This website provides a brief overview of WaterSecure. It is not being updated.
Trading as WaterSecure, Australian WaterSecure Innovations Limited was established in June 2016 following national engagement by the former Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence and operated until February 2018. It worked closely with Australia’s two peak water industry associations – AWA and WSAA – as well as with Water Research Australia, all state and territory governments, regulators, and the water industry more broadly; both private industry and public utilities. It also had a formal association and working arrangement with the Water, Environment and Research Foundation, one of the peak national water associations in the USA.
WaterSecure had carriage of two flagship programs; WaterVal and Water360. It further developed these in close collaboration with the Australian water industry to ensure their practical implementation and use in Australia and internationally, particularly in the US. Details of current management arrangements (from February 2018) for each of these programs is found below.
WaterVal provides a process and new suite of research-based, national guidelines designed to streamline the process of validating water treatment technology. Under WaterSecure’s stewardship, WaterVal was developed to the point where it has been accepted for use nationally, in all Australian states and territories. Commencing February 2018, WaterVal is being managed by Water Research Australia.
Water360 offers a suite of high quality information and education products and tools on the water cycle that are particularly useful for water utilities and local governments. From its previous focus on potable reuse, in close association with the water industry, WaterSecure developed the Water360 products and program to encompass the broader water cycle, water infrastructure investment and community engagement on supply options more generally.
From February 2018, Water360 is being managed by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), Australia’s peak association for water service providers.
WaterSecure’s Board comprises a cross section of highly qualified and experienced water industry professionals:
Lucia Cade (Chair) (private and public sector water industry expertise and former President AWA), Adam Lovell (Executive Director WSAA), Mark Pascoe (CEO, International Water Centre) and Greg Oliver (WaterSecure CEO and Executive Director).
Lucia has extensive experience in the utility, infrastructure and construction industries as an executive and an advisor, specialising in business strategy, organizational change, strategic stakeholder engagement, incentivised procurement models and major projects.
Lucia is Chair of South East Water Ltd and an independent non-executive director of Engineers Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Energy Pipelines. She is a member of the Value Assessment Panel at the Melbourne University School of Engineering and a Global Advisor to the UN Global Compact - Cities Programme, based at RMIT. Lucia is a former National President of the Australian Water Association.
Lucia holds Bachelor degrees in civil engineering and economics from Monash University, a Masters of Engineering Science from Monash University and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.
Adam is the Executive Director of WSAA, a position he commenced in 2011. Adam provides national leadership in policy positions for the Australian urban water sector on issues including industry reform, liveable cities, water quality, climate change, customer engagement and asset management. Adam also holds a number of non-executive Board roles including: the Australian National Centre of Excellence for Desalination, the Global Water Research Coalition and the WateReuse Research Foundation (USA).
Mark is the CEO of the International WaterCentre where his role is to lead the development of the joint venture in providing capacity building services to water managers and their organisations and particularly to help develop our future water leaders. He has worked for his more than 40-year career in the water industry – commencing with Brisbane City Council before taking up the position of Deputy Director, International Water Association in London, which he held for three years before returning to Brisbane. Mark has held positions of President, Australian Water Association; Board Member, Water Services Association of Australia; Board Member, Co-operative Research Centre, Water Quality and Treatment; Board Member, Global Water Research Coalition. More recently he served as a Board Member of the Western Corridor Water Recycled Water Company and the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence. Mark currently chairs the Queensland Government’s Water Expert Panel.
Greg was WaterSecure’s CEO and Executive Director. He has a long history in the water industry, including local and state government, research and consultancy during which time he has led and managed development and implementation of policy, plans and regulations for sustainable water and natural resource management. Greg previously spent four years at the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence AWRCoE as the General Manager, Strategy and Impact where was instrumental in developing the two flagship programs subsequently managed by WaterSecure. In this position he also led the impact and adoption strategies for research generated outcomes as well as international partner and commercialisation agreements.
Greg has also served in the Queensland Government as General Manager, Urban Water Policy, a position in which he worked closely with water service providers and the cooperative development of new performance based regulations. During the Millennium Drought, Greg worked in Seqwater and the Qld Water Commission where he led the internationally acclaimed South East Queensland demand management program.
Don is science communicator with a background in journalism, community education, science-industry partnerships and corporate communication. He former positions include executive officer of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Victoria and communication manager for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Queensland. He has established and directed communication, education and industry training programs for several Australian Cooperative Research Centres, and worked as a private consultant, particularly in the Australian research and water industries. He has extensive skills, knowledge and experience in developing science-industry partnerships, collaborative R&D projects, communication strategies, marketing campaigns, training courses, science communication, and stakeholder engagement programs.
Dr. Cedric Robillot is Managing Director for HeadStart Development Pty Ltd, providing strategic advisory and program management services in a range of sectors. In his role as Program Manager for the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, he has led the Priority Research Program for the development of the National Validation Framework for Water Treatment Technology.
He was until 2012 Executive Manager for Seqwater (Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority) in charge of the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme and Gold Coast Desalination Plant ($3.5 billion asset portfolio) and of the R&D portfolio.
Prior to joining the water industry, Cedric worked for 10 years in the biomedical field, co-founding the biotechnology company Cleveland Biosensors where he provided technology leadership in the development of proprietary diagnostic platforms and conducted business development activities in a range of countries across Europe and in the USA. He holds a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, an Engineering Degree from the Paris School of Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
With over 20yrs experience in design, branding, marketing and communications, Andy has been appointed the Senior Business Development & Marketing Manager for WaterSecure. Previously, Andy has held the role of Senior Marketing Manager for both International WaterCentre and International RiverFoundation, along with running his own web design consultancy. He has also been involved in the conception and development of several tech start-ups, which include Miler, PsychWire and Data Management Solutions.
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