Pm Award Recognises Water Efficient Businesses

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28th October 2009, 04:09pm - Views: 472
PM Award Recognises Water Efficient Businesses

The importance of water efficiency in the commercial and industrial sectors has been highlighted at a meeting of water experts in Sydney today.

The Efficient 2009 conference, which has bought together 300 leading Australian and international water professionals, closes today with a strong call for continued efforts to rein in demand for water, despite recent rains in some parts of the country.

According to Tom Mollenkopf, CEO of the Australian Water Association, new supply options are only part of the solution to Australia's water woes. "Behavioural change and improved water use practices and appliances are a critical factor in sustainable water management. And the good news for all is that demand management strategies are often very cost effective," said Mr. Mollenkopf.

Commercial and industrial water users are now able to be recognised for the advances that are being made in the area of water efficiency.

"The Australian Water Association is pleased that we're able to contribute to recognising and rewarding water-saving businesses through our contribution to the inaugural Prime Minister's Water Wise Award," he continued.

The Prime Minister's Water Wise Award recognises water efficiency excellence by the commercial and industrial sectors. Projects will need to demonstrate notable recent water savings, and a reduction of water use in comparison to other similar facilities.

The award is open to all commercial and industrial water users. Applications close 5pm AEST on 30 November 2009 and the winner will be announced at the 2010 Australian Water Association's national water conference, Ozwater, in March 2010. For more information on the award and to download the award guidelines and nomination forms visit www.awa.asn.au/awards or www.environment.gov.au/water/.

The Australian Water Association is an independent, not-for-profit association for water professionals and organisations. AWA provides leadership in the water sector through collaboration, advocacy and professional development. Our services range from publications, conferences and courses, right through to community and industry programs. www.awa.asn.au
Media contact:
Edie Nyers, AWA
(02) 9436 0055
0401 806 277


SOURCE: Australian Water Association

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