The Student Water Prize aims to encourage and reward students for excellence in water-related studies and research, and provides a forum for students to display their academic excellence, innovation, and/or research findings to future employees, clients and the water industry.

Student Water Prizes are awarded at a state and territory level. Winners are invited to present papers as part of  the Ozwater conference program, where the national winner is awarded.
Open to students and recent graduates of an Australian university or tertiary institute focused on water-related topics. Open to both members and non-members of AWA.
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:  

• What is the relevance of your project to the water industry? (250 words)
• Explain your research hypothesis and methodology (250 words) 
• Outline key outcomes of your project (500 words)
• Outline how the outcomes of your research could be further developed for the water industry (500 words)

Items to accompany your submission:
• An abstract (max 500 words). Finalists are required to do a presentation rather than submit a full paper.
• Resume
• 3 x images to be used in awards presentation


Please create a log in to submit your project.
How to create your account
  1. Click on the ’Login' above and create a new user account
  2. Complete the form and save
  3. Click on 'Submissions' and add your awards nomination 
  4. You will receive an automated confirmation email once your submission has been received. Remember you can come back to update the form later. 
*You can create multiple submissions for this category under the same account. If you have any questions regarding your submissions, please contact