The CRCWSC’s SA Regional Manager and Water Sensitive SA’s Program Manager, Mellissa Bradley, won the coveted leadership award at the recent Water Industry Alliance’s 2019 Smart Water Awards. The award honours Mellissa’s 25-year career in the water industry and particularly her work in mainstreaming water sensitive urban design (WSUD) practice to create cooler, greener communities in South Australia.

Joe Laspina (Water Sensitive SA steering committee member), Mellissa Bradley, Kathryn Bothe (Communications and Events Partner for Water Sensitive SA and CRCWSC), Keith Downard (Water Sensitive SA steering committee chair).

The annual Smart Water Awards recognise and celebrate Water Industry Alliance members for leading edge expertise and innovation, and Mellissa is a great example. The leadership award recognises Mellissa’s enormous contribution to environmental management, planning and natural resources management policy and legislation, civil design, and construction management for stormwater and wastewater reuse schemes.

‘It is a privilege to share best practice WSUD knowledge and experiences from local and interstate practitioners to empower the next wave of WSUD champions,’ Mellissa said.

Since 2014, Mellissa has built the Water Sensitive SA program into a comprehensive capacity building program for delivering best practice WSUD. And for the past two years, she’s managed SA’s contribution to the CRCWSC, helping to translate research evidence into action for urban greening and water sensitive cities transitions.

Mellissa chairs the national industry stakeholder steering committee for the CRCWSC’s Water sensitive outcomes for infill developments research program (IRP4).

Congratulations Mellissa on this well-deserved industry recognition.

Last updated: 29th Jul 2019