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Message from the Chief Executive

November 13, 2018

It is a great honour that I am able to write to you now in the capacity of Chief Executive of the Water Industry Alliance

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Water Research Australia seeking students for projects

November 12, 2018

WaterRA currently has two PhD Projects they are seeking students for.

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SA Product Register is now live

November 9, 2018

Purchasing from locally-based businesses is a significant way we can contribute to the creation and retention of jobs in South Australia, as well as ensuring economic benefits are retained in the state. The SA Product Register identifies products manufactured and supplied from within South Australia.

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5 water industry challenges, and how industry 4.0 solves them

November 1, 2018

The Australian water industry is facing new and old challenges. Industry 4.0 – with its promise of increased visibility and performance with data – may present the solution.

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Unconscious bias - why does it matter?

October 29, 2018

The challenging topic of unconscious bias in the workplace

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RPC's pipeline shipment arrives in Townsville

October 26, 2018

Water Industry Alliance Principal Member RPC's first pipe shipment arrives for commencement of Stage 1 of Townsville Haughton Pipeline

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Writing a successful grant

October 22, 2018

Members gain greater insight into key elements of preparing grant applications

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Leadership development scholarships now available

October 18, 2018

Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved during #100daysforchange, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s water sector.

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2018 Annual General Meeting

October 15, 2018

We are pleased to invite members to the 20th Annual General Meeting of the Water Industry Alliance.

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Melbourne Water seeking innovative solutions to tackle emissions

October 15, 2018

Submit your innovative ideas to reduce or eliminate Scope 1 greenhouse gas emission from wastewater treatment plants.

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WaterAid SA Annual Golf Day - 9 Nov 2018

October 9, 2018

The Water Industry Alliance is pleased to support the Water Aid SA Annual Golf Day on Friday 9th November.

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Winnovation awards finalists announced

October 3, 2018

Dr Bernadette Eckermann, SA Water, announced as Winnovation SA awards finalist

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What does Skilling South Australia mean for you?

October 2, 2018

Skilling South Australia is a South Australian Government initiative to help more people get skills and qualifications to build lasting careers and meet the needs of industry.

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SUEZ acquires OPTIMATICS

October 1, 2018

Water Industry Alliance member OPTIMATICS, leader of water networks optimisation, acquired by SUEZ

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Waterfind Expression of Interest

September 29, 2018

Murray-Darling Basin Water Infrastructure Program 2018-24

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Announcement from the Chair: WIA Leadership Update

September 28, 2018

Water Industry Alliance CEO, Rachel Barratt, has announced that she will be leaving the Alliance to return to her role leading consulting firm Consilius Pty Ltd.

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Join us for Water Aid Golf Day 2018

September 19, 2018

Join the Water Industry Alliance team at the 2018 Water Aid Golf Day!

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South Australian Government commits to economy building through industry assistance framework

September 5, 2018

The South Australian Government has touted building the economy in the release of this week’s 2018-19 State Budget, with a particular focus on start-ups and innovation through the appointment of a chief entrepreneur and the development of an industry assistance framework.

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Have your say: Draft Water Allocation Plan

August 17, 2018

The South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board has announced that the Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse is being updated and a draft plan released for public consultation.

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Launch of the SA Export Accelerator Grant

August 17, 2018

South Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, David Ridgway, has officially launched the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s new export grant program – the SA Export Accelerator.

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Stormwater and flood experts brief members on industry challenges

August 14, 2018

The Water Industry Alliance’s August Members’ Night heard from three industry experts about how we manage our stormwater and prepare, plan and mitigate for flooding in urban Adelaide.

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Member success: NAIS marks installation of first 10kms of transfer pipeline

August 8, 2018

The first 10 kilometres of the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme’s (NAIS) 29 kilometre transfer pipeline will be installed underground this month.

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Meet the 2018 Smart Water Award winners

July 9, 2018

Award winners for the 2018 Water Industry Alliance Smart Water Awards are...

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Australian Water Quality Centre wins innovation award for Next Generation Sequencing technology

July 6, 2018

Leading Australian water industry companies have been recognised for excellence in technology and expertise at the Water Industry Alliance’s 2018 Smart Water Awards.

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Hydro-dis wins Alliancing Award for breakthrough work in Indian market

July 6, 2018

Leading Australian water industry companies have been recognised for excellence in technology and expertise at the Water Industry Alliance’s 2018 Smart Water Awards.

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South Australian desalination leader wins coveted water professional award

July 6, 2018

Leading Australian water industry companies and professionals have been recognised for excellence in technology and expertise at the Water Industry Alliance’s 2018 Smart Water Awards.

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River Murray Operations team win environmental award for bringing the Coorong to life

July 6, 2018

Leading Australian water industry companies have been recognised for excellence in technology and expertise at the Water Industry Alliance’s 2018 Smart Water Awards.

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Sentek's strong growth recognised with success at 2018 Smart Water Awards

July 6, 2018

Leading Australian water industry companies have been recognised for excellence in technology and expertise at the Water Industry Alliance’s 2018 Smart Water Awards.

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WIA hosts successful lunch and learn event

June 14, 2018

Water Industry Alliance members were treated to lunch while listening to leading researchers discuss their work on small-scale desalination technology.

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Swan Systems enters Israel market

June 14, 2018

West Australia-based irrigation company and Water Industry Alliance member, Swan Systems, has set up in Israel for three months as part of Austrade's Australian Landing Pad at SOSA, Tel Aviv.

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Major contract secured between Hydro-dis and Indian company Carbon Services

June 4, 2018

Water Industry Alliance member Hydro-dis, in partnership with Carbon Services India, has installed and commissioned one of its water treatment systems in Barasat – about 30 kilometres from Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Productivity Commission releases final report on National Water Reform inquiry

June 1, 2018

The final report into the Productivity Commission's National Water Reform inquiry has been released to the public.

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Smart Water Awards 2018 - Alliancing Award nominees

May 28, 2018

Meet the 2018 Alliancing Award nominees.

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Smart Water Awards 2018 - Environmental Impact Award nominees

May 28, 2018

Meet the Environmental Impact Award nominees.

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Smart Water Awards 2018 - Innovation in Larger Organisations Award nominees

May 28, 2018

Meet the Innovation in Larger Organisations Award nominees.

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Smart Water Awards 2018 - Innovation in SMEs Award nominees

May 28, 2018

Meet the Innovation in SMEs Award nominees

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WIA strengthens ties with Irrigation Australia

May 18, 2018

This week, the Water Industry Alliance and Irrigation Australia entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the irrigation and water industry in Australia and provide additional value to their members.

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RPC Pipe Systems win Townsville pipeline duplication project

May 4, 2018

RPC Pipe System’s national sales and marketing distributor in Australia, Iplex Pipelines, has been awarded the contract for the supply of Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) pipe to Stage 1 of the Townsville City Council Haughton Pipeline Duplication project.

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ESCOSA review workshop highlights challenges

May 1, 2018

Water Industry Alliance members attended a workshop with the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) on Tuesday 1st May to provide input into the economic regulation review of SA Water.

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Sold out Smart Water Summit exceeds expectations

March 26, 2018

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.

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Pricing review: SA Liberal’s ‘headline water commitment’

March 19, 2018

The newly-elected South Australian Liberal-led government is likely to undergo an independent pricing review into water.

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WIA presents market research findings

March 16, 2018

In 2017 the Water Industry Alliance was successful in receiving funding as part of the South Australian Export Partnership Program.

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Members' survey results summary

February 28, 2018

In September 2017 the Water Industry Alliance undertook a survey of its members.

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No EWS under South Australian Liberal government

February 16, 2018

David Spiers, South Australian Liberal MP and Shadow Environment Minister, has told a gathering in Adelaide that an incoming Liberal government would not go down the track of establishing an EWS-style government department.

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Meet our member: Inside Infrastructure

February 12, 2018

The Water Industry Alliance’s newest member, Inside Infrastructure, is a niche employee-owned South Australian advisory firm that brings together experienced specialists in a wide range of expert areas that deliver evidence-based solutions relevant to their clients’ requirements.

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South Australia strengthens its engagement with India on future water challenges

February 12, 2018

On 12 February 2018, the South Australian Government expanded its cooperation with India on water through thesigning of a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra.

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Member collaboration leads to export market success

February 6, 2018

Hydro-dis® was one of six companies selected to participate in the Water Industry Alliance’s business delegation at the CII Trevini Water Institute’s third Water Innovation Summit.

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FactorUTB celebrates success with remote water monitoring program

January 19, 2018

Water Industry Alliance member FactorUTB has provided a full Control and Data Aquisition system for Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council and a new set of sewer pump stations to replace the old pump stations.

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The big water issues in SA’s state election

January 15, 2018

With South Australia’s state election drawing near, water professionals around the state are keen to see how ministerial candidates intend to support the sector, with continued policy reform and economic growth key issues for the industry.

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Release of Small Business Statement sees WIA given action plan

December 4, 2017

Partnerships between business and government have been further underlined with the release of the 2017 Annual Small Business Statement by South Australian minister for Small Business, Martin Hamilton-Smith.

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Message from the Chair: WIA Constitution review

December 1, 2017

The constitution of the Water Industry Alliance has been through a number of amendments since the Alliance was established in 1998. The most recent review was in 2013.

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Hydro-dis takes water treatment technology to India

November 17, 2017

South Australian company and Water Industry Alliance member Hydro-dis has taken its revolutionary water treatment technology to India, thanks to introductions made during the 2017 State Government-led business mission to the country.

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New Board members to bring SME expertise to Alliance

November 16, 2017

The Water Industry Alliance Annual General Meeting saw theelection of the 2017-2018 Board members, which included the appointment of twonew members from the small-to-medium enterprise sector.

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Member tour showcases outstanding Adelaide-based production facilities

November 10, 2017

At the inaugural Water Industry Alliance member tour guests were treated to an exclusive look at three of Adelaide’s leading manufacturing facilities.

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Water leaders meet to discuss women in the STEM workforce

November 2, 2017

Over 100 water industry professionals gathered in Adelaide last week to hear from three South Australian women who have excelled in STEM careers and are passionate about raising the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Industry opportunities through expansion of agriculture in the Northern Adelaide Plains

October 27, 2017

SA Water and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) have partnered to develop the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS), a key component of developing the South Australian Government’s Northern Adelaide Plains Agribusiness Initiative, providing a coordinated approach to accelerating growth in the area.

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WIA CEO facilitates recycled water supply workshop in Mount Barker

October 27, 2017

Water Industry Alliance CEO Rachel Barratt has facilitated a workshop with the District Council of Mount Barker and industry stakeholders to look for opportunities to extend the use of wastewater to economic development in the region.

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WIA provides submission to Productivity Commission’s National Water Reform draft report

October 24, 2017

The Water Industry Alliance (WIA) has provided a submission to the Productivity Commission’s National Water Reform draft report.

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Media recognises WIA Smart Water Award winners

October 12, 2017

The achievements of the South Australian water industry have again been recognised, this time by news service The Lead South Australia.

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SARMS wins Gold at Prime Minister’s Awards for Public Sector Excellence

September 25, 2017

The South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS) team from PIRSA-Rural Solutions has taken out top honours at the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management.

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WIA members recognised in SA Business Index list

September 25, 2017

South Australian independent publication, InDaily, has announced the top 100 companies from this year's SA Business Index list.

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Draft report released into National Water Reform inquiry

September 21, 2017

The Turnbull Government’s inquiry into Australia’s water resources has reached a new milestone.

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WIA leads successful Australian business mission in India

September 21, 2017

The Water Industry Alliance successfully led its first delegation at the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII-Triveni Water Institute) 3rd Water Innovation Summit, promoting its members and providing support for them to establish business relationships in India.

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WIA to lead exclusive business mission at Water Innovation Summit in India

September 1, 2017

The Water Industry Alliance will lead a targeted business capabilities matching mission in India from the 4th – 7th September.

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Business Connect sheds light on future Murray-Darling Basin plans

August 25, 2017

At the August Business Connect event Water Industry Alliance members gained insights into the current and future developments for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

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WIA welcomes Kathryn Nicholas

August 21, 2017

The Water Industry Alliance is pleased to welcome Kathryn Nicholas as the new Marketing and Communications Manager.

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SA’s water and environmental expertise on the international stage

August 7, 2017

South Australia will be on international display this week with delegates from China visiting the state to learn about our world-class water and environmental expertise.

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2017 Smart Water Award winners

July 7, 2017

Award winners for the 2017 WIA Smart Water Awards are...

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EnviroPro® Sensors selected

May 22, 2017

WIA Member Entelechy's EnviroPro® soil moisture sensors have been selected by stadium turf specialists to maintain the playing surface at the new Perth Stadium.

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Australian Water Partnership praises the WIA

February 2, 2017

Australian Water Partnership CEO Professor Gary Jones told WIA members in Adelaide that the Alliance was recognised for having played a major role in developing the industry over many years and was at the forefront of breaking into international markets.

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South Australian Water Policy Dialogue - white paper launched

July 1, 2016

The Australian Water Association South Australian Branch and the Water Industry Alliance recently held the first South Australian Water Policy Dialogue event, with a new conference format.

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