QLD Water Awards Honour Roll

 

2018 Queensland Water Award Winners

Research Innovation Award
UGOLD – A Decentralised Technology for the Removal & Recovery of Valuable Nutrients From Source-Separated Urine – Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland and Queensland Urban Utilities

Program Innovation Award – Under 250,000 end users
MiSewer, Mackay Water Services – Mackay Regional Council

Program Innovation Award – Over 250,000 end users
Queensland Water Regional Alliance Program (QWRAP) – Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award – Under 250,000 end users
Bowen Water Treatment Plant Solar Plant and Resilience Upgrade – Whitsunday Regional Council

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award – Over 250,000 end users
Sun and Salt: Logan’s Water Quality Solution – Logan City Council, Downer, Cardno and WSP

Distinguished Service Award
Jenny Danslow

Regional Service Award
Dr Rob Fearon, qldwater

Student Water Prize
Controlling and Monitoring Algae Blooms in Effluent Storage Ponds – Lindsay Stafford, Gladstone Regional Council

Young Water Professional of the Year Award (sponsored by TRILITY)
William Speirs, Strategy and Business Development Analyst, Unitywater

Water Professional of the Year Award
Richard Savage, Technical Director – Water Process and Systems, GHD

Read more about the 2018 Queensland Water Award Winners here.

2017 Queensland Water Award Winners

Program Innovation Award 2017 
Seqwater - Cyanotoxin Based Recreational Water Quality Management Program 

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award 2017
Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd and South Burnett Regional Council - Kingaroy Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Research Innovation Award 2017
The University of Queensland and CRC for Water Sensitive Cities - Purple Phototrophic Bacteria for Resource Recovery from Wastewater

Student Water Prize 2017
Adam Rose, CQUniversity - Understanding the Ecological Basis for Human Health Risks associated with Drinking Water Drawn from a Sub-Tropical Freshwater Catchment

Young Water Professional of the Year 2017
Dr Katrin Doederer, Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Water Professional of the Year 2017
Colin Hester, Manager Commercial Water & Trade Waste, Queensland Urban Utilities

Regional Service Award 2017
Steve Tansley

Distinguished Service Award 2017 
John Betts

Program Innovation Award 2017
Program Innovation Award 2017
Cyanotoxin Based Recreational Water Quality Management Program - Seqwater

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award 2017
Infrastructure Project Innovation Award 2017
Kingaroy Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade - Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd and South Burnett Regional Council
Research Innovation Award 2017
Research Innovation Award 2017
Purple Phototrophic Bacteria for Resource Recovery from Wastewater - The University of Queensland and CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
 
Student Water Prize 2017
Student Water Prize 2017
Understanding the Ecological Basis for Human Health Risks associated with Drinking Water Drawn from a Sub-Tropical Freshwater Catchment
Adam Rose, CQUniversity
Young Water Professional of the Year 2017
Young Water Professional of the Year 2017
Dr Katrin Doederer, Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
Water Professional of the Year 2017
Water Professional of the Year 2017
Colin Hester, Manager Commercial Water & Trade Waste, Queensland Urban Utilities
Regional Service Award 2017
Regional Service Award 2017
Steve Tansley
Distinguished Service Award 2017
Distinguished Service Award 2017
John Betts

2017 QLD Gala Dinner & Awards Night Photo Album
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2016 Queensland Water Award Winners

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award 2016
Queensland Urban Utilities - Flood Resilience Program

Program Innovation Award 2016 
Queensland Urban Utilities and GHD - In Situ Calibration of Bulk Flow Meters

Research Innovation Award 2016 
The University of Queensland - Affordable and Sustainable Water Recycling through Optimal Technology Integration

Regional Service Award 2016
Jeff Ballard, Northern Water Management

Distinguished Service Award 2016
John Graham 

Young Water Professional of the Year 2016 
Alycia Moore, Chemist, Cleanaway

Water Professional of the Year 2016
Aneurin Hughes, Discipline Leader - Asset Management, Cardno

2016 QLD Gala Dinner & Awards Night Photo Album
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2015 Queensland Winners & Finalists

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
    • Winner - Suncoast-Coolum-Maroochydore Sewerage Treatment Plant Reconfiguration – Unitywater
    • Finalists - Woolloongabba Trunk Sewer Capacity Upgrade - Queensland Urban Utilities;       Sarina Water Reclamation Facility - Transfield Services & Jacobs Joint Venture
Program Innovation Award
    • Winner - Queensland Urban Utilities Innovation Program - Queensland Urban Utilities
    • Finalists -  Beaudesert Nutrient Offsets Project - Queensland Urban Utilities;     Mackay Water Services - Mackay Regional Council
Research Innovation Award
    • Winner - Water Literacy in Australia - The University of Queensland and Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
    • Finalists - Waste-to-Energy project - Queensland Urban Utilities;      QUU Innovation Centre - Queensland Urban Utilities
Distinguished service award
    • Winner - Helen Stratton - Griffith University
Regional service award
    • Winner - Rob Saunders, GHD
Water Professional of the Year
    • Winner - David Brooker - Mackay Regional Council
    • Finalists - Rob Fearon - Queensland Water Directorate;      Colin Hester - Queensland Urban Utilities
Young Water Professional of the Year
    • Winner - Tim Wong - SMEC Australia
    • Finalist - Courtney Brown - Queensland Urban Utilities;      Liu Ye - The University of Queensland
Undergraduate water prize
    • Winner - Scott Roy - SMEC Australia - "Passive Flood Barrier"
    Operator of the Year (announced at the WIOA Workshop in June)  
      • Winner – 
      • Finalists - 
    2015 QLD Gala Dinner & Awards Night Photo Album
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    2014 Queensland Winners & Finalists

    Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
      • Winner - Maleny Sewage Treatment Plant and Wetland, Unitywater
      • Finalists - MHL Batching Plant - Unitywater;       StormDMT -GHD Pty Ltd
    Program Innovation Award
      • Winner - Unitywater's World Toilet Day Art Prize 2013
      • Finalists - SWIMLocal - The Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater);     Your Seqwater – Recreation Review
    Research Innovation Award
      • Winner - Putting Science in Sewers, (Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland)
      • Finalists - Data Mining of Vertical Profiler Readings to Predict Manganese Concentrations in Water Reservoirs - Seqwater;     The human side of water alternatives – understanding and increasing public acceptance of water from alternative sources - The University of Queensland
    Distinguished service award
      • Winner - Don Mackay
    Regional service award
      • Winner - Jason Devitt, Mackay Regional Council
    Water Professional of the Year
      • Winner - Terry Fagg - Western Downs Regional Council
      • Finalist - Michel Raymond - Seqwater
    Young Water Professional of the Year
      • Winner - Ashley Zanetti, SMEC Australia Pty Ltd
      • Finalist - Jonathan Carroll - SMEC Australia Pty Ltd
    Undergraduate water prize
    • Winner - Elissa O’Malley - "Fate and toxicity of engineered nanomaterials in treated wastewater"
    • Finalist - Eugenia Lorenza Budiyanto - “Model-based Evaluation of N2O Mitigation Strategies for a Full-Scale Wastewater Treatment Plant”
    Operator of the Year (announced at the WIOA Workshop in June)
      • Winner – Julie Smith, Isaac Regional Council
      • Finalists - Martin Melville, Seqwater;     Nick Ouston, TRILITY Pty Ltd;   Stephen Tribe, Queensland Urban Utilities

     

    2013 Queensland Winners & Finalists

    Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
      • Winner - Coombabah and Stapylton Program Alliance - (Gold Coast City Council, Abigroup Contractors, WorleyParsons, KBR.)
      • Finalists - Thiess / SKM Goodna Sewerage Treatment Plant for QUU; Unitywater Cooroy and Woodford STPs; SunWater Chinchilla Beneficial Use Scheme; John Holland Oxley
        Creek WRP Flood Recovery & Biogas Upgrade; Coombabah and Stapylton Program Alliance 
    Program Innovation Award
      • Winner - Moreton Bay Regional Council's Total Water Cycle Management Plan - (BMT WBM, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Unitywater, Bligh Tanner)
      • Finalists - Seqwater Asset Scorecards; Unitywater Sewage Overflow Abatement Program; Mackay RC Integrated Demand Management Program (IDMP); Seqwater/ Arup/ Biarri - Decision Support System;  Seqwater Research, Science and Technology Program, Seqwater.
    Research Innovation Award
      • Winner - Advanced Biosolids Technology Program - (Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland)
      • Finalists - Putting Science into Sewers, (Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland)
    Distinguished service award
      • Winner - Chris Pipe-Martin, Logan City Council
    Regional service award
      • Winner - Bruce Gardiner, Cairns Regional Council
    Water Professional of the Year
      • Winner - Fiona Chandler - (International WaterCentre)
      • Finalists - Anthony McAlister - (BMT WBM)
    Young Water Professional of the Year
      • Winner - Dr Sarah Schroeder, Senior Water Quality Officer - (Queensland Urban Utilities)
      • Finalists - Adam Pearce, MWH; Emma Newton, Unitywater; Dr Maria Jose Farre, AWMC
    Operator of the Year (announced at the WIOA Workshop in June)
      • Winner – Chris Hughes (Unitywater)

     

    2012 Queensland Winners & Finalists

    Honorary life membership
    • Mark Pascoe (International WaterCentre)
    Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
    • Winner - Fitzgibbon Integrated Watercycle Management: Stormwater Harvesting "FiSH" and Potable Roofwater "PotaRoo" - Bligh Tanner
    • Finalists - Aquatec-Maxcon; Linkwater / KBR; Townsville City Council.
    Program Innovation Award
    • Winner - LinkWater's Holistic Water Quality Management Program
    Research Innovation Award
    • Winner - National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox), The University of Queensland
    • Finalists - International WaterCentre / Australian Rivers Institute; Advanced Water Management Centre
    Distinguished service award
    • Winner - Terry loos
    Regional service award
    • Winner - Pedro Mendiolea
    Water Professional of the Year
    • Winner - Dr Jurg Keller (Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland)
    • Finalists - John Mulheron (Gladstone Area Water Board); Michael Thomas (Unitywater)
    Young Water Professional of the Year
    • Winner - Dr Paul Jensen  (Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland)
    • Finalists -  Dr Maria Jose Farre (Advanced Water Management Centre); Justin Simonis (Abigroup Water); Michael Whitehead (Linkwater)
    Undergraduate water prize
    • Winner - Paper: CFD Modelling of a Pump Intake - Barak Truasheim
    • Finalists - Annabel Farr; Barbara Wronski; Julia Mueller
    Operator of the Year (announced at the WIOA Workshop in June)
    • Winner - Robert Harman (Redland City Council)
    • Finalists - Heath Boxer (Veolia Water); Michael McAuley (Mackay Regional Council)

     

    2011 Queensland Winners & Finalists

    Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
    • Finalists - Dalby Wastewater (PB, Water Infrastructure Group, Western Downs Regional Council); Murrumba Alliance (Unitywater, MWH, John Holland)
    Program Innovation Award
    • Winner - Unitywater
    • Finalists - Cairns Regional Council; Natural Assert Mgt Plans (KBR, Seqwater)
    Water Professional of the Year
    • Winner - Ian Cameron (Logan Water Alliance)
    • Finalists - Chris Evans(Linkwater); Ted Gardner (retired - ex DERM)
    Water Industry Woman of the Year Young Water Professional of the Year
    • Winner - Kelly O'Halloran (Allconnex)
    • Finalists - Anna Hollingsworth (Allconnex); Liliana Castro Araoz (Logan Water Alliance)
    Operator of the Year (announced at the WIOA Workshop in June) 
    • Winner - Robin Cherry (Unitywater)
    • Finalists - David Smyth; Rick Mason; Tom Hodgson; Heath Boxer

     

    2010 Queensland Winners & Finalists

    Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
    • Winner - Toowoomba Pipeline Project - (AECOM, Clough, WDS)
    • Finalist - Unitywater
    Program Innovation Award
    • Winner - SEQ Healthy Waterways Partnership (Water By Design Capacity Building Program)

                  (Also 2011 National Program Innovation Award winner)

    Water Industry Woman of the Year
    • Winner - Anna West
    Young Water Professional of the Year
    • Winner - Matthew Brannock
    • Finalists - Ryan Solter, Dale Young 
    Distinguished service award 
    • Winner - Colin Lewis