Best Operator Paper - Steve Watt, Wellington Water. "900mm dia Flextend installation on a water bulk main". Steve spoke on how the improvement will ensure disruption to supply is limited in the event of an earthquake and the work was programmed around a very busy stretch of roading. Steve will travel to Australia with the kiwi contingent to the WIOA Bendigo conference as his prize which is sponsored by MERCK. Steve's prize, sponsored by Merck, is a trip to WIOA Bendigo conference in September.
Operator Paper - 2nd Prize - Mike Binns, Wellington Water "Optimising sludge- dewatering benefits from shared water services". Mike's paper was based around the limitations that arose with increasing landfill dumping costs and quantities, the implementation of emotion and sludge dewatering benefits. Sponsored by Merck,Mike wins a $250 prize.
Operator Paper - 3rd Prize - Ben Street "Waste Water microfiltration - Cleaning up the Motueka Estuary". This was a very interesting paper on the work achieved with this project which certainly has potential in other situations around our country. Sponsored by Merck,Ben wins a $100 prize.
Best Supplier Paper - "The Peeky Cup" Andrew Shilton, Massey University. Andrew introduced two new developments in the waste water field ; Advanced Extraction Modules , and Supercritical UV Disinfection. These technologies are set to improve and enhance the industry and we look forward to seeing their use in our systems soon.