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Mark Pascoe receives Australian Water Association Honorary Life Membership

Queensland water professionals gathered last Friday to celebrate excellence in the water sector at the Australian Water Association Gala Dinner & Awards night. IWC CEO Mark Pascoe was honoured for his distinguished service in the water industry.

Throughout his career Mark has held senior management roles in the water industry. He has served as a Director and former National President of AWA. He was the chair of OzWater in 2010 and former Deputy Director of the International Water Association (IWA) in London. Most recently, he has been involved in presenting the winning bid for Australia to host the IWA World Water Congress in 2016.

Mark's current role as CEO of the International WaterCentre has seen him make an impact on the national and international stage. He has provided a highly successful interface between researchers, policy makers and government water leaders enabling him to provide a key role in influencing decision makers.

As well as his interactions with key external stakeholders, Mark is well respected within the IWC providing exceptional leadership and inspiration to all staff members. He is involved in establishing research initiatives and water projects, and his dedication to education and young water professionals is ongoing. 

”I am humbled to be the 34th recipient of this award. Having worked at AWA, I look up to the 33 water professionals who have been honoured with a life membership” Mark said upon receiving the award.

A research collaboration project between the IWC and the Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University) was nominated for Water Research Merit Award. The project, led by Prof Angela Arthington, was funded by the National Water Commission. The research was conducted in South East Queensland and tested the concepts of the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) framework .

IWC partner, Prof Jurg Keller from the University of Queensland‘s Advanced Water Management Centre, was also recognised as the AWA Water Professional of the Year.


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