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QLD Branch Awards
  • Leaders in the Queensland water industry were recognised at the Gala Dinner & Awards Night held Friday 12 July 2013.

    The Awards were presented at an Awards Ceremony Dinner attended by over 480 guests including Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mark McArdle.

    Australian Water Association CEO, Jonathan McKeown, commended the high standard of entries for this year’s awards and stated that the genuine commitment the finalists have given to water leadership and management is acknowledged by their nomination to the Awards.

    All nominees were subject to a rigorous process by a panel of experts before the final winners were decided. The winners are now automatically entered into AWA’s National Water Awards to be awarded at Ozwater’14 in May 2014 in Brisbane. Congratulations to all of the winners! They are: 


    Award Winner
    Research Innovation Award Advanced Biosolids Technology Program - (Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland)
    Program Innovation Award Moreton Bay Regional Council's Total Water Cycle Management Plan - (BMT WBM, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Unitywater, Bligh Tanner)
    Infrastructure Innovation Award Coombabah and Stapylton Program Alliance - (Gold Coast City Council, Abigroup Contractors, WorleyParsons, KBR.)
    Regional Service Award  Bruce Gardiner, Cairns Regional Council
    Distinguished Service Award Chris Pipe-Martin, Logan City Council
    Young Water Professional of the Year Award Dr Sarah Schroeder, Senior Water Quality Officer - (Queensland Urban Utilities)
    Water Professional of the Year Award Fiona Chandler, (International WaterCentre)

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    Presentations made by Brian Nicholas of Acciona Agua (Award Sponsor) and Colin Lewis (AWA QLD President) to:
    Young Water Professional of the Year, Sarah Schroeder and Water Professional of the Year, Fiona Chandler
    A Photo Gallery has been set up for the Awards and Gala Dinner. To login:

             - Please follow this link:
             - Then enter your password: awagala2013


    The Program is an annual program to celebrate and promote the outstanding work achieved by individuals and organisations in the water sector. Nominations for the 2014 Queensland Water Awards open 23 June 2014 and close 1 August 2014. The award categories are:

    • Water Professional of the Year Award
    • Young Water Professional of the Year Award
    • Operator of the Year Award
    • Infrastructure Innovation Award
    • Program Innovation Award
    • Undergraduate Water Prize
    • Research Innovation Award
    • QLD Regional Service Award (Committee Nominated)
    • QLD Distinguished Service Award (Committee Nominated)

    Why enter the Awards:

    • Recognition of your / your organisation’s achievements.
    • Creation of PR / media promotion opportunities.
    • Motivate your team and develop corporate pride.
    • Distinguish yourself from your competitors.
    • National benefits of a recognised endorsement from your industry.

    Nominees need to be members of AWA (with the exception of the Undergraduate Water Prize and the Operator of the Year Award).

    For queries about the QLD Awards please contact:  

    Sharon Ible

    P (07) 3396 4880 E