Local Government NSW Water Management Conference 2019

Albury, 2-4 September - Registration Now Open

Local Government NSW Water Conference 2019 - Focusing on the challenges of the drought

With much of NSW in the grip of severe drought, many councils are facing significant and unprecedented challenges in providing their communities with an ongoing supply of safe water.

This year’s LGNSW Water conference (Albury, 2-4 September) provides a timely and important opportunity to connect with colleagues, hear about the challenges facing communities across NSW and seek solutions to water supply and management into the future.


The program aims to explore challenges from a variety of perspectives including government policy, innovation, collaboration and community.

Highlights include:

  • official opening and address by The Hon Melinda Pavey MP, NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing
  • presentation on ‘Short-term fixes and long-term solutions, water supply issues in NSW regional towns'
  • climate and water briefing for NSW, Bureau of Meteorology
  • ‘Urban water policy, management and supply - a councillor’s perspective’ panel discussion
  • Discussion on water scarcity, security and community resilience

Site visits:

A site visit to the magnificent Hume Dam led by WaterNSW and The Murray-Darling Basin Authority, followed by a viewing of the beautiful Wonga Wetlands (a pioneering method for using treated wastewater to improve and enhance the natural environment)

There will also be a forum for members of the NSW Water Directorate to discuss the management of local water utilities, as an alternative to the site visits.

View the draft program.


Registration closes in three weeks (19 August) so book online today to secure your place.

For full details, download the registration brochure.

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