Webinar - National Student Water Prize Winner Announced Live

Webinar - National Student Water Prize Winner Announced Live
Register now to hear from the top three shortlisted National Award Finalists as they present their project before the 2020 National Winner is announced live!

The Student Water Prize recognises excellence in water-related studies and research, and provides an opportunity for students to showcase their academic excellence, innovation, and/or research findings to future employees, clients and the water industry.

Join us on Tuesday 18 August at 12.00pm (AEST) to hear from three shortlisted finalists as they present their projects. You'll also get the chance to ask questions during a Q&A and then we'll be announcing the National winner live.
AWA Members / Employees of Corporate Members can register for free as participation in the Australian Water Awards is an exclusive member opportunity. Non-member registration is $60.

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Hear from these three shortlisted national finalists (top 3 scoring projects):
Unravelling Stream Ecosystem Functioning in Urban Landscapes to Improve Management of Water Quality and Habitat – Jen Middleton, University of Western Australia (WA)
Jen Middleton’s research aims to understand the impacts of anthropogenic disturbance on stream ecosystem function to improve restoration management. By applying ecological, biogeochemical and molecular microbial techniques, Middleton has been able to determine whether catchment or more local attributes determine water quality, and the extent to which riparian vegetation may modify within-stream characteristics locally.

Is the Installation of Mini Hydropower Turbines into Water Transmission System Pipelines Cost Effective? – Amber Smith and Anthony Cox, University of Adelaide (SA)
Amber Smith and Anthony Cox are former engineering students from the University of Adelaide and completed their honours research in the field of water engineering and renewable energy in 2018. They have a passion for environmental sustainability and are interested in finding innovative solutions to global environmental challenges, like whether the installation of mini hydropower turbines into water transmission system pipelines is cost effective.

Optimisation of the Water System at Visy Paper Smithfield (VP3&6) – Alana Saliba, the University of Sydney (NSW)
Alana undertook a combined degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Project Management at the University of Sydney. As one of twelve who received the 2019 Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship, she’s worked full time for six months at Visy Paper, completing her thesis which considerably assisted the mill in minimising their consumption of fresh water.

The National Prize is proudly supported by Guidera O'Connor.
18/08/2020 12:00 PM - 18/08/2020 1:15 PM

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