WA Awards

The Australian Water Association WA Awards have been designed to acknowledge the exceptional achievements by individuals and organisations in the WA water industry. The Awards recognise innovation and excellence in delivery of water projects and programs. The awards have become the vehicle that showcases the outstanding work that is being carried out across the state, including a number of entries from Regional WA. The Awards were established in 1996 to recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions related to water in Western Australia. 

The WA Awards are in line with the Australian Water Association National Awards and provide the opportunity for the WA winners to enter in the National Awards which are presented at Ozwater each year.

2018 WA Water Awards - Open 1 June 2018

You can nominate for the 2018 awards by clicking on the links below.

The WA Water Awards categories are:

Individual Awards

Organisational Awards 

Why enter the Awards:

  • Recognition of your / your organisation’s achievements.
  • Creation of PR / media promotion opportunities.
  • Motivate your team and develop corporate pride.
  • Distinguish yourself from your competitors.
  • National benefits of a recognised endorsement from your industry.

Nominees need to be members of the Australian Water Association (with the exception of the Student Water Prize and the Innovating for Sustainability (Small Business) Award). 

2017 WA Water Award Winners

Program Innovation Award
Kimberley Projects – Water Corporation

Research Innovation Award
Implementation of the Anammox Process at Dardanup Butchering Company – Environmental Engineers International

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
Rottnest Island Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade – Guidera O’Connor & Permeate Partners

Water Sensitive Urban Design (Grahame Heal) Award
WGV in White Gum Valley – Water Corporation

Innovating for Sustainability Award
Hartfield Park Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Project – City of Kalamunda

Student Water Prize
Sean Ding, University of Western Australia & Water Corporation

Young Water Professional of the Year Award
Renee Blandin, Environmental Hydrologist, Hyd2o

Water Professional of the Year Award
Dr Raj Kurup, Environmental Engineers International

For more information about the winners and their winning projects, see the below media releases.

Download PDF WA Water Awards winners announced - Australian Water Association

View Media Release WA Water Awards winners announced - Hon David Kelly BA MLA, Minister for Water

Event photos:                                           Awards Showcase videos:


2017 WA Water Awards and Dinner Sponsors





 To find out more about the sponsors click here.

WA Honour Roll
Click here to see a list of past winners and finalists.
For queries about the WA Awards please contact:

Kyllie Whitehead
Branch Manager, Western Australia

P 0448 146 222  E wabranch@awa.asn.au