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Winning waterways champion announced

Renowned waterways scientist and communicator, Professor Bill Dennison, has been awarded the 2011 ‘Queensland Urban Utilities - Waterways Champion Award’ at the Healthy Waterways Awards for his commitment to the health of South East Queensland’s waterways.
Winning waterways champion announced

Dr Bill Dennison (L) with Robin Lewis, Chief Operating Officer, Qld Urban Utilities, sponsors of the award

Bill’s inspirational, politically astute and scientifically driven leadership has fundamentally changed the way we regard Moreton Bay and our waterways, as well as the readiness with which we can access information about waterway health.

As a founding member of Healthy Waterways, Bill’s commitment to Moreton Bay is as strong now as it was in the peak of his involvement in the 1990s.

Bill’s ability to engage the community in waterway issues is what sets him apart from most scientists. He pioneered the use of conceptual diagrams and was the first mainstream scientist in South East Queensland to grasp the power of the internet, developing a website with waterway information and resources.

Bill continues to bring water quality science to people through conceptual diagrams, books and online sources. He has also developed important scientific monitoring methods that allow us to track the environmental outcomes of changes in our waterway management practices.

Through his activities, Bill seeks to empower decision makers and reinvigorate the cause for healthy waterways in South East Queensland. He sees a bright future for Moreton Bay and is as determined as ever to drive towards the Healthy Waterways Vision.

The Healthy Waterways Awards are hosted by Healthy Waterways, a not-for-profit, non-government organisation working collaboratively with government, industry and the community to protect and improve waterway health in South East Queensland.

For more information about the Healthy Waterways Awards, visit or contact Healthy Waterways on 07 3177 9100.


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