Smart Water Awards 2018 - meet the winners

The Water Industry Alliance's 2018 Smart Water Awards Ceremony and Luncheon was held on Friday 6 July 2018. 

Now in its 15th year, the Smart Water Awards continue to recognise the leading contributors to the water industry, those shaping the future of the industry and those leading the way in innovation.

Desalination leader and water engineer, Neil Palmer, was awarded the coveted Leadership Award for a career spanning 42 years in the Australian water industry across government, private sector and research leadership roles. Other winners included Sentek, Australian Water Quality Centre, Hydro-dis and the Department for Environment and Water.

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Sold out Smart Water Summit exceeds expectations
The inaugural Smart Water Summit combined over 160 utilities, manufacturers, engineers, consultants, researchers, analysts, policy makers, government representatives and academics for rich discussion of water enabling economic growth, driving innovation, and providing global solutions.

The key issues raised at the event included:

 - The challenge of managing the interaction between humans and technology;

 - The ever-increasing value of water data and how it can best be harvested and analysed;

 - Future water business model and the importance of partnerships; and,

 - Investment in innovation.

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Issue 4 of OnePercent out now!

The One Percent blog showcases the best of Australia's water industry as well as tackling some of the challenges that the industry is facing.

In this edition, Dematec Automation shares its brave approach to switch its focus from traditional manufacturing towards advanced manufacturing.

You can also read about the lastest in research, projects and innovations from Water Indsutry Alliance (WIA) members.

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Water Capabilities South Australia
South Australia is a world leader in water management. The State has developed internationally competitive water capabilities over many decades in response to the challenging issues of water availability, water use and water treatment.

By Partnering with South Australia on your water issue, you'll have access to our internationally-recognised water capabilities, including stormwater harvesting and managed aquifer recharge, wastewater treatment and re-use, water quality and testing management, water resource optimisation and irrigation efficiency.

To read the latest Water Capabilities document please click here.

WIA signs MoU with Irrigation Australia
The Water Industry Alliance and Irrigation Australia haveentered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the irrigation and water industry in Australia and provide additional value to their members. .

Alliance members can now take advantage of special pricing for Irrigation Australia short courses events as well as the opportunity to recieve the quarterly publication The Journal.
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Alliance Events

August Members' Night
Urban Stormwater and Flooding
14 August 2018
SA Water House
250 Victoria Sq, Adelaide

Export Meeting - NZ Market
14 September 2018
SA Water House
250 Victoria Sq, Adelaide

Water Markets Briefing
19 September 2018
SA Water House
250 Victoria Sq, Adelaide

Industry Events

Australian Groundwater School
20 - 23 August 2018

Cert III Irrigation School
Irrigation Australia
9 - 15 September 2018
Paterson, NSW

AWA SA State Conference 2018
21 September 2018
The Science Exchange, Adelaide, SA

International River Symposium
14 - 18 October 2018
Sydney, NSW

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