About

Next Water is Australia’s premier research for industry event.

For more than a decade Water Research Australia (WaterRA) has been a successful hub for collaboration and innovation on water issues. Our collaborative research efforts translate to real-world solutions for the water industry so generations of Australians can thrive now and in the future.

In 2019 our annual research and innovation conference took a fresh approach in the form of Next Water an interactive event designed to address current industry challenges and look at how research will drive the way forward. The event also incorporated WaterRA’s 10-year anniversary Gala Dinner, celebrating our achievements in ensuring the safety, security and sustainability of the world’s most vital resource.

The event revisited the water industry’s past – highlighting research which has and will continue to transform the industry – and used this as a platform to determine what impact and innovation needs to occur to address future challenges.

Next Water is a distinctive opportunity to inspire the water industry, hear from leading thinkers and stimulate research ideas and solutions that will better equip utilities to get ahead of the curve.

HOST ORGANISATION

Water Research Australia (WaterRA) is dedicated to ensuring the safety, security and sustainability of the world’s most vital resource – WATER.

We create, manage, share and translate collaborative research into real solutions for the water sector so generations of Australians can thrive now and in the future.

SPONSORSHIP

WaterRA is seeking future sponsors to join them in delivering this event.

ATTENDEE PROFILE

Over 200 delegates attended Next Water in 2019. Delegates represented all levels of government, researchers, utilities, non-government organisations and consultants.

VENUE

The venue for 2019 was the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Victoria, Australia.