Young Author of the Year

This award was introduced in 2013. The Young Author of the Year award has been established to encourage the participation of young authors. It complements the Paper of the Year Award and will be judged in both the Paper of the Year and the Young Author of the Year categories.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Lead author to be under 30 years of age at conference time or within two years of graduation.
  • Support author to be responsible for mentoring author and reviewing paper.
  • Lead author must present paper, with support from support author.


The Young Author of the Year will receive a significant prize package, including a trophy, cash or in-kind goods or services.


The judges reserve the right to not offer the award, or to offer an additional certificate of achievement, depending on the quality of entries. The judge's decision will be final.

Recipients of this award


Grace Stumbles

What About a Zero Environmental Footprint Wastewater Treatment Plant

Evie Wallace

IPCC Emissions Factors - Challenging a Fortyfold Jump in Nitrous Oxide

Caitlin Cairncross

Designing Pipelines for Low Wastewater Generation 

Olivia Philpott 

Responding to Climate Change Challenges Facing the Water and Wastewater Industry

Katrina Bukauskas, Andrew Koolhof, P Kim and M King  

Small-scale wastewater treatment technologies for challenging environments

Fiona Myles  

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and the Three Waters Sector

Jules Scott-Hanson

An Innovative Approach to Conditional and Damage Assessment of Land Drainage Assets

Alistair Hancox

The Use of Hydraulic Transient Modelling in the Design of Resilient Pipelines


Christopher Maguire
How Too Many Cooks Can Create Solutions - SCIRT Lessons Learnt