Water Journal : Water Journal November 2015
21 AWA News NOVEMBER 2015 WATER Organisational categories: • Infrastructure Innovation Award • Research Innovation Award • Program Innovation Award Student categories: • Undergraduate Water Prize State winners are automatically entered into the National Water Awards announced at Ozwater'16. NSW MENTORING PROGRAM Are you interested in being part of the NSW Mentoring Program? The nal mentoring night for the year will be held in Sydney on 25 November. Please see the AWA website for more details or contact Elline Camilet (ELLINE.CAMILET@sydneywater.com.au) to join the mentoring program as a mentor or mentee. ACT DEBATE ON THE LAKE & AWARDS NIGHT The annual Debate on the Lake and ACT Awards Night will be held on the high seas of Lake Burley Grif n on 9 December 2016 aboard the MV Southern Cross. This year's debate assumes the Lake is up for sale and two teams will go head to head to decide its fate. One team will argue to renovate and the other will argue to detonate and re- purpose. Please join the ACT Committee for this light-hearted debate and also to honour the 2015 ACT Water Awards nalists and winners. ACT HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER OUTLOOK • 70% respondents want to monitor water consumption in real time; • 75% were willing to spend money to make their homes more ef cient; • 52% believe the authorities are taking frm action to make sure we have enough water; • 39% are confdent there will be enough water in the future; • 55% think water pricing is about right; • 57% think the price of water makes you careful about how much you use. QUEENSLAND WATER AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED The winners of the Australian Water Association's 2015 Queensland Water Awards have been announced at a special gala dinner in September. The awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the Queensland water sector and also identify those who have displayed conspicuous service to the profession and exceptional performance in the practice of water management. Congratulations to the following winners who will now go on to represent Queensland in the National Water Awards at Ozwater'16, which will be held in Melbourne in May 2016. • Water Professional of the Year: David Brooker -- Mackay Regional Council; • Young Water Professional of the Year: Tim Wong -- SMEC Australia; • Undergraduate Water Prize: Scott Roy -- SMEC Australia; • Research Innovation Award: Water Literacy in Australia -- The University of Queensland and Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities; • Program Innovation Award: Queensland Urban Utilities Innovation Program -- Queensland Urban Utilities; • Infrastructure Project Innovation Award: Suncoast-Coolum- Maroochydore Sewage Treatment Plant Recon guration -- Unitywater; • Queensland Regional Service Award: Rob Saunders, GHD; • Queensland Distinguished Service Award: Helen Stratton -- Grif th University. Kelly Fielding accepting the Research Innovation Award.
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