Icon Water took out three Australian Water Association Awards

September 11, 2017

Australian Water Association Chief Executive Jonathan McKeown congratulated the winners of the 2017 ACT Water Awards at the annual Water Leaders Dinner in Canberra last night.
“The awards recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in the water industry across innovation, research, business and delivery of water projects,” Mr McKeown said.
“As an industry we congratulate the hard work, passion, dedication and enthusiasm shown by our ACT members who are genuinely progressing the sector and making a difference to our communities.”
The winners of the ACT Water Awards will automatically be entered into the equivalent National Australian Water Awards category, which will be presented at Ozwater’18 in Brisbane next year.

Winners:
Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
Using Optimisation Models for Sewer Investment Planning – Icon Water and AECOM
In an Australian first, Icon Water with AECOM and SEAMS have applied a novel Enterprise Decision Analytics approach to model future sewer asset interventions, costs, and performance over a planning horizon of a 20 year period. This application is a leading practice example of an emerging area in asset management using big data and an analytics tool to efficiently inform investment decisions.

Research Innovation Award
Enlarged Cotter Dam Fish Monitoring and Research – Icon Water
Icon Water, with the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology, has delivered several innovative research projects to inform adaptive management which balance community water security with protection of an endangered fish population. The research showcases a sustained collaboration and commitment of a water utility, university, and Government, to deliver truly ecologically sustainable development outcomes.

Young Water Professional of the Year Award
Bianca Petrevski, Acting Senior Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Icon Water
Bianca embodies Icon Water’s core values of safety, excellence and openness and shares this with the Canberra community. Bianca is agile and outcome focused, with demonstrated advanced communication skills that ensure success with her campaigns. Bianca will continue to be a role model for her peers and community, and particularly for the water industry.