Organising Committee

Organising Committee

The International WaterCentreAustralian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian WASH Reference Group are proud to organise and the support the development of WASH Futures 2018.



WASH Reference Group

The Water and Sanitation Reference Group is a community of practice of dedicated non-government organisations and research institutions who are working together to enhance Australian-based sanitation and water initiatives overseas.

Our aims

The WASH Reference Group aims to strengthen and improve the quality of Australia’s response to the global sanitation and water crisis. We do this through a community of practice of Australian NGOs, academia and the private sector that come together to exchange knowledge and best practice and build awareness and support for WASH.

Members of the Group interact regularly on an informal and formal basis. The Group also regularly engages in constructive dialogue with Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which recognises the Reference Group as a focal point for engagement and policy and programming dialogue on WASH.


WASH reference group members


International WaterCentre

Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Plan International

Live and Learn Environmental Education


Australian Water Association


Australian Foundation for the People’s of Asia and the Pacific (AFAP)

CARE Australia


Centre for Appropriate Technology (ICAT)

Child Fund Australia

Engineers Without Borders

International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA)

Nossal Institute, Melbourne University

Red Cross Australia

Save the Children
Uniting World


World Vision