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NSW Legends of Water 2022



Over 100 people attended the NSW Legends of Water dinner on Wednesday 7 December, as the community turned out at 12-Micron at Barangaroo to celebrate the careers and achievements of three NSW Legends of Water: Ivan Reolon, Danielle Baker, and Greg Mashiah. 


The NSW Legends of Water Dinner recognises the achievements of water industry leaders who have not only been committed to creating a more sustainable water future but have dedicated their careers to promoting the importance of water in their respective fields. This annual event brings together attendees from across the water sector. 

Ivan Reolon is General Manager at Abergeldie Group. He has worked as a Mechanical Engineer, with over 35 years’ of experience in the water industry. Ivan has been involved in NSW regional water projects for the last 25 years, through supply, water specialist company and large multi-sector contractor Abergeldie. Previously, Ivan has been an active member of AWA, having held the role of Vice-President on the NSW committee, acting as a mentor for Young Water Professionals, and being a part of the Biosolids Working Group. Most recently Ivan has taken up the role as NSW Regional Champion

Danielle Baker is the Director Water Analytics, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Danielle is a principal water resources scientist with 20 years’ of experience in the water industry and applied science and engineering fields. Danielle leads teams with expertise across civil and environmental engineering, data analytics, data management, spatial and remote sensing, to deliver multi-disciplinary projects. Danielle has lead digital transformation in water knowledge through the development and adoption of new methodologies, data and optimisation tools, and partnering for data analytics, and web and application product development. Danielle supports and encourages teams to collaborate, innovate, excel, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Greg Mashiah is the Manager Water Cycle at Clarence Valley Council. Greg is a civil/environmental engineer specialising in water cycle management and raising community awareness. Greg joined Maclean Shire Council (now amalgamated into Clarence Valley Council) as Design Engineer in 2001. In October 2004 Greg was appointed as Manager Water and Wastewater at Clarence Valley Council (now titled Manager Water Cycle) and is responsible for drinking water, sewerage, floodplain and coastal management.

The Roger Pettitt Award was presented to Shoshana Fogelman - Senior Manager, Ecosystem Development. The Roger Pettitt Award is the branch’s highest honour and is awarded to someone who possesses an undeniable passion for the water industry. 

AWA would like to congratulate and thank everyone awarded on the night for their significant contributions. AWA would also like to thank our dinner partner Eurofins Australia New Zealand and our legends partner Arup.