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 
Michael Smit, Kingspan  
Adam Jones, BMT  

Committee Members 
Andre Boerema, Sydney Water  
Chris Philpot, Smart Approved Watermark   
Jethro Laidlaw, Power and Water Corp.  
Peter Coombes, Urban Water Cycle Solutions  
Russell Beatty, Hydrology and Risk Consulting  
Simon Fane, Institute for Sustainable Futures UTS  
Lucy Nankervis, Water Professional  
James Fear, SEQ Water  
Damien Postma, Water Corporation  
Shamsur Rahim, UTS Sydney  
Marion De Courcay, Cloudfarms 

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

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

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. 

GET IN TOUCH

Member Engagement Manager 
Marc Sneddon 
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