Organisational Awards

Program Innovation Award

Recognises significant and innovative environmental or sustainability programs within the water industry.

Nomination form

Judging criteria:

• Initiative is innovative, unique or have other outstanding features which sets it apart from common practice among comparable programs
• Project has relevance to the Australian water industry
• Demonstrated or strongly anticipated environmental and/or water resource benefits as a result of the nominated initiative
• Demonstrated or strongly anticipated social benefits as a result of the nominated initiative
• Initiative incorporates sustainable design principles - social, economic, environmental



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

  • Business annual turnover ($)
  • Why was the program being undertaken? (250 words)
  • Program aim
  • Program objectives (please note if these objectives were achieved) (250 words)
  • Program summary (350 words)
  • What is the program's relevance to the water industry? (500 words)
  • How is this program innovative? (500 words)
  • Can this innovation be transferred more broadly? If yes, how? (350 words)
  • What are the environmental and/or water resource benefits as a result of the program? (500 words)
  • What are the social benefits as a result of the program? (500 words)
  • How does this program incorporate sustainable design principles – social, economic, environmental? (500 words)
  • Please upload:
    - Lead-organisation bio
    - 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)

 

2017 Winner – Australian Program Innovation Award

2017 Winner - Australian Program Innovation Award

Keep Wipes out of the Pipes, Sydney Water, New South Wales

Sydney Water’s innovative communications and behaviour change program has significantly raised national awareness and advocacy of the many issues associated with wet wipes in the wastewater system. With minimal resources, the program's sustained publicity has broken new ground on customer and industry engagement on the issue.

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