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Smart Water Awards Categories

alliancing award

Alliancing Award

The Smart Water Alliancing Award recognises organisation(s) that have demonstrated collaboration, engagement and or teaming to;

  • solve a significant environmental and or water resource management related problem
  • access new market/s
  • develop a new product, solution or service
  • undertake research and, or trial applications
  • bid for a project or tender (irrespective of outcome)
  • developing new business agreements and or partnerships (such as an MoU or other arrangement) to enable future growth and business
  • address a specific industry issue (e.g. market knowledge, skills development, promotion) and, or
  • create and foster a teaming and collaborative culture.

Innovation Award

The Smart Water Innovation Award recognises an organisation that has fostered innovation to:

  • solve a significant environmental and or water resource related problem
  • develop a product, solution or service
  • undertake research or trial applications
  • share, communicate and ensure acceptance and take up of new knowledge, technology or research
  • improve manufacturing or business processes and, or
  • improve sales, promotion and product/service delivery.

Business Growth Award

The Smart Water Business Growth Award recognises an organisation that has demonstrated significant growth through;

  • accessing new markets (both local and international),
  • delivering new products and or services,
  • delivering a significant new project, research or initiative
  • increasing sales and or service delivery and, or
  • developing new business processes and models.

Environmental Improvement Award

The Environmental Improvement Award will be present­ed to an organisation that has demonstrated an outstanding environmental initiative that has made a substantial contribution to their business, local environment or a broader sustainability issue. This may include;

  • reducing water use
  • improving water quality
  • reducing waste and or energy use.

WIA Leadership Award

The WIA Leadership Award is presented to a person deemed to have made a major contri­bution to the water industry sector either through actions or the implementation of water related programs of the highest significance to the community at large.

Previously known as the Chairman’s Award, the Leadership Award is now open for members to nominate an individual for their work in the South Australian water industry.


Minister’s Award for Excellence in Sustainable Water Management

Supported by Hon. Ian Hunter MLC

Minister for Water and the River Murray

The Minister’s Award for Excellence in Sustainable Water Management will recognise one of the nominees of the above categories (except for the WIA Leadership Award) that has demonstrated excellence in its contribution and leadership to sustainable water management.