Water Journal : Water Journal May 2014
WATER MAY 2014 8AWA waterAUSTRALIA Update AWA's CEO and Managing Director of waterAUSTRALIA, Jonathan McKeown, has formally established a working alliance with the Malaysian Water Association (MWA) during a trip to Malaysia in March 2014. On behalf of AWA, Mr McKeown signed and exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding with MWA during the Asia Water 2014 Conference & Exhibition. The formality was witnessed by Malaysia's Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili. The MoU was developed to corroborate a closer working relationship between AWA and MWA, covering areas that are potentially bene cial for both countries. These include education and training, trade and business matching, policy and regulation, capacity building, as well as developing an exchange program for young water professionals. Mr McKeown also delivered a keynote address at the Asia Water 2014 Conference & Exhibition. He presented a paper on the Australian economic regulations of water to over 900 conference delegates. AWA WATER INNOVATION FORUM A SUCCESS AWA's inaugural Water Innovation Forum attracted a great response from leading innovators, utilities, buyers and investors. The Forum, which took place at the Brisbane Convention Centre on 28 April, showcased some of the best R&D talent the water sector has to offer. Nineteen innovators were carefully chosen by a panel where their product or service was selected based on the criteria of relevance, quality and commercial viability. The session started with brief two-minute pitches from the innovators then moved into the business matching session, where buyers and investors were given the opportunity to meet with their chosen innovator and enquire further about their product or service. Innovators were also provided with coaching from experts in the areas of marketing, legal and nance during the tailored industry advisory sessions. AWA would like to congratulate the following innovators for 2014: • Aero oat Dissolved Air Flotation System (DAF) • Biogill -- Biogill Bioreactors • BTI Defence Industries -- Veragon Air to Water • CALCLEAR Power & Water -- CALCLEAR Water Conditioner • Clean TeQ -- Continuous Ionic Filtration (CIF) • CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship -- Sewer Sentinel • Diagnostic Technology -- Phytoxigene • Evoqua Water Technologies -- MEMCOR® CP II Ultra ltration System • Green Wastewater Group -- Integrated Transpiration Technology • Helio Pur Technologies -- Bio-Solar Puri cation (BSP) • iota Services -- Talking Tanks • ItN Nanovation -- CFM Membrane • MWH -- Microvi • Oxyzone -- Pipeline Disinfection System • TATA Consultancy Services -- Pump System Performance Monitor (PSPM) • TATA Consultancy Services -- Intelligent Asset Synchronisation Manager (iASM) • Uniquest Pty Ltd -- Lodomat • UVS Pty Ltd -- Sewer Batt • Will ow Consulting -- Mobile Water Management AWA would like to thank Innovation Interchange for sponsoring the event and looks forward to continue rolling out its new innovation program. AWA AND MALAYSIAN WATER ASSOCIATION SIGN MOU Jonathan McKeown (left), MWA President Syed Mohamed Adnan Alhabshi (right) and Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili (centre).
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