This is an opportunity to listen to presentations about the Victorian Water Award winners and their projects, followed by a panel discussion. We will also present you with the Australian Water Association VIC Events Calendar for the year, before enjoying some refreshments and networking.
Tuesday, 20 March from 5:45pm-8:30pm
Aurecon Building, 850 Collins Street, Docklands
Registration cost: $30 Members / $30 Employee of a corporate member / $60 Non-members
6:00pm Welcome, Stephanie Clarke, Water Leader, Aurecon
6:05pm The Awards Process, David Kirby, AWA Judging Panel Chair & VIC Immediate Past President
6:15-7:45pm Presentations/Panel Q&A
7:45pm AWA VIC Program Launch, Lindsey Brown, AWA VIC President
8-8:30pm Networking & Refreshments
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Gabby Butera, Process 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 a 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, Integrated Water Managment 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.
Awards winners not available to present due to international/ interstate travel:
Ciara Sterling, Head of Community Inclusion, Yarra Valley Water
Water Professional of the Year
Priyani Madan, Water Consultant, Arup
Young Water Professional of the Year
Registrations are open until 5pm Friday, 16 March.
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