WSAA is hosting three sessions at Ozwater'22 on Wednesday 11 May in Brisbane. The sessions will cover reaching Net Zero, towards resilience and digital innovation.

SESSION 1: 10.45AM - 12.15PM 

Reaching Net Zero, and fast – Lofty ambition or essential goal? How to overcome roadblocks?

The commitment of the industry to Race to Zero shows we are ready to step up and lead in the area of climate change.  But what does leading in this space mean and what do our customers think? Hear from industry leaders on utility actions to meet Race to Zero commitments, insights from our recent work with customers about their willingness to pay for carbon offsets, and water’s role in a hydrogen fuelled future.

Presenters and panellists:

  • Roch Cheroux, WSAA Chair and Managing Director, Sydney Water
  • Steve Capewell, Managing Director, Goulburn Valley Water
  • Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water
  • Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive Officer, Watercare, NZ
  • Louise Dudley, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Utilities
  • Adam Lovell, Executive Director, WSAA
  • Danielle Francis, Manager Liveable Communities, WSAA
  • Elliot Stuart, Liveable Communities Advisor
SESSION 2: 1.15PM - 3.15PM

Towards resilience: building back better

Like other industries and communities, the urban water industry has faced many recent challenges including COVID-19, supply chain pressures and climate extremes in bushfires and most recently floods. In this session we will hear case studies on the learnings from these challenges and how the industry is seeking to build resilience for future challenges.

Presenters and panelists:

  • David Ryan, Chief Executive, SA Water
  • Neil Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, Seqwater
  • Brie Jowett, Manager Water and Wastewater Operations, Tweed Shire Council
  • Dr Nerina Di Lorenzo, Managing Director, Melbourne Water
  • Pat McCafferty, Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water
  • Darren Cleary, Managing Director, Hunter Water
  • Adam Lovell, Executive Director, WSAA
SESSION 3: 4.00PM - 5.30PM

Digital innovation in the urban water industry

This session will look at digital innovation across different aspects of the urban water industry including asset management, customer outcomes and in creating efficiencies. Hear case studies from utilities embracing digital to transform internal operations and create better outcomes for customers.

Presenters and panelists:

  • Maree Lang, Managing Director, Greater Western Water
  • Lara Olsen, Managing Director, South East Water
  • Francois Gouws, Managing Director, Trility
  • Jo Murdoch, Managing Director, North East Water
  • Peter Grevatt, Water Research Foundation
  • Jamie Mills, Chair BIM4Water UK
  • Adam Lovell, Executive Director, WSAA


26 Apr 2022

Sandi Kolbe

Sandi Kolbe

Communications Manager