WIA welcomes announcement for Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme - 17 Aug 2017


The $155.6 million Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme has been warmly welcomed by the Water Industry Alliance as a huge vote of confidence in the capability of SA suppliers and a boost to further R&D in the industry, alongside the benefits to horticulture.

South Australia’s Water Industry Alliance has warmly welcomed the announcement of State and Federal Government funding for the $155.6 million Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS).

“Apart from the obvious benefits to the horticultural industry, this is a huge shot in the arm for SA’s $500 million high tech water industry”, WIA Chief Executive Officer Rachel Barratt said.

“The State’s water industry has all the expertise needed to supply the infrastructure and technology for the Scheme.

“It’s an industry with proven capability on projects such as this, both domestically and in the world market.

“This project will require infrastructure such as pipes, pumps, irrigation systems, soil moisture monitors and much more – all of which can be locally sourced.

“At another level, effective water management will demand leading edge technology and this is also available from local suppliers or can be developed by them to meet the specific needs of this project.

“Our industry is renowned for its ingenuity and innovation in overcoming the harsh challenges of water management which our State throws up, not only overcoming these barriers but leading Australia’s charge into international water markets.

“South Australia’s water industry is recognised as a global leader in areas such as irrigation, managed aquifer recharge, saline groundwater management and water policy and education. 

“NAIS is a great opportunity for the development of the State’s horticultural industry and the northern Adelaide region.  But it’s also an opportunity for our water industry to supply existing expertise and to make further investments in R&D to develop the specialised solutions which will be needed.

“This project is a huge boost for SA and a huge vote of confidence in our local capability. The water industry has a very sound fundamental base and we will work closely with the SA Government and SA Water in maximising the opportunity to further develop our businesses.

“Our two industries – water and horticulture – are both big winners in the NAIS project and we will work together to maximise the benefits and ensure flow-on in our respective markets within Australia and overseas”.

 

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Honours for South Australian Water Industry with the 2017 Water Industry Alliance Smart Water Award Winners Announced - 07 July 2017


Leading South Australian water sector companies were recognised today for excellence in technology and expertise. 

The Water Industry Alliance (WIA) Smart Water Award winners were announced today at the 2017 Smart Water Awards Ceremony, recognising and celebrating WIA members for their leading edge expertise and innovation.

Water is a multi-million dollar industry in South Australia and the State’s expertise is being increasingly sought in many countries of the world, foreshadowing great future growth.

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Big Year Ahead For Water Industry - 02 February 2017


The newly-appointed Chair of SA’s Water Industry Alliance says the multi-million dollar industry can significantly boost its exports this year while growing its domestic market.

Robran Cock was elected by the WIA’s Board to replace Judith Bradsen, who announced her retirement from the Board last year. He says it’s an exciting time for SA and its water industry.

“We are well placed as an industry sector to export our first class expertise and products both nationally and to the world as the market grows in the face of climate change and increasing water challenges”, he said..

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Water Industry Alliance Appoints New Board of Directors - 16 November 2016


At the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 15th November, members of the industry association, the Water Industry Alliance (WIA), elected a new Board of Directors for 2017.

The newly appointed Board of Directors hosts a range of industry professionals that collectively bring a broad spectrum of skills and expertise from across the water sector. The breadth of skills and experience of the new Directors will provide a great basis for the governance and strategic advice that the WIA Board provides to the WIA Executive to shape the organisation and the industry.

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WIA Announces New CEO - 22 June 2016

Water Industry Alliance Chair Judith Bradsen announces the search for the new Chief Executive Officer has been successful. 


After completing a full, open and public recruitment process, the Water Industry Alliance Chair, Judith Bradsen today announced Rachel Barratt as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Water Industry Alliance.

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WIA Change of Leadership - 22 March 2016


Water Industry Alliance Chair Judith Bradsen recently announced that current Chief Executive Officer Andy Roberts will be moving on to a new role.

The WIA remains dedicated to maintaining the vital programs and relationships during this transition period and the Board has announced its intention to identify and retain an interim Chief Executive while a full, open and public recruitment process takes place.

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WIA and AWA Put A New Twist On National Water Policy - Feb 2016


The Australian Water Association (the Association) and the Water Industry Alliance (WIA) have teamed up to bring the South Australian water sector a one-of-its kind water policy event. 

To be held on the 28 April 2016, the South Australian Water Policy Dialogue will build on the Association’s 2015 Water Policy Summit – an annual event which brings together the top 150 influential water industry leaders to discuss the future of water policy in Australia.  

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WIA Elects New Board - December 2015


At its recent Annual General Meeting, the Water Industry Alliance (WIA), has elected a new Board of Directors and at the following board meeting appointed a new Chair and Deputy Chair.


Judith Bradsen of Cowell Clarke was appointed the Chair and in doing so became only the third person to hold the position in the Alliance’s existence.

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2015 WIA Smart Water Award Winners Announced - May 2015


Eight outstanding water sector companies were recognised today as leading contributors making a splash in the South Australian water sector.

The Water Industry Alliance (WIA) Smart Water Award winners were announced today at the 2015 WIA Smart Water Award ceremony, recognising winners for demonstrating excellence in expertise in their field.

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WIA Appoints New Board - December 2014

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WIA Leads Delegation to China - Oct 2014

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WIA welcomes announcement of more than $100 million for Round 1 in South Australian River Murray Sustainability - Irrigation Industry Improvement Program (SARMS-3IP) - July 2014

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