Issue No. 41 - June/July 2008
Water alliance rewards global stars
This year’s six Water Industry Alliance award winners highlight an industry that’s making a global impact.
“SA is emerging as a global player in water related technology and intelligence,” WIA CEO Joe Flynn says.
“The winners of the 2008 Awards highlight how the knowledge and technology being produced here is being adopted throughout the world.”
Chairman’s Award - Ian Smith, Chicago Trade Commissioner, Austrade
As well as putting together the first water-focussed trade mission to the US, Ian has played an exceptional role in facilitating networking introductions and promotional opportunities in the US – a key market for the South Australian water industry.
Collaborative Teaming Award - Waterproofing Northern Adelaide Regional Subsidiary
Playford, Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully councils have worked with the State and Commonwealth governments to fund a $104 million project to capture stormwater for irrigation. The Community Water Management System will replace 30% of the mains water usage in the region to ‘drought proof’ most major recreational areas and school ovals.
Innovation Award - Intelligent Software Development
Intelligent Software Development’s modelling tool Simulait Water uses defence sector software to create a virtual replica of a water reticulation system. CEO Dr Don Perugini says this enables key decision makers to asses the future impact of proposed strategies before...