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The Australian Hydrographers Association is pleased to announce our inaugural Water Monitoring Skills Training Week.

When: 16 – 19 September 2024

Where: Darwin, Northern Territory

Join with other water quality professionals around Australia for three days of deep learning in Australia’s majestic Top End.

3 CPD Points are allocated to the training courses.


The Program

  • Monday, 16 September 2024 – 5pm Welcome Reception and Exhibition
  • Tuesday, 17 September 2024 – All day Training Courses, Exhibition, Networking Drinks
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2024 – All-day Training Courses and Exhibition
  • Thursday, 19 September 2024 – All-day Training Courses and Exhibition

All attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception on Monday evening, at the training venue – the beautiful Darwin Hilton.

There, you’ll meet others in your industry and enjoy an evening of networking and relaxation while taking in the exhibitor and sponsor trade displays.

Over the next three days, you’ll then immerse yourself in deep learning from our experts in one of the following courses.

What will I learn?

The AHA Training Week comprises in-person training by industry experts in hydrographic basics, real-time water quality monitoring and groundwater monitoring.

Three courses are on offer, with attendees selecting one course for the full three days of training. The courses are:

  • Introduction to hydrometric monitoring
  • Real-time water quality monitoring
  • Groundwater monitoring

Each course has limited attendance, so book early to secure your place.

[Button] Register now (https://bmconferences.eventsair.com/ahatraining2024/registration)

Course: Introduction to hydrometric monitoring

This course is designed for early-career hydrographers as well as consultants, suppliers and managers in the industry. Over the three days, this course will cover:

  • Water Level Sensing
  • Manual Discharge Measurement (Theory and Practical)
  • Hydrometric Site Operation and Maintenance
  • Surveying (Theory and Practical)
  • Discharge Rating Curves Overview
  • Water Quality Sampling
  • Hydrometric Data Management and Reporting.

The course will include a visit to a nearby stream gauging station for the practical component of the training.

Attendees who complete the three-day training will receive a partial Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards the following Units of Competency in the Diploma of Water Industry Operations (NWP50118):

  • NWPHYD007 Stream Discharge Measurement
  • NWPHYD009 Undertake Surveying of Monitoring Sites

Course: Real-time water quality monitoring

  • More information will be available shortly

Attendees who complete the three-day training will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Course: Groundwater monitoring

This course is designed for water quality practitioners in sampling, time series monitoring, and analysis roles.

Over the three days, this course will include:

  • Groundwater 101
  • Management considerations
  • Why collections are made
  • Measuring parameters to understand variable density in coastal groundwater and groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Design of monitoring networks
  • General groundwater level measurement and monitoring
  • Groundwater sampling
  • Contouring to understand groundwater flow directions
  • How the data is used

The course will include a visit to a local groundwater monitoring station for the practical component of the training.

Attendees who complete the three-day training will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

How to book

AHA and affiliate members can register for as little as $660 (early bird pricing)

Non-member registrations start at $880 (early bird pricing)

These training fees are substantially reduced compared with the usual fees for this level of accredited training and are only possible due to the generosity of our sponsors. We thank them for their enormous support. Without them, this Training Week would not be possible.

Early bird pricing ends on 31 July 2024 so don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn and network at this flagship training event.


Early bird pricing

Full registration

AHA and Affiliate Members



Non Member



Early bird rates are available until 31 July 2024.



There are many local options for accommodation close to the venue, so there’s bound to be something to suit all budgets. For information on where to stay, visit this NT guide on where to stay in Darwin 
But if you’re after a little bit of luxury, why not stay at the Training Week venue, the Darwin Hilton? Enjoy spectacular views of the Darwin Harbour over drinks or dine at the multi-award-winning PepperBerry restaurant.

Discounted accommodation at the Hilton is available  Hilton Darwin Discount (Discount link on its way – we are waiting on the hilton to provide it)


Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors

AHA Training Week Sponsors and Exhibitors have the opportunity to share their products, services and expertise with Australia’s leading hydrographers and water quality professionals.

By becoming an Event Sponsor or Exhibitor, you can:

  • increase your brand awareness
  • strengthen your profile in the industry
  • access a targeted and engaged audience
  • be recognised for supporting and advancing the field of hydrometry and water monitoring, and
  • demonstrate your social responsibility by keeping the event accessible and affordable for all.

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to display a trade table in the catering area so their goods and services will be at the forefront during all those important break times over the three days. Exhibitor investment is $2,200.

Sponsors will have additional branding opportunities before, during and after the Training Week. Sponsor investment is $3,300.

Priority for sponsorship and exhibition will be given to our ★★★★ 4-star Corporate Partners so this is a perfect opportunity to consider becoming an AHA partner.

Register your interest in becoming a Sponsor or Exhibitor now.


Trade Display



Trestle table space for product demonstration

Trestle table space for product demonstration

2 x exhibitor registrations

1 x exhibitor registration

Banner display




Welcome Address at Welcome Reception


Logo display



For more information please contact:

Agnes Zalan
BM Conferences
E: events@bmconferences.com.au
M: 0418 147 831