Water and WASH Futures Conference

 Water and WASH Futures 2023: Achieving SDG 6 in a Changing Climate

13-17 February 2023 | Brisbane, Australia

The Water and WASH Futures Conference 2023 is part of the Water and WASH Futures knowledge forums – a series of knowledge sharing and learning activities for practitioners and professionals in the international water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resource management (WRM) sectors. We also encourage and welcome participation by those working on water and WASH in connected sectors such as health, education, environment and climate change, agriculture and production, economic development, governance, GEDSI and finance. 

 The Water and WASH Futures Conference 2023 will bring together WASH and WRM professionals and actors from connected sectors, to discuss the challenges facing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 targets, in the context of a changing climate. Not only are our weather and climatic systems changing, but so too is our society, as demographics and populations change, urbanisation increases, technology advances and water-use behaviours change. 

Registrations now open

Registrations now open

Register now for the Water and WASH Futures Conference 2023 and join us in-person in Brisbane, Australia

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Conference Program

Conference Program

The Water and WASH Futures Conference 2023 program is now available!

We also have a range of additional activities taking place throughout the conference, learn more about the Trade Exhibition, Early Career Professional Program and Study Tours and optional activities!


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Conference Plenary Livestream

Conference Plenary Livestream

Are you interesting in joining us for our plenary sessions but unable to join us in person?  Register today for our conference plenary livestream!

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Conference Themes

Conference Themes

The six priority themes are:

  • Tackling local water security and scarcity
  • Climate-resilient WASH in practice
  • Mitigating climate change through WASH and WRM
  • Improving hygiene practices in a climate-stressed and COVID19 world
  • GEDSI – from inclusion to transformation in water management and WASH
  • Strengthening WRM and WASH enabling environments for resilient services and integrated approaches.
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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.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

We are very grateful for our leading partners and sponsors who are supporting this event.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you recommend any nearby accommodation for the duration of the conference?

The conference has negotiated special rates at the below properties across the conference dates. You are able to book these via the registration page and learn about these options here: https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/WASH23/accommodation.html 

How do I get from the airport to my accommodation and/or the conference?

There are multiple ways which you can commute into Brisbane city from the airport.

Some of the options are listed here: https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/WASH23/transfers.html

What are the Visa options available for entry into Australia?

The visa process can take some time and we recommend starting the process as soon as early as possible. We encourage you to check the relevant country regulations surrounding COVID-19.

If travelling internationally you will need to obtain your respective visas for entry into Australia once registration is completed. We recommend that you contact the Australian embassy or consulate in your country, to make arrangements and obtain the necessary visa to ensure that all necessary documents are submitted.

Alternatively you are able to click here to conduct your respective visa application and seek further information.


What are the current COVID-19 requirements for Brisbane?

I need assistance with my conference registration, who do I contact?

Please contact Chloe Sheridan from DreamWeavers Events (who are our event managers): https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/WASH23/contact-us.html

I am a presenter at the conference, where do i find information about presentations guidelines?

You can find the latest presenter information kits here: https://washfutures.com/presenter-information/


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Previous conferences

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The Water and WASH Futures team are pleased to partner with the following organisations to deliver this conference.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.

The International WaterCentre seeks to develop the skills and knowledge in individuals, communities and organisations to drive systemic and lasting change.
IWC does this by employing a diverse range of strategies that have integrated approaches to water management at their core to strengthen the capabilities of individuals, communities and organisations.

Water for Women is the Australian Government’s flagship water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program supporting improved health, gender equality and wellbeing in Asian and Pacific communities through socially inclusive and sustainable WASH projects and research.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) envisions a water-secure and resilient Asia and the Pacific, supporting ADB developing member countries through investments for better water services and careful management of water resources. http://www.adb.org/water

The Water and WASH Futures team are grateful to have received sponsorship from the following organisations for this event: