference Day 2 Program
8:30 am to 1 pm:
 The Ballroom, The Langham Melbourne


Tim Flannery
Professor Tim Flannery
The Hon. Harriet Shing
Minister for Water
David Middleton
Chair, VicWater
Jo Lim
Jo Lim
CEO, VicWater
Kate Symons
Kate Symons
Chairperson and Commissioner, ESC

Full Speaker List to be confirmed.


The Langham Melbourne – 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006

Our brilliant venue is The Langham, Melbourne. With sweeping vistas of the Yarra River and Melbourne skyline, you will find The Langham located amidst the city’s Arts and Leisure precinct, along the famous Southbank Boulevard.

Attendees will enjoy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day, plus a ticket to attend the Annual Conference Dinner on Wednesday evening.

For those arriving on Tuesday evening, we invite you to join us for a welcome drink in the Aria Bar (Podium Level) from 6pm.


The Langham

The Langham Hotel offers 388 rooms and suites, each with a magnificent view of the Yarra River or city skyline.

VicWater has reserved a small number of rooms at a special rate, for those seeking the convenience of accommodation at the Conference venue.

All rooms include a full buffet breakfast, and in-room high speed internet. Onsite parking is additional.

Payment is to be made directly to the hotel for your accommodation only. Please note rooms are subject to availability.

Book early to secure our special discount.


VicWater Members include all staff and board directors from the 18 Victorian water authorities and Associate Members.

Please contact us if you require further details.

Please note parking and accommodation are not included in your Conference ticket.

No, parking and accommodation are not included in the Conference tickets.

For delegates staying at The Langham, parking is additional to your accommodation.

While VicWater and The Langham will try our best to accommodate special dietary requirements, we can only accommodate requests if notified prior to the event.

Please ensure you complete this item during registration.

Please refer to our cancellation policy below.

This event will be recorded and available to watch on replay.

Participants participating in Q&A and/or workshops understand and agree that any comments or activities including photography, film, quotes, and/or recordings during this event may be used in VicWater publications and promotional materials.


Don’t miss your chance to be part of our premier event. Tailored exclusively to senior management and board directors, the VicWater Annual Conference aims to challenge and provoke the issues that matter and shape the Victorian water industry.

Secure your place now!

Conference Ticket Includes:

  • Welcome Drinks (Tuesday Evening)
  • 2-Day Program (Wednesday & Thursday)
  • Annual Conference Dinner (Wednesday Night)
  • Access to the full Program Replay
VicWater Members:  $1,900 +GST
Non-Members: $2,200 +GST
Ticket sales close 2 September 2024

If you are unable to attend the Conference, you have the following options:

  1. You may transfer your in-person ticket to another board or staff member from your organisation to attend in your place. Please contact us to arrange a ticket transfer if required.
  2. You may cancel your ticket and receive a 100% refund. This may be done no later than Friday 30 August 2024 (12 days prior). After this date we can only issue a refund in accordance with the Extenuating Circumstances conditions outlined below.

Extenuating circumstances

Where extenuating circumstances apply, VicWater will reasonably consider a request for a cancellation outside the cut-off times specified above. The request must be in writing and must outline the relevant extenuating circumstances.

‘Extenuating circumstances’ include if you or a close family member have a serious illness or injury, or if you have other compelling personal reasons.

Where VicWater consents to a cancellation in extenuating circumstances, a partial refund of $1,100* will apply:

*Based on third-party venue, catering and technical costs that VicWater has already incurred and is unable to recover at the time of the request.


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