Water Journal : Water Journal July 2011
water JULY 2011 61 Josh is the Ambassador for the WA State Government's Living Smart Household Sustainability Program, Patron for Sustainable Gardening Australia (Western Australia), Patron for Organic Association of WA (Western Australia) and Patron for the Conservation Council (Western Australia). He has also recently been appointed as an Ambassador for the WA State Government's Nature Play initiative, and the national Smart Approved WaterMark program. AWA Infrastructure Project Innovation Award This award recognises significant and innovative infrastructure projects and initiatives within the water industry. Fortescue Metals Group for the project Cloudbreak Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Scheme (WA) Fortescue Metals Group has implemented an innovative Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) approach at Cloudbreak Mine, one of the largest mines of its type in the Pilbara region. This approach both mitigates environmental impacts related to surface discharge and de-watering drawdown, and conserves brackish water resources for future mine water supply. The scheme assets involve a very large and complex water abstraction, distribution and injection system. The current scheme comprises over 200 abstraction bores, 10 in-pit sumps, 200 kilometres of pipeline, six major transfer or settlement ponds, 100 brackish injection bores and 20 saline injection bores. The infrastructure has developed since August 2008 to the current 25GL per year capacity, making it one of the largest and most complex MAR schemes in Australia. The scheme is also the first of its kind in a variable density groundwater setting and within a landscape with unique cultural and environmental value. The project is providing an opportunity for progressing scientific understanding and for developing applied water management skills on a large-scale water resource management challenge. Indigenous Australians currently comprise 20 per cent of the Water Management team at Cloudbreak. The AWA Infrastructure Project Innovation Award is proudly sponsored by AWA Program Innovation Award This award recognises significant and innovative environmental or sustainability programs within the water industry. Healthy Waterways for the program Water by Design (QLD) Healthy Waterways is a unique collaboration between government, industry, researchers and the community. The partnership has established a reputation for working collaboratively with stakeholders and for delivering high-quality products and services to advance sustainable urban water management in the SEQ region. Water by Design builds the capacity of the water and urban development sectors to help successfully implement sustainable urban water management by: • Publishing best practice guidelines, manuals and design resources; • Delivering training courses and seminars, and offering bus tours of leading projects; • Acting as a bridging organisation and facilitating reforms to organisational practices and processes; • Contributing to the development and advancement of regulatory reforms such as state planning policies; • Promoting the use of incentives and market-based instruments. The program's unique organisational structure has allowed it to influence and develop policy at state level while providing hands-on training to designers, assessing authorities, and construction and operational professionals. The AWA Program Innovation Award is proudly sponsored by: Water Industry Safety Excellence Award This award acknowledges outstanding initiative and team contributions in considering and playing an active part in the area of safety improvement and injury prevention across the entire water industry. Sydney Water, Bovis Lend Lease, CLM Infrastructure, Veolia Water Network Service for the project NetWorks Alliance NetWorks Alliance is an innovative initiative which operates in a unique, reciprocal "Relationship Contract" with its partners, Sydney Water, Lend Lease, CLM Infrastructure and Veolia Water Network Services. Projects include water and trunk mains renewals, sewer renewals, aqueduct and bridge refurbishments, condition -- Special Report Fortescue Metals Group with sponsor Aurecon. Healthy Waterways with sponsor ALS Environmental.
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