Water Professional of the Year
This award honours individuals who have displayed a sustained passion and continued commitment to the water industry, and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and influence in the water sector.
Winner: Professor Graeme Dandy (SA)
Professor Graeme Dandy has made a significant contribution to the water industry in South Australia and internationally through his leadership, teaching, research and professional activities. He has been Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide since 2000 and has taught water resources management and optimisation to many hundreds of engineers who are now leaders in the water industry in South Australia and interstate. He has co-authored 2 research books, 12 book chapters, 71 journal papers and 130 conference papers in the fields of water resources and water supply. Together with his co-workers, he has also attracted more than $4.7m of funding to support research in these fields.
Graeme is also co-founder, director and technical consultant for Optimatics Pty Ltd, a software and consulting company based in Adelaide that has undertaken more than 260 studies into the optimisation of water supply and sewerage systems in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.