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  •  Given in honour of George Goffin

    The Australian Water Association Award for Exceptional Service is the highest honour that can be bestowed on an individual. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service to the Association.  


    Award Patron - George Goffin

    George Goffin worked tirelessly for the Australian Water Association for many years. He was involved in the Victorian branch during the 1950s as a committee member and branch president before becoming Federal President in the 1970s, serving two successive terms. As President, George contributed greatly to the success of the 1972 Biennial Conference in Adelaide. He also took on the post of Editor of the Water Journal for a number of years.  



    Individual AWA Members.


    Nominations shall be supported by written evidence detailing the service and contributions of the nominee in relation to the following criteria:


    • Exceptional service to the Association (through a technical contribution or sustained administrative, organisational or leadership activity).
    • Valuable contribution towards vision, leadership, knowledge and persistence within the Association.
    • The service of the individual has resulted in positive (and demonstrable) changes in AWA.
    • A substantial and commendable personal input to the Association.
    • Contribution to creating new directions and opening new fields of endeavour.


    A nomination shall only be made by an AWA Branch Committee or by two or more Board members. Nominations are to be submitted directly to AWA National office.


    The award is peer nominated. Confidentiality in nomination is essential and nominees should not be aware that they are being nominated for the award.  



    The judging panel will be comprised of the three most recent and available past Presidents. The decision of the judging panel will be presented to AWA’s Board for approval.

    Awarded at

    Presidents Dinner prior to Ozwater

    Submitting your Nomination

    Submissions should be submitted electronically and must include the following compiled information:


    • A completed nomination form
    • An executive summary outlining the main reason for the nomination (maximum 500 words)
    • Detailed information introducing the nominee and addressing the criteria (maximum 4 A4 pages)
    • Photo (in jpg or similar format)
    • Biography (minimum 180 words, maximum 300 words)
    • Two letters of reference

    Closing date

    30 November


    AWA Awards   

    ph. 02 9436 0055

    Australian Water Association
    PO Box 222, St Leonards NSW 1590