Rachel Barratt Appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Water Industry Alliance
After completing a full, open and public recruitment process, I am pleased to announce Rachel Barratt as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Water Industry Alliance.

Rachel brings extensive experience to the role having worked in the water industry for nearly 20 years. In that time she has held senior roles within government and as an independent consultant.  

Most recently, Rachel has been the Managing Director of Consilius Pty Ltd, a South Australian consulting firm that has provided specialist policy, planning, partnerships and business development advice to agencies and organisations within the natural resource and community sectors.  Prior to this, Rachel was Director, Strategy in the SA Department for Water. Rachel has also been a member of the South Australian Murray- Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board and played a key role in the development of Water for Good, South Australia’s Plan to secure water until 2050. 

Having worked across the sector, Rachel has an excellent understanding of the issues and stakeholders involved in the South Australian water industry.   I am delighted that members will be able to benefit from this rich and varied set of skills.

Rachel will be taking up the role in mid-July leading the WIA Executive team and working with the WIA members and industry stakeholders to grow South Australia’s water Industry capabilities.

Please click here to view the full media release.

Yours Sincerely,

Judith Bradsen
Water Industry Alliance

Water Industry Alliance 2016/17 Membership Offering

While your membership officially expires on 30th June, we know how busy our members are so you can renew any time between now and 31 July 2016.

Click here to view the 2016/17 Membership Program and Offering.

The Water Industry Alliance continues to offer a membership package to suit all those with an interest in the South Australian water industry. Each year the value proposition is reviewed and strengthened based on feedback from you, the members. Please visit the Membership page for further details on the 2016/17 Membership Offering.

Renew now! -  log in to the WIA website, click on the link to your company under your contact details and click the 'Renew Now' button. Please note, only Membership Administrators (Primary Contacts) are able to access the membership information. Please contact us if you need assistance with your renewal.

2016 Australian Technologies Competition

Enter the 2016 Australian Technologies Competition to Give your Business a Competitive Edge!

The Australian Technologies Competition identifies, mentors and profiles Australia’s leading technologies with global potential. The Competition provides mentoring for our innovative SMEs and awards those who are best positioned to become global success stories.

Over the last five years, the Competition has generated over $250 million dollars in investment and project opportunities for Australian SMEs. It has attracted over 700 entries and 125 companies have so far benefitted from the mentoring program.

The Competition is much more than just another awards ceremony. The Top 30 companies win entry to an intensive Business Accelerator Program which provides access to expert mentors and connections to investors, customers, specialist advisors, grant programs and international markets.

Entry for the 2016 Australian Technologies Competition is now open, and closes at 11:59pm AEST on 11 July 2016. To enter, please click here.

Smart Specialisation Clusters

The South Australian water industry has a number of areas where it has excelled and is now one of the global leaders. Some of these areas have been identified and specialisation groups have been formed to foster the continued leadership of the technologies and the companies, government departments and research & training institutions that drive them forward.

The WIA facilitates two globally leading smart specialisation groups, MAR Hub and WaRDA, cluster groups who hold expertise in managed aquifer recharge and wastewater for regional and decentralised applications.

For further information on MAR Hub and WaRDA, please click here  .

SARMS-IIIP Capability Listing

The Water Industry Alliance has opened to all companies the opportunity to register their capabilities for inclusion in the Irrigation Capability Irrigation Industry Service Provider Directory. All the details both of how to access the service provider directory and how to submit your company's capabilities are available here .

Upcoming Events

MARHub Leadership Group Meeting
10.00am - 11.30am,
Thursday 30 June 2016,
Millbrook Meeting Room,
Level 2, 250 Victoria Sq,

Cluster Lunch & Learn
11.30am - 1.00pm
Thursday 30 June 2016
Kangaroo Creek Meeting Room,
Level 2, 250 Victoria Sq,

WaRDA Leadership Group Meeting
1.00pm - 2.30pm
Thursday 30 June 2016
Kangaroo Creek Meeting Room,
Level 2, 250 Victoria Sq,

WIA Smart Water Awards
11.30am - 2.30pm,
Friday 15 July 2016
Adelaide Convention Centre

August Members Night  
5:15pm, Tuesday 16 August
SA Water Learning Centre, 
250 Victoria Sq, Adelaide


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