Local Government NSW Water Management Conference 2019

Albury, 2-4 September - Registration Now Open

LGNSW Water Management Conference 2019

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 Conference focusses on these challenges from a variety of perspectives, including government policy, innovation, collaboration and community.

  • The conferenced will be officially opened by The Hon Melinda Pavey MP, NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing.
  • On day one find out the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest predictions; and hear what the Regional Town Water Supply Coordinator thinks are some of the short-term fixes and long-term solutions to water security.
  • The Office of Emergency Management will discuss the criticality of water and sewer infrastructure in the context of drought, while the Department of Industry – Water will discuss how it is working with water utilities on a regional basis to improve water security and planning.
  • On day two, the focus shifts to issues of governance and oversight. Through case studies, delegates will be informed of the responsibilities of elected representatives, while the Department of Industry will talk about regulatory oversight. A panel of councillors will discuss their experiences in water policy, oversight and management.

Full details of topics and speakers can be found on the LGNSW website.

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