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Best Operator Platform Paper - Victorian Conference

Nalco Water Award

Nalco
Sponsored by Nalco Water - an Ecolab company

Thanks to the generous support of NalcoWater, the Nalco Water Awards are presented at the Victorian, Queensland and New South Wales events annually. The awards are offered as an incentive to encourage “grass roots” operational staff to share their knowledge and experience. To be eligible, the author must NOT hold a tertiary (Bachelor level) qualification.

WIOA selects a number of judges at each conference who watch all the presentations made over the two days. They score each of the papers based on:

  • The content and layout of the written paper;
  • The originality of the ideas portrayed;
  • The use of visual aids during the presentation;
  • The verbal presentation and whether or not the author sticks to the allotted time; and
  • The demeanor of the presenter including how well they answer any questions.

At the completion of the paper sessions, the scores are tallied and the winners determined. The prizes are:

1st Place:  $1,000 cash
2nd Place: $   500 cash
3rd Place:  $   250 cash

In addition, WIOA arranges a plaque and an all expenses paid trip for the winner to perform their paper at another “operations” conference within Australia.

Honour Roll - Voctoria Platform Papers

Year First Second Third
2016

John deBoer
Melbourne Water

Vin Halloran & Daniel Fitzpatrick
Yarra Valley Water

Steven Newham
Goulburn Valley Water

2015

Peter Tolsher
North East Water

Lincoln Thomson
& Gwyn Hatton
Barwon Water

Daniel Haworth
Downer

2014

Steven Newham
Goulburn Valley Water

Neville Whittaker
Goulburn Valley Water

Andrew Barnett
Water Infrastructure Group

2013

Jarrah Feather
East Gippsland Water

Peter Murphy
Yarra Valley Water

Daniel Haworth
Tenix

2012

Mick Clewes

North East Water

Aaron Sewell

North East Water

Rhett Chapman

Yarra Valley Water

2011 Darren Sharman
Goulburn Valley Water

Wayne Shaw

Gippsland Water

Peter Field
Central Highlands Water
2010

Tony McKean

East Gippsland Water

Wayne Shaw

Gippsland Water

John Day

Goulburn Valley Water

2009

Greg Comer

North East Water

Gwynn Hatton

Barwon Water

Bert Pynappels

GWM Water

2008 Rex Humphreys
North East Water

Russell Mack
Gippsland Water

Craig Griggs
Kingborough Council, Tas
2007 John Cameron
Southern Rural Water

Greg Hall
Goulburn Valley Water

David Reyne
Central Highlands Water
2006 Jason McGregor
Central Highlands Water
Paul Balassone
Melbourne Water
Ian Syer
'us' - Utility Services
2005 Jarrah Feather
East Gippsland Water
Jason Whittaker
Goulburn Valley Water
Jeff Nock
Aqwest WA
2004 Jason Whittaker
Goulburn Valley Water
Bruce Tyler
North East Water
Jason McGregor
Central Highlands Water
2003 John Day
Norske-Skog
Michael Naughton
Barwon Water
Neil Healey
Goulburn Valley Water
2002 Anthony Evans
South West Water
David Reyne
Central Highlands Water
Jeff Roscoe
North East Water
2001 Wes Wittick
Western Water
Len Ablett
Gippsland Water
Roland Passuello
North East Water
2000 George Wall
Goulburn Valley Water
John Harris
South West Water
Gavan Keir
Goulburn Valley Water
1999 Peter Tolsher
North East Water
John Berkelmans
South East Water
No prize awarded
1998 Russell Mack
Gippsland Water
John Day
Aust. Newsprint Mills
Phil de Groot
North West Water, SA
1997 Neil Healey
Goulburn Valley Water
John Berkelmans
South East Water
Chris Andrew
Nestle, Tongala
1996 Sean Meehan
Barwon Water
Ross Barton
Barwon Water
Peter Ebner
Lower Murray Water
1995 Dene Denny
Barwon Water
George Wall
Goulburn Valley Water
Stephen Wilson
WTC
1994 Ray Watson
Gippsland Water
Ray James
Gippsland Water
 
1993 George Wall
Goulburn Valley Water
Ray James
Gippsland Water
Graham Abbott
Gippsland Water
1992 Wayne Murdoch
Coliban Water
   

Last updated on 28-Nov-2016

 

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