Awards

The IWA formally acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of its Industry members via the following 3 awards.

The Barry E Leach Prestige Award

The Barry E Leach Prestige Award is awarded occasionally to a person who has given exceptional service to the Institute and the Victorian water industry over a long period of time. Barry E Leach was a member of the Institute for 18 years, including being President in 1978-1979 and Secretary from 1980-1992.

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The John Robbins Memorial Award

The John Robbins Memorial Award is awarded to a member of the Institute to recognise their distinguished contribution to the Institute and the Victorian water industry.

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Laurie Gleeson Professional Development Award

In honour of Laurie’s significant contribution to both the Institute and the Industry, the Laurie Gleeson Professional Development Award was created at the IWA’s 45th anniversary dinner in June 2012. This award is open to all members of the IWA to pursue an area of interest that will not only contribute to the individual’s development, but to the success of the water industry. Our special thanks to the awards long term joint sponsors Russell Kennedy Solicitors and MWH Global (both of whom are great supporters of the IWA).

The award comprises a grant of $5,000 to fund the proposed development activity and applications are judged based on the alignment with the individual’s area of work and topics or themes that are of contemporary interest across the Victorian water sector.

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