Restrictions, Floods, And New Desalination Technology Make Our Water A Complex Issue

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Media Release

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Restrictions, floods, and new desalination technology make our water a complex issue, but

the value of this wavering resource is infinite. 

While supply augmentation plays an important role, so do we as human beings. 

Australians should remain mindful of the way we use water at home and in industry, and

today a shortlist of water efficient businesses, government organisations, schools, local

communities and individuals were announced for the 2010 savewater! awards


Now in it’s eighth year, the prestigious savewater! awards


recognise and reward excellence

in water conservation and efficiency, with the 2010 program attracting over 1200 entrants

from across Australia and internationally.

The independent judging process was headed by environmental consultant, Mr Rob Gell, with

an expert panel of judges to determine the 40 shortlisted leaders in water sustainability

across seven categories.  

Mr Rob Gell, environmental consultant and head judge, was impressed with the 2010 entries.

"We continue to see innovative programs coming forward and in greater numbers,” he said.

“Each of this year’s finalists has demonstrated the high level of water savings that the judging

panel requires, but we're also seeing programs that are more comprehensive in their scope

and which deliver a range of positive environmental outcomes,” Gell said.


“Many of the finalists have set new standards for their respective industries, which we expect

will inspire and promote best sustainable practice in the future,” he said.

Winners will be announced at the awards Gala Ceremony on Friday 12 November 2010. 


Australian Achiever category:

Bill Thomas

Des Horton

Broderick Street

Business category:

Small (<50 staff)

Edstein Creative Stone

Greenhills Propagation Nursery Pty Ltd

Rossdale Golf Club

Large (>50 staff)

Moonee Valley Racing Club

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Murray Goulburn Co-operative

Woolworths Ltd

Community Groups category:

Alternative Technology Association

Hamley Bridge Community & Sport Centre

Scouts Australia

Educational Institutions Category:

Bentleigh Secondary College

Bentleigh West Primary School

Epping Views Primary School

Model Farms High School

Government Category:

Water Corporations

Hunter Water

South East Water

Other Agencies 

City Of Ballarat

Darebin City Council

Department of Justice

Kyneton District Health Service

Product Innovations Category

Fresh Bins Pty Ltd


Rubber Mulch Australia Pty Ltd

Photographic Category:


Elijah Firth (Australia)

Ellen Segal (Australia)

Rebecca Ghea (Australia)

Taine Baldwin Core (Australia)

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Tom Kurzman (Australia)


India Martin-Cogger (Australia)

Kristy Staatz (Australia)

Liyuchuan (China)

Rebecca Freeman (Australia)

Sienna McWhae-Brown (Australia)


Avijit Bhakta (India) 

Joel Forte (Philippines) 

Nathan Edwards (Australia) 

Pepito D Frias (Philippines) 

Saikat Paul (India)


For high resolution copies of shortlisted photographs for publication, please


Media Enquiries: Amelia Nash

Phone: (03) 8508 6810

Mobile: 0429 079 552


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