2018 Smart Water Awards

Join us in celebrating the leading edge businesses in the Australian water industry and help us congratulate the 2018 Smart Water Award Winners.

On Friday 6 July 2018, the Water Industry Alliance will be hosting it's annual Smart Water Awards at the Adelaide Convention Centre, awarding six recipients across categories including; Innovation, Alliancing, Business Growth, Environmental Improvement, Industry Leadership and the prestigous Minister's Award for Excellence.

The Smart Water Awards have been around for over 15 years and each year they recognise the leading contributors to the water industry, those shaping the future of the industry and leading the way in innovation.

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to network with your peers and learn more about the exciting initiatives being developed by the companies, research organisations and government departments shaping Australia's water sector.

Official Opening

Hon. David Speirs MP, Minister for Environment and Water


Master of Ceremonies

Ali Clarke, ABC Radio Mornings Presenter


Keynote Speaker

Kirk Drage, Inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence at the City of Adelaide and CEO of LeapSheep

Kirk’s career has been driven by three keen interests; Deep Technology, Global Business Models and Human Psychology. Kirk spent 12 years with Microsoft, ultimately based in Singapore as Head of Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Relations for Asia Pacific managing a team responsible for a portfolio of 20 innovation centres and 8000 start-ups across the region. More recently, he has been developing Artificial Intelligence products and services at start-ups in Silicon Valley before returning home to Adelaide in 2015. Kirk is also an early state angel investor and has a passion for empowering people with the abilities to develop global companies, create jobs, distribute wealth and generate positive social impact.

Join us to hear from Kirk as he reflects upon his time as Entrepreneur In Residence where he will share the very different innovation challenges facing start-ups and established companies.



Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances Professor Peter Rathjen from the University of Adelaide is no longer able to join us as Keynote Speaker. 


Event Details:

When: Friday 6 July 2018
11:30am - 2:30pm
Official proceedings conclude at 2:30pm, all welcome to stay and network afterwards until 3:30pm

Where: Panorama Ballroom, 
Adelaide Convention Centre

WIA Members:*Individual $155, Table of ten $1450
Non-Members: Individual $175, Table of ten $1650

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Invoices available -please email Jessica at jessica@waterindustry.com.au or call us on 08 7424 2466 

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EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 3-6 days will receive a 70% refund (30% administration fee). No refunds will be issued within 3 days of the event however registrations are transferable. 



7/6/2018 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Adelaide Convention Centre North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000 AUSTRALIA

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