Events

Booking Information

Venue

Virtual event


accessible from your workstation

Date

21 Apr 2021

AEST

Time

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Industry

Water & Environment

Reference No

CMP-18178-J5L8R0

2021 Water and Wastewater Opportunities in Fiji and the Pacific

About event:

Austrade invites you to participate in a webinar on 2021 Water and Wastewater Opportunities in Fiji and the Pacific.

The webinar will profile water and wastewater opportunities in Fiji and the Pacific and is targeted at Australian business in the water and wastewater sector, already active in the Pacific or considering entering Pacific markets.

For Fiji and many other Pacific countries, access to clean and reliable water is a key priority. With high urban and peri-urban growth and an explosion of informal settlements, existing and ageing infrastructure is struggling to meet growing demand.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides scaled up support and funding to Pacific Governments and water utilities to improve and climate proof the quality of water infrastructure and strengthen the operational performance. The Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) is also engaged in supporting infrastructure projects.

With many projects implementing Australian standards (WSAA), Australian businesses are well placed to supply the products and services needed to participate in new projects or assist in maintaining or upgrading the existing infrastructure.

The 2021 Water and Wastewater Opportunities in Fiji and the Pacific will feature presentations and discussions from the Water Authority of Fiji, Asian Development Bank and Australian Infrastructure Finance Facility of the Pacific.

Barry Omundson, CEO of Water Authority of Fiji (WAF), will provide a brief on the state of affairs at WAF - challenges, opportunities and work plan of capital projects and maintenance works. He will provide a brief on private sector engagement and procurement process.

Kristina Katich, Senior Urban Development Specialist, at ADB will provide a brief on water and wastewater projects in the pipeline in the Pacific and also update on ADB’s procurement process.

Rob Jauncey, CIO at AIFFP, will provide an update on water and wastewater projects in the pipeline in the Pacific and its procurement process.

Speakers will present for around 8 – 10 minutes each.

A Q&A session will follow the presentations

Who should attend:

Australian businesses in:

  • Engineering services
  • Hydraulic designs
  • Maintenance and repair service providers
  • Water and wastewater treatment solutions
  • Innovative technologies suppliers to improve decision making
  • Smart meters solution providers.
  • Industry training providers.
Speakers:
  • Barry Omundson – Chief Executive Officer, Water Authority of Fiji
  • Kristina Katich – Senior Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
  • Rob Jauncey - Chief Investment Officer, Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific
Please note:

Austrade is recording this webinar session and may make the recorded version of the webinar (including all audio and visual elements) accessible to internal Austrade staff and the general public via the Austrade website and other communication means. For further information refer to the Privacy Policy.

Costs:

These events are free, but participants must register. The registration confirmation email will include all webinar log-on information.

Registration:

Register online

For more information please contact:

Maneesh Sundar
Senior BDM
Austrade
E: maneesh.sundar@austrade.gov.au

Sheila Lunter
Trade Commissioner Pacific & Timor-Leste
Austrade
E: sheila.lunter@austrade.gov.au