The Australian Water Association’s South Australian Water Awards are the SA water industry’s highest accolades.
Established in 1996 to recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to the South Australian water industry, the Awards acknowledge the sector’s “best of the best”, shining a spotlight on exceptional achievements across the state in a range of organizational and individual categories.
Each year the number of entries grows, as do the number of attendees at the annual SA Gala Dinner and Awards Night, where the winners are announced.
This high-profile industry endorsement brings finalists and winners widespread recognition of individual and organisational achievements; generates PR and media opportunities; creates a point of difference from competitors; and generates team and corporate pride.
2019 SA Water Awards - Now open
To recognise an outstanding contribution to the SA water industry, nominate yourself, your organisation, a colleague, or student, for a 2019 South Australian Water Award by clicking on the links below.
Nominations close Monday, 23 September 2019. *Note: SA Student Water Prize submissions are open until 8 October 2019.
Nomination for the Premier’s Medal must be made by a current member of the Association’s SA Branch Committee, via the online form.
The Premier's Water Medal/ South Australian Water Professional of the Year
- Each year the Association’s SA Branch Committee nominates eminent individuals to be considered for the Premier’s Water Medal.
- The Medal recognises outstanding individual contribution to the South Australian water industry, or management and conservation of water in the state.
- To be eligible for the Premiers Water Medal the individual must be a Professional Member of the Association, or an employee of a Corporate Member, have been based in SA for a number of years, have made a significant contribution to the state and/or national and/or international water industry, have an excellent reputation within SA, in other States of Australia and/or internationally for substantial contribution and commitment over an extended period to the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the community of South Australia.
- The winner will represent South Australia as a finalist for the Water Professional of the Year at the Australian Water Awards, held at Ozwater 5-7 May 2020 in Adelaide.
All Awards, aside from the Student awards, are open to Australian Water Association members only. To download the Conditions of Entry click here.
A judging panel will be formed by the Australian Water Association SA Branch Committee, consisting of industry experts. Short-listed entrants will be required to give an oral presentation to the judges for final consideration.
In addition to your written award submission, you will be required to make a short presentation in person to the SA Awards Judging Panel at the 2019 South Australian Water Awards Presentation Day on Tuesday 8 October.
The Student Water Prize judging day is Monday 14 October.
Organisational Awards are exclusive to AWA Corporate Members.
Where there are multiple partners in an award submission, some who are members and some who are not, the submission is eligible for entry. However marketing and publicity arising from the entry, inclusion as a finalist, and the award, will be limited to AWA Corporate Members.
If you have an award-worthy project, but are not a member, or if you are a non-member partner in a submission, please contact our SA Branch Manger, Cat Murtagh, at firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss membership benefits.
Frequently asked questions
To download the Awards FAQs, click here.
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For queries about the SA Awards please contact:
P: 0439 893 304 E: CMurtagh@awa.asn.au