SA Operator of the Year
This is the most prestigious award presented to operations staff in the South Australian Water industry annually. The award is presented to operators of network systems or water or wastewater treatment facilities to recognise excellent performance, initiative, and all-round attention to detail.
All employers of operators in South Australia to nominate appropriate “operations staff” to be considered for the award.
Nominees should be employed in South Australia and should have direct responsibility for operational decisions within network systems or at community water and wastewater facilities
The following features are taken into account in considering worthy recipients:
- Continuing education/training achievement
- Overall plant or system management and condition
- Demonstrated attention to work, Health and Safety, and other regulatory responsibilities
- Initiative and innovation, demonstrating improved treatment and efficiency
The completed applications are judged by an independent panel nominated by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) and the winner of the South Australian Operator of the Year Award will be announced at a WIOA event annually.
The winner receives a perpetual trophy for his or her organisation to keep for 12 months plus a personal trophy to keep permanently. The winner will also join the WIOA operator delegation on their annual trip to New Zealand to join the study tour and participate in the WIOG NZ operations conference.
Nominees should be employed in South Australia and should have direct responsibility for operational decisions
2022 – To be announced at our SA Conference on 1 March 2023
2021 – Not conducted
2020 – Not conducted
2019 – Billy Hajek (SA Water)
2018 – Brad Alcon (SA Water)
2017 – Brendan Roesler (Trility)
2016 – Daniel Partridge (SA Water)