Water Journal : Water Journal February 2014
WATER FEBRUARY 2014 12 AWA waterAUSTRALIA Update NEW ALLIANCES IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA As the peak body for the Australian water industry, AWA is developing new alliances in South-East Asia to provide market access for members and the exchange of market intelligence. These new alliances are being supported by Austrade under the Australian Government's Asian Century Business Engagement Plan. The strategy will provide AWA links with the Government authorities responsible for water and private sector allies to assist with business introductions for AWA members. AWA's CEO and waterAUSTRALIA's Managing Director, Jonathan McKeown, has now met with a range of government agencies and relevant organisations in the private and not-for-pro t sectors in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia to discuss opportunities for collaboration, information exchange, and areas for business growth between both Australian and South-East Asian water industries. These partnerships will help to showcase the capabilities and develop opportunities for the Australian water sector abroad. Some of the organisations visited include the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority , Department of Water Resources and Water Institute for Sustainability, National Water Services Commission, The Royal Irrigation Department, The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority and various private sector organisations in Thailand; Malaysian Water Association and the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water in Malaysia; and Indonesia Infrastructure Initiatives, National Development Planning Agency of Indonesia and the Vice Minister for Public Works, the Vice Governor of Jakarta, and the Mayors of Makassar City and Bandung City in Indonesia. More information about the outcomes of these meetings and further opportunities for collaboration will be provided in the next issue. If you'd like to stay updated on AWA's involvement in the South-East Asian market, please go to www.awa.asn.au/ wateraustralia or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. INVITING WATER INNOVATORS, BUYERS & INVESTORS AWA is inviting water innovators, leading utilities and buyers and investors to participate in the AWA Water Innovation Forum, to be held on 28 April (the day before Ozwater'14). Held for the rst time, the forum will provide a platform for innovators, buyers and investors to discuss strategies to commercialise new innovations and technologies. If you have new technology or an innovation with commercial application in the water sector you need to apply to be a participant at the forum. It will give you expert advice on how to commercialise your product, introduce you to potential partners, and promote your product at the Ozwater exhibition. If you are interested in investing or partnering with new technology the forum will provide you with a broad range of potential new products. These could lead to a commercially viable business opportunity for your business. Take part in tailored business matching and continue networking at the Ozwater'14 exclusive Welcome Networking Evening on Monday 28 April and have the option to extend your stay to meet with over 300 Ozwater'14 trade exhibitors. Can you afford to miss out? Apply now as an innovator or register as a buyer or investor at www.ozwater.org/innovationforum AUSTRALIAN DELEGATION TO SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL WATER WEEK Is your business seeking greater exposure in the South-East Asia market? AWA waterAUSTRALIA is leading a delegation to Singapore in June to participate in Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). A ROUND-UP OF KEY ACTIVITIES This issue, nd out how AWA is creating stronger links in South-East Asian markets, learn how you can get involved in the AWA Water Innovation Forum, and express your interest in the Australian delegation to Singapore International Water Week. Jonathan McKeown with SPAN -- Malaysia's National Water Service.
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