Ozwater’21 lecture hall


“This year’s Ozwater was our largest in Adelaide and the biggest water event in the world since COVID began. It was fantastic to safely bring together over 2,500 attendees from across the country and over 100 people online to reimagine our water future.”

Corinne Cheeseman, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Water Association

Ozwater’21 indigenous performance
Ozwater’21 event floor

Ozwater’21 highlighted the value of business events to our state’s recovery. In addition to injecting AUD$5.2M into the local economy, Ozwater’21 provided South Australia the opportunity to showcase its strengths within the water industry. The event’s significant exhibition component meant the opportunities for trade and investments were vast, which resulted in strong economic tail and lasting legacy for both the Australian Water Association and the water industry at large.”

Damien Kitto, Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Convention Bureau

Ozwater’21 fairylight entrance

“Ozwater’21 shows what can be achieved when organisers are determined and go through the right processes and practices to ensure the safe delivery of a face-to-face business event. It was encouraging to see the Ozwater team rewarded for their efforts with record attendance, and in partnership with the Adelaide Convention Centre, deliver a successful event which will inspire confidence for the rest of the industry as we all continue to move through the recovery period. It was a definite thrill to welcome the activity and energy back to our venue. It didn’t just give a lift to the destination and the Centre, but served as a means to energise our staff, reminding our team of who we are, why we’re here and what it is that we do best.”

Simon Burgess, General Manager, Adelaide Convention Centre