Presentations & Honour Roll

Below is an range of presentations, speeches and articles from recent NSW Branch events.

NSW Site Tour- Flow Systems, Central Park- 10 February 2017

A group of over forty water industry professionals visited Sydney’s Central Park development last Friday for a tour of the site’s underground water recycling centre, the largest in the world of its kind. 

Andrew Horton, Executive Manager Operations of Flow Systems, provided attendees with an insight into the design and operation of the facility as well as an in-depth tour of the major processes at the site. The tour demonstrated how integrated water cycle management can greatly improve water and energy efficiency of urban developments.

The Flow Systems water recycling facility will service over 20,000 residents, workers and visitors daily, and can harness water from seven different sources. Incorporating Membrane Bioreactor and Reverse Osmosis technology, the system is designed to treat 1 ML/day of water, with the treated effluent used for non-potable uses in dwellings, for irrigation of Central Park’s unique vertical garden and for use in the Central Thermal Plant. 

NSW Breakfast Briefing, Sydney , 11 February 2016

Gavin Hanlon

NSW Engineers & Operators Conference, 26-27 October 2015, Ballina

Conference Program


Adam Medlock

Andrew Swan

Belinda Green

Bruce Atkinson

David Berry

David Zhang

Dan Alcock

Elissa Peattie and Karen Arkinstall

Graeme Watkins

Graham Smith

James Bailey

Janice Green

Jon Francis

Katy Brady

Keith Bolton

Marty Hancock

Matt Dawson and Greg Woord

Matthew Bloomfield

Peter Greenhalgh

Scott Agnew and Odin Hubner

Scott Smith

Shannon McBride

Veronique Bonnelye

NSW Northern Regional Conference, Tamworth, 9-10 October 2014

Leslie Jarvis

Andrew Humpage

Andrzej Listowski 

Daniel Turnbull and Bruce Logan

Graeme Watkins

Greg Wood

Kylie Evans

Lee Bowling

Matthew Davidson

Nanda Altavilla

Winners of the 2015/2016 NSW Water Awards

NSW Water Professional of the Year Dr Fang Chen, Data61
NSW Young Water Professional of the Year Kathryn Silvester, Sydney Water
NSW Program Innovation Project Lake Macquarie Sports Field Improvement Program, Lake Macquarie City Council
NSW Infrastructure Innovation Project Treating high sugar wastewater – BioGill Operations Pty Ltd
NSW Research Innovation Project Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction Project, Sydney Water
Kamal Fernando Mentoring Award Rita Henderson, UNSW

Winners of the 2014/2015 NSW Water Awards

NSW Water Professional of the Year

Peter Fagan, MWH

AWA Young Water Professional of the Year

Gabrielle McGill, GHD

NSW Undergraduate Water Prize

Katie Shield, University of Western Sydney & Sydney Water

Kamal Fernando Mentoring Award

Cheryl Marvel,Sydney Water

Roger Petit Award

Greg Mashiah, Clarence Valley Council

NSW Research Innovation Award

Sydney Water- Waste to energy through co-digestion

Infrastructure Innovation Award

State Water Corporation- Burrendong temperature control curtain

NSW Program Innovation Award

Sydney Water - The Hawkesbury Nepean River and South Creek Model

2015 NSW Legends of Water

Dr Paul Byleveld, Manager
Water Unit, NSW Health

Paul manages the Water Unit, which is responsible for public health regulation and advice on drinking water, waste water management, water recycling, and recreational waters. Paul has contributed to the development of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. He was responsible for leading the business case and is helping oversee implementation of the $200 million Aboriginal Communities Water Supplies and Sewerage Program. Paul has also worked with the Australian Government and the Red Cross in post-conflict and natural disaster settings (including tsunami, earthquake, typhoon and floods). 

Peter Fagan, Business Development Executive - Asia Pacific Region, MWH 
(Also awarded, Water Professional of the Year 2015)
Peter has had a long career of dedicated service in both the public and private sectors of the water industry. Aside from his current role, he was General Manager, Environment Science and Technology for Australian Water Technologies for seven years and held overall responsibility for Research and Development for Sydney Water. Peter has been at the forefront of new ideas and approaches for water management.

Susan Trousdale, Project Director, Desalination at Sydney Water
Susan has had an eclectic career working for Universities and organisations such as the CSIRO, through to running a sheep farm in New Zealand and managing a winery. Currently a Program Manager for capital works in Sydney Water’s growth areas, as Planning Project Director, she was previously instrumental in the development of desalination for Sydney as well as also being the Chief Executive of Australian Water Technologies in New Zealand from 2003.

NSW Legends of Water


Cheryl Marvell, Sydney Water
Annalisa Contos, Atom Consulting
Daniella McKenzie, NSW Water Solutions


Tony Cartwright, Sydney
Water Jim Keary, Hunter Water Australia
Andrew Kasmarik, Sydney Water


Ian Tanner, Sydney Catchment Authority
Annette Davison, Risk Edge
Stewart McLeod, Dubbo City Council


David Barnes, SKM
Carmel Krogh, Shoalhaven City Council
Chris Davis, Institute for Sustainable Futures


Murray Thompson, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Colin Nicholson, Sydney Water
Will Strachan