IWN Announcements

IWN Hydrovation Challenge

Have you heard of the Hydrovation Challenge? It’s an innovation competition started by Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) to find new ways of addressing common problems. So far, the state’s eastern region has been judged.

Congratulations to:

  • Toby Sparks from Gippsland Water whose idea is based on an automated flushing device
  • Meg Humphreys from Westernport Water who made a video about her idea to conduct a feasibility study on teal carbon capture opportunities in a restored wetland filled with recycled water

These two ideas will go to the state finals, where the winner will receive $10,000 in seed funding and $5,000 for professional development. Thank you to our eastern region judges: Mark Lynch, Mathew Scott, Melissa Thek and Gareth Kennedy. Stay tuned for the next round of regional winners!

Join the IWA Team

If you’re looking for a professional development opportunity, make sure you check out Intelligent Water Network’s (IWN) program roles. We are looking for our next:

  • Pipeline Intelligence Program Manager
  • Pipeline Intelligence Program Co-lead
  • Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Program Co-lead
  • Asset Management and Optimisation Program Co-lead
  • IWN Champion and 2IC Champion at Lower Murray Water

If you work for a Victorian water corporation, would like to make an industry difference and can offer some in-kind discretionary time supported by your water corporation, please email us for more information.