Environmental Engineer and Faculty Alumnus, Halinka Lamparski, has been awarded Young Water Professional of the Year, the top honours at the 2016 Australian Water Association (AWA) WA Water Awards dinner on Friday 21 October. The awards showcased innovation and sustainable management of water.
Water Minister Mia Davies said each winner demonstrated how innovative thinking formed a vital part of our State's water future.
"Winners exhibited a wide range of innovation in the water sector, from helping reduce water use, to adapting urban design to reduce nutrient flows and developments in wastewater treatment processes," Ms Davies said.
"What is promising is many of the award-winning initiatives will continue to benefit WA for years to come and help create more sustainable communities."
The awards also recognised other upcoming young professionals in the water industry and acknowledged the great contribution made by innovators over many years.
The winners of the WA awards will now enter the AWA's national awards for the chance to be recognised by the Australian-wide water industry at Ozwater'17 in May 2017.
The AWA WA Water Awards were supported by the Department of Water and the Water Corporation as part of an initiative to partner with other water organisations and foster innovation across the sector.
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Lauren Humfrey (UWA Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics) (+61 8) 6488 2260