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Professor Mike Young, Environment Institute - University of Adelaide

Newly Appointed WIA Board of Directors

As a result of the recent WIA AGM, we would like to congratulate the 2015 Board of Directors.

Judith Bradsen, Cowell Clarke
Robran Cock, TRILITY
Keith Downard, Tonkin Consulting
Michael LeVene, APC Integration
Jim McGuire, SA Water
Andrew Sarich, RPC Technologies
Philip Verco, Fyfe
Alister Walsh, Waterfind Australia
Tim Waterhouse, Sentek

The newly appointed Board of Directors is constructed of a range of professionals who bring a broad spectrum of skills and expertise across the water sector, to the WIA. This will provide a good platform for the essential input and guidance that the Board provides to shape the strategies carried out for industry.

Click here to see the full media release.

We look forward to working with the new Board of Directors!

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WIA Leads Austrade Delegation to China

Andy Roberts, CEO of the Water Industry Alliance, lead the Austrade Australian Five Waters Mission to China which was held from Monday 13 October to Friday 17 October.

Andy, while representing WIA members and their skills and expertise within the water industry, lead the delegation across China to areas including, Hangzhou, Jiaxing and Shanghai from Monday 13th October.

The delegation saw 11 Australian companies, including three from South Australia, represent the Australian water industry and allowed for them to showcase the industry across a broad range of technologies and services, some of which included, wastewater treatment, pollution treatment, rainwater collection, and integrated water management solutions.

The Five Waters Program is a major water program with an investment by the Chinese Government of more than AU $75 billion over three years and over 125 projects valued at A $10 billion in 2014, for the Zhejiang Province. The aim of the Program will be to address the issues of treatment of wastewater, flood control, storm water drainage, potable water security and water use efficiency.

Pictured: General Manager of the Hangzhou Qige Wastewater Treatment Plant, with Luisa Rust, Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade Commission, Shanghai and Andy Roberts, CEO, Water Industry Alliance

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Round Two of the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (SARMS-3IP)

The Water Industry Alliance is pleased to advise the second round of grants under the SARMS-3IP opened for Expressions of Interest on Monday 22 September 2014.

$100 million of funding was announced for Round One of the program in July for a diverse range of projects that will return 20 gigalitres of water to the River Murray. More than $100 million will be available for Round Two of the program.

Interested parties will be able to access the Guidelines and Expression of Interest Form once released on Monday 22 September on the SARMS-3IP website and will also be given the opportunity to obtain a more detailed explanation of the guidelines and the opportunity to meet with 3IP Regional Support Officers at information sessions held over the next two weeks. Please click here to see the dates and times and to register.

Originally shaped by the Water Industry Alliance (WIA), together with the South Australian Government and the South Australian Irrigators, this exciting grants program acknowledges previous outstanding achievements in water efficiency and heralds a new era of leadership and a next step for the South Australian irrigation sector.

The Water Industry Alliance has been supporting PIRSA in the delivery of this program by compiling and maintaining an Irrigation Capability Industry Service Provider Directory, which is available to potential applicants completing their expression of interest. To access the Irrigation Capability Industry Service Provider Directory and to input your company details in the service provider list, please see below.

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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

Upcoming Events

  • 2014 December Finniss Group Dinner

    When: 1 Dec 2014
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Where: Finniss Room, British Hotel, North Adelaide

    Finniss Members Only Event - administered by the Water Industry Alliance.


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  • December Roundtable with SA's Chief Scientist

    When: 4 Dec 2014
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Where: Finniss Room, British Hotel, North Adelaide

    December: Your exclusive opportunity to meet with South Australia's newly appointed Chief Scientist!


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