Water Journal : Water Journal September 2012-1
awa news water SEPTEMBER 2012 35 A committee of leading industry representatives from water utilities across Australia has been formed to drive the network. The committee includes Alex Coe (Marchment Hill Consulting), Helen Harding (Queensland Urban Utilities), Tony Holmes (Shoalhaven Water), Scott Emmonds (Allconnex Water), Margaret Haynes (Allconnex Water), Eleanor Bray, Sophie Murphy (Ben Lomond Water), Gabe Scarmozzino (Gentrack Pty Ltd), Deb Caruso (Unitywater), and Stephen Lennox (Yarra Valley Water). The committee is in the process of determining key objectives of the network. Initial discussions have focused on: • Raising the profile of retail functions within and beyond the water industry; • Acknowledging successful projects, individuals, and innovations; • Defining, developing and recognising best practices within and outside the water industry with the intent of assisting industry development; • Identifying and discussing regulatory, policy and operational challenges; • Encouraging a collective response to issues and proposals in the water retail area; and • Sharing of new products, systems and technologies servicing the water retailers. Members will be able to access professional development and training programs, the latest news and advances, contribute to the development of best practice, and network with like-minded water professionals. To join, please update your AWA membership profile via the AWA website. For more information on the Water Retail Specialist Network and AWA go to www.awa.asn.au. Best Paper Award Congratulations to Rolando Fabris, Kalan Braun, Jim Morran, Lionel Ho, David Cook and Mary Drikas from the Australian Water Quality Centre, South Australian Water Corporation for winning the Best Water Journal Paper from June 2011 until May 2012 for their paper entitled: 'Effective Water Quality Monitoring for Drinking Water Treatment Plants' published in the December 2011 edition (p 65). The Best Water Journal Paper Award is given in honour of Guy Parker, a chemist and bacteriologist, and one of the founders of AWA, and is awarded for originality, relevance and presentation. A letter of congratulations and award certificates were sent to all the authors. New Honorary Life Member The Queensland Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mark McArdle and AWA Queensland President, Colin Lewis announced Mark Pascoe, from the International WaterCentre, as an Honorary Life Member at the AWA Queensland Gala Dinner & Awards Night. Tom Mollenkopf, AWA Chief Executive, said: "It is truly fitting that Mark Pascoe has been elected an Honorary Life Member of AWA. He has been an outstanding contributor to AWA activities, and a great international ambassador for Australia's water sector over many years. Within AWA he has worked in public roles and behind the scenes: on the Queensland Branch, at National Council, organising or contributing to events, chairing Ozwater and more. Internationally he has represented the very best of Australia's water competence through his roles with IWA, working with the World Bank and AusAid or, in his most recent day job, as CEO of the International Water Centre."
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