Environmental Protection

IWA Recognizes Asia Pacific Water Engineering Projects

The Asia Pacific Regional Winners of the International Water Association’s Project Innovation Awards (PIA) were announced at an awards ceremony during the Singapore International Water Week 2010. The winners by award category are list below.

Applied Research
Winner: PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, for Variable Salinity Plant, Singapore
Honor Award: Center for Technologies in Water and Wastewater, University of Technology, for BioFilter – An Environmentally Friendly Pre-Treatment for Reverse Osmosis in Seawater Desalination Center for Technologies in Water and Wastewater, Sydney, Australia

Design
Winner: CDM and PUB, Marina Barrage, Singapore
Honor Award: WaterSecure for Western Corridor Recycled Water Project, Australia

Operations/Management
Winner: Goulburn-Murray Water’s FutureFlow Alliance for FutureFlow Irrigation Modernization Project, Shepparton, Australia
Honor Award: Manila Water Co. Inc. for The Manila Water Experience – Reducing Manila’s Water Losses through a Multi-Pronged Approach, Metro Manila, The Philippines

Planning
Winner: CVC, CHCC, NSW Public Works and Leighton Contractors for Clarence Valley Coffs Harbor Regional Water Supply, Grafton, Australia
Honor Awards: Gold Coast Water for Gold Coast Water’s Four R’s Project – From Vision to Reality, Gold Coast, Australia
SA Water, Optimatics, United Water and University of Adelaide for A Combined Optimization and Multi-Criteria Analysis Process for Pipe Network Interconnectivity Planning, Adelaide, Australia

Small Projects
Winner: ‘us’ – Utility Services and South East Water for Flinders/Shoreham Pressure Sewer Project, Flinders and Shoreham, Australia
Honor Awards: Orange City Council and Geolyse Pty Ltd for Blackmans Swamp Creek Stormwater Harvesting Project, Orange, NSW, Australia
Manila Water Co. Inc. for Olandes Sewage Treatment Plant, Metro Manila, The Philippines

Detailed descriptions of the Asia Pacific winning projects are available on the PIA Website.

The PIA Program was established by the International Water Association in 2006 to recognize excellence and innovation in water engineering projects throughout the world. The program supports IWA’s goal to “connect water professionals worldwide to lead the development of effective and sustainable approaches to water management.” Amongst other criteria, project evaluation has been based on social, economic and sustainable design and the future value to the water engineering profession.

All Asia Pacific winners and honor awardees will be advanced together with the winners and honor awardees of the East Asia, Europe and North America Regional Awards competition to compete for the PIA Global Grand Prize, which will be presented at the IWA World Water Congress in Montreal, Canada on September 22.

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