Make sure you join us for the 2017 Smart Water Awards

Mr Robran Cock, Chair of the Water Industry Alliance invites to attend the 2017 Smart Water Awards Ceremony and  Luncheon.

Join us in celebrating the achievements of the South Australian water industry and help us congratulate the 2017 award winners. 

The Honourable Ian Hunter MLC, Minister for Water and the River Murray will officially open the 2017 Awards, with Ali Clarke, ABC Radio Mornings Presenter joining us as the Master of Ceremonies.

Nigel McBride, CEO of Business SA is the keynote speaker for the event and will share his insights on the issues facing the State economy, the importance of businesses looking upwards and outwards and the role businesses play in ensuring South Australia's growth and prosperity.  

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to network with your peers and learn more about the exciting initiatives being developed by the companies, research organisations and government departments shaping the water sector.  

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China Delegation, May 2017

This week WIA members including Australian Water Environments, Aqueon, Wallbridge and Gilbert, and Alano Water are participating in the South Australian Business Delegation to China.

The WIA companies, all of whom are part of the Australia China Sponge City Consortium, have this week been participating in high level discussions with government agencies and businesses in Qingdao. The focus of discussions has been water security, stormwater management and water treatment. 

Steve Morton, General Manager Stormwater Management Authority and Water Industry Alliance Board Member is leading the stream and said that the discussions so far have highlighted the significant opportunities for South Australian water businesses. 

Later this week the group move to Jinan where they will be having specific discussions about contract opportunities under the China Sponge City Initiative.

Inbound Philippines Delegation

In early May 2017, the WIA supported a group from the Philippines visiting South Australia to learn more about our water capabilities.  With a busy itinerary covering ASR sites, research, and engineering projects across greater Adelaide, we were able to demonstrate our expertise.

South Australia was identified as a key location for a benchmarking study tour on MAR due to our leading expertise and knowledge. A small group from the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology at the University of the Philippines visited Adelaide from 1st – 4th May. The tour was organised by renowned scientist Peter Dillon and hosted by the Water Industry Alliance.  

Thanks to all involved who gave their time, shared knowledge, and made the visit productive and enjoyable for our guests.

India Water Week 2017

India Water Week (IWW) 2017 will be held from 10 - 14 October 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

India Water Week is an annual forum where the Ministry of Water Resources, RD&GR, and Government of lndia discusses, talks, strategizes with eminent stakeholders through seminars, exhibitions and sessions to build public awareness, to get support to implement key strategies for conservation, preservation and optimum use of available water. This is the fifth event of its kind with the theme "Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth" focusing on improving role of water use across all sectors.

To find out more about India Water Week 2017, click here.

EFIC SME Networking Session - Learn from Real Experience

The Polaris Centre, in partnership with the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC), is hosting a free networking event for exporters or businesses that are looking to export on Wednesday the 31st of May.   

The event will provide small and medium businesses with an opportunity to hear about the support EFIC can offer, and from successful South Australian exporters discussing the challenges they've faced, their success stories, and their learnings, followed by networking. 

The speakers for the event will include Andrew Perkins, State Director of EFIC in South Australia; Phil Marley, Group Manager Legal & Commercial at Codan Limited; and more.

This is a great opportunity to listen from successful exporters and network with other local businesses. 

To learn more about the EFIC Networking Session and other current export related opportunities, 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.


2017 May Members Night

Member Showcase
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday 23 May 2017
SA Water, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Next Stage of Business Growth
Breakfast Seminar

7:15am - 9:00am
Friday 16 June 2017
Kain Lawyers, 315 Wakefield St, Adelaide

2017 June Members Night
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday 20 June 2017
SA Water, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide

2017 Smart Water Awards
7 July 2017
11:30am - 2:30pm
Adelaide Convention Centre
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