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Specialist Networks-Water Efficiency

YOUR WATER EFFICIENCY SPECIALIST NETWORK

This network aims to lead the national conversation on water efficiency.  The committee is guided by the knowledge that reduced water wastage is key to keeping water affordable for all users and providing resilient water systems for all communities.  The networks position is that water efficiency is not just a crisis response, but that maximising the utility of available water resources should be part of any approach to water planning or management that seeks to be prudent from an engineering, economic, environmental or governance perspective.

MEET THE COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs 
Sandra Brady, Barwon Water
Dr Simon Fane, Institute for Sustainable Futures UTS  

Committee Members 
Adam Jones, BMT  
Andre Boerema, Sydney Water 
 
Chris Philpot,  The Water Conversancy  
Damien Postma, Water Corporation  
Jethro Laidlaw, Department of Planning and Environment, NSW
Jim Fear, Jacobs
Michael Smit, Kingspan 
Russell Beatty
Sean Simpson, South East Water
Tim Murphy, Sunwater
Tori Hampton, Power and Water Corporation
William Weaver, Sunwater

CONNECT AT OUR NEXT MEMBER CIRCLE

Member circles are exclusive to AWA members and provide an opportunity to share knowledge with likeminded professionals and practitioners.  To receive your invite to our next member circle, login and ensure you have Water Efficiency selected as one of your Specialist Network preferences.

SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE

The network aims to: 

Collaboratively advance the conversation on the best-practice approaches to planning and implementation of water efficiency 

Demonstrate and represent the case for investment in water efficiency to the community, water utilities and policy makers  

Highlight how optimal outcomes for local communities can converge with good business outcomes for the water industry 

Advocate for water efficiency to be effectively embedded in all urban water planning, land use planning, building and development requirements 

RESOURCES

The Australian Water Association has written to the Productivity Commission following the publication of its issues paper on national water reform and has called for an independent and statutory reform agency to provide the leadership, coordination and facilitation between jurisdictions to deliver future water reforms. 

Submission to the Productivity Commission’s National Water Initiative Inquiry (2020) 

The Australian Water Association's Water Efficiency Specialist Network Committee wrote a Position Paper - The Case for Water Efficiency, in October 2012. This paper is currently under review with an update to be provided during 2023.   

The Case for Water Efficiency 

GET IN TOUCH

Water Efficiency Specialist Network Coordinator 
Kyllie Whitehead | E: kwhitehead@awa.asn.au | T: 02 9467 8420
or get in touch using the Contact Us form