We were guilty of not participating. Water Industry Alliance particularly helps through its marketing activities, industry events and networking opportunities, in addition to the overall exposure it creates for a new company into the national or international markets, you would be a fool not to participate.

Damien Lamb, Manager Central Region, Hydramet

Karlene Maywald Appointed Special Advisor Water Opportunities

With South Australia’s water expertise under high demand in markets across the globe, former Chair of Australia’s National Water Commission, Karlene Maywald, has been appointed as Strategic Advisor – Water Opportunities.

Ms Maywald will assist in selling South Australia’s water expertise globally, where South Australia is a leader in water policy development, efficient irrigation, managed aquifer recharge, small scale wastewater management, water quality analysis and management and predictive analytics and modelling,

Andy Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of the Water Industry Alliance has welcomed the appointment and the renewed focus on the state’s sector.

With growing international interest from governments wanting to engage with the South Australian water sector the Water Industry Alliance’s recently launched export strategy is set to help WIA members look at opportunities in global markets. It is tailored to utilise and leverage the industry experience and help emerging exporters expand into new global markets.

For the full media release, click here.

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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.

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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 at the following page: http://www.waterindustry.com.au/news/sarms-iiip

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Upcoming Events

  • September Roundtable Luncheon 2015

    When: 14th Sep 15
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Where: Finniss Room, British Hotel, North Adelaide

    Principal & Leading Edge members are invited to join us for the September Roundtable with special guest, John Ringham, Chief Executive of SA Water.


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  • September Thinktank

    When: 23rd Sep 15
    Time: 3:00 PM
    Where: SA Water, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide

    Principal and Leading Edge members are invited to attend the September Thinktank Session - The Future of the Smart Water Utility.


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