Awards

Stormwater Awards Criteria

The annual Stormwater Industry Awards Ceremony is one of the highlights in the Industry’s calendar recognising people who are at the very top of their field. This event celebrates the excellence of our stormwater practitioners, industry technical writing, and the outstanding commitment of the award winners. Nominations have now closed.

The Stormwater Industry Awards will be announced at an Stantec Conference Dinner on Thursday, 19 May 2022.

Aurecon Stormwater Professional of the Year

This award is to recognise an individual within the wider stormwater community that has made a significant contribution to the New Zealand stormwater industry.

The key attributes of a nomination that will be reviewed are:

  • Contribution to industry leadership and advocacy that advances stormwater infrastructure and management within New Zealand.
  • Demonstration of the ability to develop, articulate and implement changes in the stormwater industry.
  • Contribution to the industry and displays a commitment to community or cross-sectoral outreach.
  • Peer and wider recognition in relevant communities.
  • Demonstration of high standards of ethical and personal behaviour.

The award is open to individuals who have made a notable impact on the New Zealand stormwater industry with a minimum of five years’ work or research experience, and over 31 years of age on the closing date of applications.  The candidate does not have to be a Water New Zealand member.

Nominations will be assessed based on the following information:

  • Cover letter (1 page) as evidence of achieving the key attributes listed above.
  • Curriculum Vitae (2 pages)
  • Two supporting statements (500 words max each) written by peers of the candidate who work in the stormwater industry.
    • Statement should reference back to the key attributes above.
    • Ideally one statement from the employer of the candidate and the second statement could be from a colleague, a Water New Zealand board member, or client.
    • Must include contact details of sponsors (phone and e-mail)
  • Supporting documentation (optional) – may include articles, media, conferences presented and relevant websites. Limited to a maximum of six pages.

Nominations are now open. The winner will be announced at the Stantec Conference Dinner on Thursday, 19 May in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Nominations have now closed.

Beca Young Stormwater Professional of the Year

This award is to recognise a Young Stormwater Professional within the industry that has made a significant contribution to the stormwater industry, the general community, and has demonstrated exceptional achievement in the early stages of their career.

The Beca Young Stormwater Professional of the Year is open to individual members who are under 35 years of age. The candidate does not have to be a Water New Zealand member.

The key attributes of a nomination that will be reviewed are:

  • At least 12 months’ work or research experience.
  • Exceptional achievement in his or her career.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Contribution to the stormwater industry.
  • Commitment to volunteer activities.

Nominations will be assessed based on the following information:

  • Cover letter (1 page) and CV demonstrating how the candidate achieves the key attributes listed above.
  • One or two supporting statements (500 words max each) written by peers of the candidate who work in the water industry.
    • Statement should reference back to the key attributes above.
    • Ideally one statement from the employer of the candidate and the second statement could be from a colleague, a Water New Zealand board member, or client.
    • Must include contact details of sponsors (phone and e-mail).
  • Supporting documentation (optional) – may include articles, media, conferences presented at and relevant websites. This is limited to a maximum of five pages.

Nominations are now open. The winner will be announced at the Stantec Conference Dinner on Thursday, 19 May in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Nominations have now closed.

Tonkin + Taylor Paper of the Year

This award is to recognise the contribution that individuals and collaborative partners play in the stormwater industry. There will be a shortlist of 3-4 papers selected by the paper reviewers for this coming conference with the final review being undertaken by independent industry leaders.

The key attributes that will be reviewed for the short-listed papers are as follows:

  • Presentation and professional standard
  • Contribution to the industry with respect to innovation, relevance, transferability, and technical complexity

The winner will be announced at the Stantec Conference Dinner on Thursday, 19 May in Ōtautahi Christchurch

Water New Zealand Poster of the Year Award

Posters are assessed by reviewers on the following criteria;

  • Technical content
  • Practical content
  • Future use
  • Clarity and logic
  • Standard of the verbal presentation

Delegates will also vote for their favourite poster within the Conference Delegate App. The winner will be announced at the Stantec Conference Dinner on Thursday, 19 May in Ōtautahi Christchurch

WSP Innovations Showcase Award

Water New Zealand’s Stormwater Group are delighted to announce the annual WSP Innovations Showcase being held in conjunction with the Stormwater Conference & Expo 2022, 18 – 20 May 2022, in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

The Stormwater committee invite applications to pitch your innovative process or idea to a wide audience of stormwater professionals at the conference Innovations Showcase session.  Your pitch will be no more than 5 minutes long, and a panel of judges and the audience will cast votes for the Overall Best Innovation.

The event is open to Suppliers, Research Companies, Academia, Industry, Businesses, Contractors, Consultancies and Individuals.

Requirements

  • The entry must involve a technology, product, service, or process aimed at solving a problem related to stormwater challenges we face in New Zealand.
  • At least one presenter must be available to attend the Showcase, being held at the Stormwater Conference & Expo 2022 on Thursday, 19 May in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Entries/entrants must be prepared to provide documentation to validate any claims that are made concerning the intellectual property underlying their business plans, including any claims concerning the licensing of Third-Party IP.
  • If you have any questions about the submission process, would like to know more about the scoring/selection criteria or are having technical difficulties uploading your abstract please contact us on 04 473 8044 or waternz@avenues.co.nz

WSP Innovation Showcase applications have now closed.