Double whammy: plaudits for water champions of WA
It’s been a huge week for the WA water industry as plaudits were handed out at the recent Stormwater Industry Association awards night (17th November 2015) AND the Australian Water Association WA Water Awards and Gala dinner (20th November 2015)!
Essential Environmental‘s hard work paid off yet again to come away with the AWA Water Award for the Conservation and Efficiency category on the work undertaken jointly with the City of Canning on the Canning City Centre Arterial Drainage Plan (the second year in a row for this award!).
The final 2015 WA Water Awards winners are:
Research Innovation Award
Evaluation of Vibratory Shear Membrane Technology for Concentrate Minimisation and Brine Recovery/Recycling, National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia
Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
Pilbara Clearwater Alliance, Water Corporation & Downer
Program Innovation Award
Rural Water Plan, Department of Water
Grahame Heal Water Sensitive Urban Design Award
Urban Waterways Renewal, Department of Water & South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare
Conservation & Efficiency Award
Canning City Centre Arterial Drainage Plan, Essential Environmental
Resource Management Award
River health assessments using the South West Index of River Condition, Department of Water
Undergraduate Water Award
Luke Murphy, Rottnest Island Sustainable water expansion project, Murdoch University
Young Water Professional of the Year
Ben Mitchell, Jacobs
(Presented by Mike Rowe, Acting Director General, Department of Water)
Water Professional of the Year
Concurrently, the Stormwater Industry Association of Western Australia recognised excellence in research & innovation, policy/education and integrated stormwater design, with this year’s winners as follows:
Excellence in Research & Innovation
Wharf Street Wetland and Civic Parklands, Department of Parks and Wildlife, City of Canning & SERCUL
Excellence in Policy or Education
New WAter Ways
Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design
SMS Your Stormwater (Stormwater Management @ Source) for the New Perth Stadium Station, AECOM for the PRISM Alliance and DS Agencies
Well done to Shelley and the rest of the New WAter Ways team for their hard work in building the water sensitive urban design capacity of Government and industry and setting Perth on the path to transforming into a water sensitive city!
Until next year, may we all strive forth to be passionate and excel in the management of our precious life-giving water resources!