Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth

    Water sector’s best acknowledged at AWA Awards

    30/10/2021 10:30 AM
     
    • Australian Water Association annual awards highlight the outstanding work by individuals and organisations in the water industry
    • The night brings together water industry leaders and professionals to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the past year

    Water Minister Dave Kelly has congratulated winners and nominees from this year's Australian Water Association Awards, with winners named at a gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton in Perth last night.

     

    The awards night brings together water industry leaders and professionals to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the WA Awards finalists and winners, and to discuss what the future holds.

     

    This year's winners highlight the outstanding work by individuals and organisations in the water industry and recognise innovation in the technology, business and delivery of water projects across the categories.

     

    Along with the prestige of being recognised, winners are automatically entered into the National Awards presented at Ozwater each year.

     

    This year's winners are:

     

    Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Regional):  

    Water Corporation - Vasse Diversion Drain Upgrade Project  

     

    Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Metro):   

    Urbaqua, Water Corporation, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation - Wharf Street Basin Next Generation Community Park Project  

     

    R&D Excellence Award (sponsored by Water Research Australia):  

    uPtake - Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

     

    Student Water Prize (Sponsored by GHD):  

    Elkia Szczecinski, Curtin University - Formation and Detection of Bromophenols and their Contribution to Plastic Taste in Drinking Water

     

    Highly Commended  

    Ramon Skane, Murdoch University - Modelling & Simulation of Pressure Reducing Valves in Water Networks and their Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

     

    Young Water Professional of the Year (sponsored by Xylem):  

    Chenoa Lange, Technical Advisor - Wastewater Processes, Water Corporation  

     

    Water Professional of the Year:  

    Dr Fabiana Tessele, Director - Tessele Consultants 

     

    Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:


    "I would like to congratulate all of this year's winners, as well as those who were nominees in their category.

     

    "Those nominated are champions for our waterwise future - whether as role models for their community, for raising water awareness, for supporting water professions, or for inspiring a sustainable water future for Western Australia.

     

    "It is inspiring to see the commitment and dedication of this year's finalists, who are contributing in different ways to our State's water sector."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6100