TAS Awards

In 2012 the Branch introduced an awards program in line with the Australian Water Association National Water Awards. The Tasmanian Water Environment Merit Award (TWEMA) is awarded by the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Water Association for a project, initiative, product or service which has achieved outstanding management or development of water resources on a sustainable basis in Tasmania in the past three to four years. Find out more below.

Over the next few years, Tasmania will be offering an expanded suite of individual and organisational awards to be able to recognise the achievements of our individual and corporate members. State winners are provided the opportunity to enter in the National Water Awards which are presented at Ozwater each year.


Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
(Sponsored by SMEC)

  • 24 Glasses, TasWater
  • Kangaroo Bay Rising Main Replacement, Hazell Bros

Young Water Professional of the Year Award
(Sponsored by Stornoway)

  • Joshua Coates, Senior Civil / Hydraulic Engineer, pitt&sherry
  • Jacob Gerke, Project Engineer Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme, Tasmanian Irrigation
  • Phoebe Nash, Water Engineer, Stornoway
  • Cassandre Tickner-Smith, Environment and Compliance Officer, Tasmanian Irrigation

Water Professional of the Year Award
(Sponsored by TRILITY)

  • Kate Guard, Manager, Environmental Services, Tasmanian Irrigation
  • Rebecca Kelly, Director, isNRM 
  • Chris Thompson, Principal Consultant, Macquarie Franklin

Young Water Professional of the Year Award (Gary Ingram Memorial Award)

The Tasmanian 2019 YWP Award will be presented at the 2019 Galah Dinner. 

First awarded in 2012, the award is named in honour of Gary Ingram, a valued Committee Member of the Australian Water Association – Tasmania’s Branch. Along with a keen involvement in membership and policy, Gary was instrumental in introducing the Galah Debate concept to the Association. In recognition of Gary’s commitment to the water sector the Tasmanian Young Water Professional of the Year Award has named and is presented in his memory.

Previous Winners of the Young Water Professional of the Year Award:

  • 2018 – Matthew Robertson
  • 2017 – Rebecca Sayles
  • 2016 – Mark Rippon
  • 2015 – Cameron Jessup
  • 2014 – Daniel Ford
  • 2013 – Elizabeth Hickman
  • 2012 – Andy Crawford

Award Category Sponsor:

Water Professional of the Year Award

New for 2019, The Tasmanian Water Professional of the Year will be presented at the 2019 Galah. 

Award Category Sponsor:

Infrastructure Project Innovation Award

New for 2019, the Infrastructure Project Innovation Award will be presented at the 2019 Galah Dinner. 

Award Category Sponsor:

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.

If you have any queries about the Awards please contact:

Natasha Stapleton
T 0438 246 400
E tasbranch@awa.asn.au

Important information
The Tasmanian Water Awards are open to Australian Water Association members only. To download the Conditions of Entry click here.

Frequently asked questions
To download the Award FAQs, click here.