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Awards Overview 

The Australian Water Association offers a range of awards at both state and national levels and plays an important role in promoting excellence and the contribution our members make to the community. The awards not only seek to recognise and reward outstanding achievement of individuals and organisations in the water sector, but also to identify those who have displayed conspicuous service to the profession and exceptional performance in the practice of water management. 


All Awards, aside from the Student awards, are open to Australian Water Association members only. Conditions of entry for the Australian Water Association Awards Program can be viewed here

National Award Categories 

For further details, click on the award categories below.

Individual Awards

Organisational Awards

Student Awards

State Awards 

To view additional awards available in your state, please select your state below:

To enter  

  • Check when your state awards open and close, table below. Please note that NO extensions will be granted after the closing date.
  • Click on the above award categories to complete the online nomination forms. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the award criteria, and the questions you will be asked in the form prior to completing.
  • You can download a PDF copy of the online nomination form for your reference, however all entries must be entered online. 
  • If you start completing a nomination form, and cannot complete it at the time please call AWA (on 1300 361 426) as we can retrieve a copy of your incomplete entry.
  • Nominations will be entered into the State Awards. The winner at each state level will automatically advance to the national awards.

Important Dates  

The 2017/18 Water Awards are open throughout the year and you can submit your entry at any time up until the closing date. Please refer to the table below for the closing and announcement dates in your State or Territory. 

2017/18 Award dates:

State Awards Open Awards  Close Winners Announced



You can nominate for an
 at any time during the year

14 July 2017

8 September 2017


27 August 2017

20 October 2017

NT 17 August 2017 12 October 2017


18 September 2017

17 November 2017


5 October 2017

30 November 2017


13 October 2017

7 December 2017


TBC July 2017

TBC September 2017


18 November 2016

10 March 2017

National Water Industry Safety Excellence Award
1 March 2017 17 May 2017 (Ozwater'17 Gala Dinner, Sydney)

2017 National Award Finalists

Click here to view the full list of National Finalists
Winners to be announced at Ozwater'17 Gala Dinner, Wednesday 17 May 2017 in Sydney.

Infrastructure Project Innovation 
CFD Modelling of Incineration Process of a Multiple Hearth Furnace
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Yamba Sewerage Augmentation
Clarence Valley Council, Public Works Advisory and DPI Water
Flood Resilience Program
Queensland Urban Utilities
Amaroo Main Sewer Project 
Yarra Valley Water and John Holland
Anderson Avenue Pump Station and Glenelg Inlet Works
 Aurecon and Fulton Hogan
Ravenswood Pump Station Control System Upgrade
 One Stone Consulting with Water Corporation
 Adelaide River Water Treatment Plant
Power and Water Corporation, SUEZ and Goodline
 Program Innovation Award ACT Healthy Waterways (Basin Project)
Environment and Planning Directorate 

Keep wipes out of the pipes
Sydney Water
In Situ Calibration of Bulk Flow Meters
Queensland Urban Utilities and GHD 

Greening The West
City West Water
The Allwater Allsafe Program - Moving and Organisation to a Healthier and Safer State
Waterwise Office Program
Water Corporation with City of Perth & Property Council of Australia

 Yurrawi integrated water efficiency trial
Power and Water Corporation and the Northern Territory Department of Housing
 Research Innovation Award  - Better Management of sewers - Exploiting Photonics Sensors Research through to its Introduction to the Water Industry
Sydney Water, City University of London and Edinburgh Napier University
Affordable and Sustainable Water Recycling through Optimal Technology Integration
The University of Queensland
Research delivering savings to recycled water treatment plant membrane assets
 SA Water, Allwater & SUEZ

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Student Water Prize  -  Kaitlyn Bell   - 
 Damien Moodie  Sina Moradi  Ashwin Nayak   -   -
Young Water Professional of the Year
Julia Jasonsmith, Director, Murrang Earth Sciences

 Shona Fitzgerald, Engineer, Sydney Water  Alycia Moore, 
Account Manager, Nalco Water
Rhys Anderson, Water Business Leader, Arup

Jennifer Dreyfus, Plant Supervisor Bolivar ASR WWTP,
 Halinka Lamparski, Engineer, Urbaqua Cail Rayment, Demand Management Officer, Power and Water Corporation
 Mark Rippon, Asset Management SME - Project Turbine, TasWater
 Water Professional of the Year
Carmel Krogh, Director, Shoalhaven Water  Aneurin Hughes,
Discipline Leader - Asset Management, Cardno
 Dr Melita Stevens, Principal Scientist, Melbourne Water 
 Professor Craig Simmons FTSE, Director, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT)  Martin Anda, Program Chair, Environmental Engineering, Murdoch University  Dr Kevin Boland, Managing Director and Principal Scientist, Tropical Water Solutions  -

To view the complete listing of all previous national award winners click here.

Frequently Asked Questions 

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Should you have any further questions please contact us on 1300 361 426 or email Katie Trevor

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 Alycia Moore, 
Chemist, Cleanaway
 Alycia Moore, 
Chemist, Cleanaway