Awards Programme

Water New Zealand offers a range of awards across the entire sector and plays an important role in promoting excellence and the contributions individuals and organisations make to the water sector and the communities they serve.

The Current Awards Programme consists of the following awards:

    Water New Zealand Excellence Awards 

    Why Enter the Water New Zealand Excellence Awards?

    A Water New Zealand Excellence Award gives you recognition from your peers of your outstanding achievements and significant contribution to the water sector.

    A Water New Zealand Excellence Award is beneficial for many reasons:

    • Give your team and your organisation the recognition they deserve
    • Demonstrate the incredible results you have achieved
    • Your story, your success. Shine a positive light on all your hard work
    • Gain positive PR and improve brand awareness
    • Motivate your team and develop pride
    • Distinguish yourself from your competitors
    • Receive public endorsement from the New Zealand water sector

    The awards are presented at the Gala Dinner during the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo.


    We are looking for short punchy entries that match the category criteria, with key information and data clearly showcased.

    Award Categories:

    How to enter?
    Download one of the following Award categories that applies to your nomination. Fill in either your details or your nominees details, once completed and all supporting documents are collated. Upload your nominations to the Awards Nomination Portal below.

    • Ronald Hicks Memorial Award sponsored by Mott MacDonald 
    • Operations Prize sponsored by IXOM 
    • Health and Safety Innovation Award sponsored by Site Safe 
    • Project Award sponsored by Pipeline and Civil 
    • Young Water Professional of the Year sponsored by Beca 
    • Water Trainee of the Year sponsored by Citycare 
    • Environmental Sustainability Project Award sponsored by Morphum Environmental Ltd 

          Water New Zealand Conference & Expo Awards 

          The conference awards as listed below are judged each year as part of the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo.

          Water New Zealand Stormwater Awards

          Association Awards