The Organisational Excellence Award recognises significant and innovative initiatives within the water industry that drive prosperity and sustainability. These initiatives or corporate programs drive organisational, transformative change or external programs that improve the engagement or outcomes for our communities and partners.

Examples of initiatives include diversity and inclusion programs, project delivery efficiency improvements, a new model of collaboration, international outreach programs that feature Australian technology or know-how, new way to finance projects or a community engagement program that is educating your customers. This award is open to any Australian Water Association corporate member.

Closing date by state:
QLD: 5 August 2024
NT: 9 August 2024
VIC: 23 August 2024
WA: 4 September 2024
SA: 11 September 2024
TAS: 20 September 2024
ACT: 15 November 2024
NSW: 15 November 2024
Submission Criteria for this award:  
• Provide the context of the initiative including motivation and objectives (150 words)
• Detail the program’s relevance to the Australian water industry and how it is promoting a sustainable future (250 words)
• Outline how the initiative is original or innovative (250 words)
• Outline the benefits of the initiative – social, economic, environmental and/or cultural – and how these benefits have been realised (250 words)
• Provide evidence of adoption, acceptance (uptake), recognition or promotion of the initiative (250 words)
Items to accompany your submission:
• A testimonial by an adopter or beneficiary of  the initiative that addresses the criteria (500 words uploaded as a PDF)
• Lead-organisation bio
• 3 x images to be used in awards presentation


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