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WA water awards winners announced

Western Australia’s water industry innovators have been recognised with the announcement of the 2017 Australian Water Association Western Australian Water Awards winners.

Water Minister Dave Kelly last night announced the winners across eight categories from a shortlist of 19 finalists during a ceremony at the Pan Pacific, with achievements in wastewater innovation a dominant theme.

A wastewater treatment and biogas production system first used at a Dardanup abattoir won Environmental Engineers International the Research Innovation Award for advances in nutrient removal and reductions in cost, energy and chemical use, sludge, carbon dioxide and noxious odours.

Upgrading Rottnest Island’s wastewater plant to enable 100 per cent re-use of effluent and a 50 per cent reduction in potable water use, won Guidera O’Connor and Permeate Partners the Infrastructure Project Innovation Award.

Use of recycled wastewater to support Aboriginal advancement and community projects in the Kimberley won the Water Corporation the Program Innovation Award, and the City of Kalamunda won the Innovating for Sustainability Award for its use of managed aquifer recharge to store and treat stormwater for use at Hartfield Park.

The Australian Water Association WA Water Awards are sponsored by the Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

View the winners, here: WA_Water_Awards_2017_Finalists_and_Winners