Principal sponsor for the World Water Congress & Exhibition:

Australia – water partners for development brings together the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Bureau of Meteorology, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation, and the Australian Water Partnership (representing 100 Australian public and private sector organisations).

Australia is sharing its experience in the sustainable and equitable management of water resources internationally. Our exhibition and speaking program highlights Australia’s achievements in water policymaking, weather and water information and forecasting, water resource assessment, and river basin planning and operations. It showcases the science, tools and services that deliver a reliable picture of Australia’s water resources to inform the development of policies and strategies for effective water resource management.

Visit our gateway to Australian expertise and technology and discuss ways to improve water security and manage water to sustain livelihoods and economic well-being in your country.

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Platinum sponsors

Brisbane city

Brisbane is home to more than one million people and is renowned for its riverside location, distinctive subtropical climate and friendly relaxed lifestyle – all of which attract businesses, workers and tourists from across the world.

Brisbane City Council aims to:

  • enhance the quality of life for the people of Brisbane
  • build vibrant communities
  • improve the quality and value of services to support the sustainable economic growth
  • improve the city’s infrastructure to protect and enhance the natural and built environment.

Today, Brisbane City Council is the largest local government in Australia, both in population and budget.

Queensland Government

Advancing Queensland – State-wide Innovation with Global Impact

Water is fundamental to the wellbeing of Queenslanders, the State’s economic development and the protection of its rich natural values.  Queensland government is at the forefront of innovative and pioneering policy and programs including: world leading basin management approaches that balance competing uses, a system of tradeable water entitlements, long-term planning for water security to deal with floods and droughts, diverse water services infrastructure and community water conservation and engagement programs. A key focus is managing the rivers flowing to the Great Barrier Reef to protect this natural asset. These outcomes are underpinned by collaborative contemporary science and science-to-practice partnerships.


Xylem. Derived from classical Greek, our name refers to the supporting tissues that help transport water and nutrients from a plant’s roots to its leaves.

To the people of Xylem, our name stands for our promise to live our values while solving our customers’ most challenging water problems, and to set industry standards for fluid technology applications and water solutions.

Xylem comprises five growth centers – Transport, Treatment, Dewatering, Analytics and Applied Water Systems. These businesses are interconnected, anticipating and reflecting evolving needs and sharing their applications expertise to cover every stage of the water cycle.

Gold sponsors


Poten Environment Group is a pioneer and leading provider in water and environmental protection services in China and all around the world. Poten designs, builds and operates state of the art innovative water and wastewater treatment infrastructures, soil remediation and restoration, as well as developing cutting edge water and environment monitoring and testing systems. Poten commits to create innovative solutions for a better environment.


Pure Technologies is a world leader in the development and application of innovative technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of large diameter water and wastewater pressure pipelines. Pure’s expertise and technologies are being used around the world to help utility operators mitigate pipeline deterioration and maximize capital budgets for rehabilitation and replacement programs.


SCINOR is an integrated corporation based in china. Covering the full spectrum of water treatment including membrane R&D and sales, EPC projects and system optimization/operations. Our market experience includes industrial water treatment and reuse, municipal water supply, advanced sewage treatment and reuse, brackish water and seawater desalination, and zero liquid discharge.


Water, waste-based secondary materials and energy are essential for the vitality of human activities. We provide expert water optimization services in water networks, engineering, equipment, operation and maintenance. We pioneer advanced solutions through waste water recycling and seawater desalination. We ensure waste collection and disposal and promote waste recovery to generate renewable waste based energy and secondary raw materials. We offer innovative solutions in consulting for the sustainable urban development.

Griffith University

Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university—challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions. Ranking in the top five per cent of universities worldwide, its future-focused degrees are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers.

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. The University of Queensland ranks in the top 50 as measured by the QS World University Rankings and the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 52 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 60 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 77 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.


Vewin is the association of drinking water companies in The Netherlands. Vewin represents the common interests of its member utilities in national and international politics and institutions. The ten Dutch drinking water companies provide water of outstanding quality. Their unique selling point is the absence of chlorination, due to a long-standing focus on water quality from source to tap. Besides water quality, the sector pays much attention to provide sustainable and efficient services to the customer.

Congress App Sponsor


Water360 is a new international water education and engagement toolkit managed by Australian Water Secure Innovations Ltd (WaterSecure Innovations), a not-for-profit company formed with support by the Australian water industry. Water360 products are based on extensive R&D to help drive innovation and efficiency for the water industry, in Australia and internationally.

Supporting Partner


Australian Water Association

The Australian Water Association is Australia’s peak national water organisation, delivering information, expertise and collaboration for sustainable water management. Membership is made up of professionals and practitioners working in utilities, science and research, energy and resources, manufacturing and agriculture; and includes both the water sector (government owned water utilities, water departments and policy experts) and the private sector (privately owned water utilities, contractors, consultants, and suppliers). We have an active branch network across all Australian States and Territories and maintain extensive international links, including with the International Water Association.

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