Advanced Water Management Centre

Greenhouse gas research team win research innovation award

Friday, 23 November 2018
  • SA Water Awards

The winners of the South Australian Water Awards were announced on Friday, 23 November at the Australian Water Association’s SA Gala Dinner & Awards Night. 

AWMC, in partnership with SA Water, won the Research Innovation category for the project "Combating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Wastewater Systems: From Quantification to Implementation".

The joint project's research has enabled real emissions to be measured, as previous methods to enable greenhouse gases from wastewater treatment plants to be measured and accurately modelled were empirical and inaccurate.

Of equal importance, it now allows design modelling to minimise the current significant contribution of greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment sites. 

This research has already gained global recognition, and will be used to support the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

The South Australian Water Awards aim to recognise the contribution of the Association’s members for their leadership and innovative programs, research or infrastructure projects. 

Australian Water Association Chief Executive, Jonathan McKeown attended the awards dinner and congratulated all finalists and winners for their hard work and outstanding achievements. 

“We had an extraordinary line-up of entries in this year’s awards which demonstrates the innovative and inspiring work taking place in South Australia,” Mr McKeown said. 

"On behalf of the entire Association, we’d like to congratulate the professionals and organisations who are truly making a difference to the water sector in South Australia." 

The winners of this year's South Australian Water Awards will automatically be entered into the equivalent National Australian Water Awards category, which will be presented at Ozwater’19 in Melbourne, 7-9 May 2019. 

 

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