AWSS2030 National Water Safety Summit

National Water Safety Summit

Event overview

The National Water Safety Summit 2022 will bring together people from across all areas of the water safety sector to reflect on progress and explore opportunities to strengthen alignment to the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030 (AWSS).

This two-day National Summit will focus on:

  • Energising the water safety sector across Australia after a challenging 2 years
  • Connecting, collaborating, and sharing ideas among water safety researchers, policy makers and practitioners
  • Driving the implementation of the AWSS 2030 and key activities towards achieving the goal of a 50% reduction in drowning

Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving are proudly supporting this event on behalf of the Australian Water Safety Council. We expect many friends and colleagues to contribute to the program and help make this event reinforcing of a collaborative approach to reducing drowning in Australia.

This event forms part of Australian plans to commemorate the 2nd UN declared World Drowning Prevention Day on 25 July 2022. This year WHO is encouraging individuals, groups, and governments to do one thing to prevent drowning.

Event details

The National Water Safety Summit 2022 will be held on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August 2022 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. A networking social function is scheduled for the end of day one (Thursday).

Each day will include:

  • Plenary sessions with keynote speakers
  • Short presentations designed to stimulate your thinking
  • Interactive workshopping and discussions