2017 Smart Water Award Winners Announced!

The successes and achievements of the South Australian water industry were recognised and celebrated at the 2017 WIA Smart Water Awards Ceremony & Luncheon.

The 2017 Smart Water Awards Ceremony took place on Friday 7th July at the Adelaide Convention Centre with 200 leading industry professionals in attendance.

The Ceremony was hosted by Ali Clarke, ABC Radio Mornings presenter, with presentations from the Honourable Ian Hunter MLC, Minister for Water and the River Murray and Nigel McBride, CEO of Business SA.

Award Winners for the 2017 WIA Smart Water Awards are:

TRILITY Innovation Award
Winner: SA Water
For the Energy Management Program

Allwater Alliancing Award
Winner: Australian Water Environments, Aqueon, Water Data Services & Alano Water, (with Syntec Global and HASSELL) 

For the Australia China Sponge City Consortium

Allwater Alliancing High Commendation
Dematec Automation & HydroPlan

For the Gawler Water Reuse Scheme

Australian Water Association Environmental Improvement Award
Winner: Major Projects, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources 

For Weir Pool Manipulation in the South Australian River Murray

SA Water Leadership Award
Recipient: Andrew Johnson PSM 
Executive Sector Specialist, International Centre for Water Resource Management (IceWarm) and Former Executive Director PIRSA

Minister’s Award for Excellence in Sustainable Water Management
Winner: Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec

For Environmental Stormwater Management for a greenfield urban development

Industry Briefing - Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS)

Join us for a special industry briefing by Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) on the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS) and the opportunities for the water industry.

The Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS), is an initiative of the South Australian Government to grow the capacity of the Northern Adelaide plains region, ensuring the long-term viability of its horticulture industry and the social and economic future of its communities. 

The government is proposing to help secure large volumes of affordable, high security, recycled water for the region through the NAIS project.

The scope of the project includes an upgrade of infrastructure at the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Plant, build core recycled water distribution infrastructure to the area north of the Gawler River and enable a major new irrigation area to be constructed, including high-tech, high-value intensive food production. 

Come along to find out what the NAIS project means for the water industry and the potential opportunities for WIA members.   

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.


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 July Business Connect
Tuesday 18 July 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
SA Water Learning Centre,
250 Victoria Sq, Adelaide

Industry Briefing - NAIS
Wednesday 26 July 2017
4:00pm - 5:00pm
SA Water Learning Centre,
250 Victoria Sq, Adelaide
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