About Us

The WAO Summit is a six day annual event held in the Southern Lakes District. Its aim is to educate, inspire and enable our transition as a community and nation to a healthy, thriving, diverse, carbon zero community.  

We are living in a decade of massive change spurred on by the reality of climate change, a shift in economic paradigms and measures taken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. This is going to bring many challenges and but also opportunities.

To adapt to the new economic and environmental reality, we will have the change the way that we govern, work and behave. With this in mind, WAO was set up to help communities through this transition period. We look to inspire, educate and enable communities to look towards the opportunities created by this transition and help to shape a future that looks towards not just a sustainable future, but one where we give back more than we take.

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For more information about who we are, what we do, our people and our impact, visit our main WAO website here.