VIC Water Awards Showcase & 2018 Program Launch

VIC Water Awards Showcase & 2018 Program Launch
Join us for an interesting evening where we learn about award winning projects and professionals with a great positive impact on the water industry.

This is an opportunity to find out more through presentations followed by a panel discussion. We will also present you with the AWA VIC Events Calendar for the year, before we enjoy some refreshments during an opportunity to network.

20 March from 5:45 - 8:30pm
Aurecon Building, 850 Collins Street, Docklands
Registration cost $30 for members/ $60 non-members


6 pm Welcome
Stephanie Clarke, Water Leader, Aurecon

6:05 pm The Awards Process
David Kirby, AWA Chair of Judging Panel & Immediate Past President

6:15 pm Presentations/ Panel Q&A
AWA Awards VIC 2017

7:45 pm AWA VIC Program Launch
Lindsey Brown, AWA VIC Branch President

8-8:30 pm
Networking Opportunity/ Refreshments


Gabby ButeraProcess Engineer, Environment & Resources, Arup 
Water Research Innovation Award, Emerging Contaminants: Innovative Technology for Treatment and Removal – Arup

Identifying the top ten substances most likely to impact industry in the future, Arup’s research investigates the global issue of emerging waterborne contaminants and outlines innovative technologies for their removal.

John Frdelja, Manager Strategic Asset Management & Planning, Central Highlands Water
Program Innovation Award, Ballarat City Integrated Water Management Plan – CHW, Delwp, E2Designlab & RMCG

The Ballarat City IWMP brings together water cycle planning, collaborative partnerships and a shared community vision to guide investment. It demonstrates how greener and more prosperous water future’ can be achieved at a city scale and represents a prototype for other urban areas and regional cities.

Jackie Bowe, Communications & Engagement Coordinator, Wannon Water
Infrastructure Project Innovation Award, Warrnambool Roof Water Harvesting Project – Wannon Water

The Warrnambool Roof Water Harvesting Project is a leading example of integrated water management. The project creates a new water catchment by capturing water from roofs that would otherwise be lost in run-off, supporting more liveable and sustainable cities. Wannon Water's innovative project is a first in Australia.

Sam Skinner, Consultant, Environment & Planning, Aurecon
Student Water Prize Quantifying Wastewater Dewaterability for Improved Water Recycling

Sam has undertaken a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He has investigated the dewaterability of biofouling in filtration processes, which led to the first quantitative correlation between the extent of digestion and filterability. He has also shown that compressibility is the cause of rapid transmembrane increases in membrane bioreactors.

Ciara Sterling, Head of Community Inclusion, Yarra Valley Water
Water Professional of the Year

Ciara is an industry leader in supporting customers experiencing vulnerability, hardship and family violence. She is the driving force behind YVW’s extremely successful WaterCare initiative and Head of the Thriving Communities Partnership, a cross-sectoral collaboration of organisations tackling the root causes of hardship and inequality.

Registrations are open until 4pm Friday 16 March.

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20/03/2018 6:00 PM - 20/03/2018 8:30 PM

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