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WA Water Awards Dinner 2019

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The WA Water Awards Dinner will take place on Friday 25 October 2019 at The Westin, 480 Hay Street, Perth. The WA Water Awards Program recognises outstanding achievements and innovations in the State’s water industry.

The WA Water Awards provides a unique opportunity to showcase the very best of our State’s water knowledge and successes, through the promotion and reward of the achievements of organisations and individuals who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the water industry. Come along and celebrate National Water Week and the achievements of the WA water industry at the Australian Water Association’s WA Annual Water Industry Awards Dinner.

Nominations have been received for each category and judging has now been finalised. Our 2019 WA Finalists are:

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
Kununurra Diversion Dam Gantry Crane, Water Corporation & Vector Lifting
Tech School Reservoir Integrity Works, Aqwest and GHD

Innovating for Sustainable Water and Environmental Outcomes Award (proudly sponsored by Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Water Corporation – state based award only)
PFAS to Below Detectable Levels, OLEOLOGY
Yangebup Lake Nutrient Stripping Systems, City of Cockburn
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Integrated Water Management Strategy, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec

Program Innovation Award
Regional Estuaries Initiative, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Drainage for Liveability, Water Corporation and Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Research Innovation Award
Treatment of Highly Alkaline Industry Wastewater through SPORE, Environmental Engineers International
Sludge Analytics: Design, implementation and performance of a sludge management research programme, The University of Western Australia
Beenyup Struvite Pilot Plant, Aroona Alliance

Student Water Prize (proudly sponsored by GHD)
Ivonne Tshuma, Murdoch University
Brackish water treatment using forward osmosis as a driving force
Jen Middleton, The University of Western Australia
Unravelling stream ecosystem functioning in urban landscapes to improve management of water quality and habitat
Luis Restrepo Vieira, Curtin University
Removal of illicit and psychopharmaceuticals in wastewater treatment 

Water Professional of the Year Award
Colin Percival, Jacobs
Jeremy Maher, The City of Bayswater
Susan Worley, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Water Sensitive Urban Design (Grahame Heal) Award 
(state based award only)
To be announced

Young Water Professional of the Year Award (Proudly Sponsored by Trility)
Nicole Locke, Water Corporation
Rebecca Ferguson, The City of Bayswater
Emma Plant, Water Corporation

Thank you to our 2019 WA Judging Panel for their time in reviewing and scoring all nominations.

Awards Dinner Date:
Friday 25 October 2019

Ballrooms 2 & 3, The Westin, 480 Hay Street, Perth

6.00pm  Networking – includes refreshments and canapes
6.35pm  Dinner to commence
Master of Ceremonies – Verity James
Welcome to Country – Neville Collard, JP
AWA Welcome, WA Branch President, Rachel Evans
Keynote Address – Professor Peter Veth, Director UWA Oceans Institute
8.00pm  Awards Presentation
9.10pm  Networking opportunity over dessert buffet
11.00pm Evening Concludes

Dress Code:
After 5 Wear

Members/Employee of Corporate member/Accompanying Partner $210
Students/retired (proof of eligibility may be required to be shown) $189
Members Table of 10   $2,100
Non Members – individual/accompanying partners  $290
Non Member Table of 10  $2,900