WaWF Conference

The Water and WASH Futures 2023 event is part of a series of conferences that have targeted practitioners working in the international WASH sector. This event will bring together both WASH and WRM professionals to discuss the challenges facing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 targets, in the context of a changing climate.

Water and WASH Futures 2023: Achieving SDG 6 in a Changing Climate
February 2023 | Brisbane, Australia

Global development professionals and communities are working hard towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, but climate change is highlighting the critical need for water, sanitation and hygiene and water resource management professionals to work together. Join us to forge integrated approaches to achieving SDG 6 in a changing climate, to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Key Dates

April 2022

Call for Abstracts

June 2022

Registrations Open

Feb 2023

Water and WASH Futures Conference

Key themes

Key themes

Note that these themes are subject to change prior to Call for Abstracts in April 2022. Please ensure that you are subscribed to our newsletter to keep up-to-date with our news and details.

  • Sustainable water management for water, sanitation and hygiene
  • From inclusion to transformation
  • Adapting policy and practice for climate preparedness, disaster response, mitigation and resilience
  • Tackling WASH and WRM in Pacific Small Island Developing States
  • Linking data to decision-making and impact
  • Strengthening governance, collaboration and resourcing to improve sector performance
  • Special theme: improving hygiene practices to mitigate the impact of infectious diseases
WaWF Committee

WaWF Committee

A diverse committee has been convened to guide the design and delivery of Water and WASH Futures events. The Committees have invested considerable time and enthusiasm in developing both the new online forums and the in-person conference themes and preparing an exciting conference program.

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The Water and WASH Futures 2023 conference will take place in February 2023 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, located in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank cultural precinct.

Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River and just a 10 minute walk from Brisbane’s CBD, South Bank offers 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries and a range of accommodation options to suit any budget.


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Previous conferences

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