May 19-25, 2018
Melbourne & Yarra Valley
Waterlution acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which WIL Australia gathered and started their week-long journey in Melbourne, the Wurundjeri and BoonWurrung/Bunurong peoples. We further extend this acknowledgement to the Wurundjeri on whose traditional land we spent 4 days in the Yarra Valley. We acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders past and present. We acknowledge their hard work in caring for country and the waterways.
In partnership with Lead Partners Melbourne Water and Clearwater, Innovation Partners Water Services Association of Australia and Jacobs, and several institutional partners, the first edition of the Water Innovation Lab in Australia was a resounding success. WIL Australia took place in Melbourne and Yarra Valley from May 19-25, 2018. 50 young leaders and mentors from Australia, Canada and 12 other countries, were brought together to build capacity to collaborate within the Australian and regional context for a resilient water future.