WA Innovating for Sustainable Water and Environmental Outcomes Award


To recognise the achievements of innovators in Western Australian in fostering the advancement of sustainable water management and/or significant environmental outcomes of water management practices. The innovation can relate to financing, design, construction, communication, planning, management, rehabilitation, marketing, sustainability and/or use of technology.

Complete the Nomination Form 


  • Less than $2 million aggregated turnover per project 

  • The lead party of the project/innovation must be a not-for-profit organisation, local government body, non-government organisation, school or small business

  • Nominees may be a member or non-member of AWA

Judging Criteria:
  • Initiative is innovative, unique or have other outstanding features which sets it apart from common practice among comparable projects, products, systems or techniques
  • Relevance to the Western Australian water industry and community
  • Strongly anticipated environmental or sustainable benefits as a result of the innovation

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

  • Describe your innovation and why it is innovative (500 words)
  • What is the innovation's relevance to the WA water industry? (500 words)
  • What are the projected benefits to the local water industry? What specific problem can be/was solved with your innovation? (500 words)
  • Describe the applications of your innovation (and if applicable include examples of where your innovation has been put in practice). (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)
The award winner will receive:
- One year (12 months) bronze membership of the Australian Water Association
- An invitation to present at the WA Awards Showcase (or equivalent event TBC)
- One full registration to the WA Awards Showcase (or equivalent event TBC)

2018 Winner

2018 WA Winner - Innovating for Sustainable Water and Environmental Outcomes

Advanced Waste Water Systems
Self Cleaning Automatic Filter Backflush for the Greyflow Greywater Diversion System

Advanced Waste Water Systems’ has developed an economical self-cleaning mechanism for gravity flow applications. The invention took four years to develop and provides a safe, hygienic and maintenance free means of filtering and diverting greywater for garden re-use. The system is fit for use for both household and larger commercial settings and helps to reduce overall water consumption.

This award is sponsored by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Water Corporation