Water Professional of the Year

Honouring individuals who have displayed passion and commitment to the water industry, while also demonstrating leadership and influence.

 Nomination form

Judging criteria:

  • Displayed an exemplary personal and professional contribution in their field
  • Recognised for their leadership and influence amongst colleagues and peers
  • Recognised for raising the profile of careers in the water industry
  • Held in high esteem for the mentoring roles they play to junior water industry professionals
  • Recognised for their contribution to water awareness in the community



When completing the online nomination form you will be asked to answer the following.

  • How has the nominee contributed professionally to the water sector? (500 words)
  • From a voluntary and personal perspective, how have they contributed to the water sector? (500 words)
  • How has the nominee's leadership positively impacted their organisation, colleagues and peers? (500 words)
  • How has the nominee raised the profile of careers in the water industry? (500 words)
  • Provide examples of how they have mentored Young Water Professionals. (500 words)
  • Water awareness in the community is important. How has the nominee raised a greater awareness of water across the wider community? Please provide at least one example. (500 words)
  • What is the nominee’s proudest ‘water’ achievement to date? (500 words)
  • Please upload:
  • - Biography
    - Resume
    - Hi-resolution photos x 3
  • Please provide a short introduction of the nominee, to be used at the awards presentation night, should they be selected as a finalist. (50 words)

2016 Winner - Australian Water Professional of the Year



Marc Fabig, Director and Co-Founder, Osmoflo, South Australia
Marc, along with his wife, founded Osmoflo in 1991, which is located in Australia, the Middle East, South America, South East Asia and India. With over 25 years’ experience in design & operation of high technology water treatment systems, Marc has been a key driver in Osmoflo's continued success which has delivered over 450 projects globally. Marc’s proudest achievement to date, is recently winning the design and construct contract to provide ACWA Power Barka, Oman with a 57 million litre a day desalination plant.