Veolia Health and Safety Innovation Award



The Veolia Health and Safety Innovation Award will acknowledge and reward a corporate entity or individual who has developed an innovation which eliminates or minimises a health or safety risk in the water industry.

Conditions of Entry

The Veolia Health and Safety Innovation Award is open to corporate entities or individuals working in the New Zealand water industry.

Submissions will only be accepted if the individual is a member of Water New Zealand or works for an organisation which is a member of Water New Zealand.

Veolia employees are not eligible to enter this award.

There are no entry fees.

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 25 August 2017.

Entry Requirements

The award submission should address each of the following:

  • Description of the innovation
    • What was the risk?
    • What was the mitigation?
    • What was the solution?
    • What were the safety benefits?
    • What was the cost to develop?
    • What was the cost to implement
    • What was the cost saving?
    • What is the wider applicability across the broader Water industry?
    • Where has this innovation been implemented?
  • Photographs and/or video footage of the innovation
  • Are you an individual member of Water New Zealand?
  • If not, do you work for an organisation which is a member of Water New Zealand?


The submission should be no longer than three A4 pages.

Submissions should only refer to innovations developed in the 12 months prior to the closing date for applications.

Submissions for this award are sent to:
Amy Aldrich, Water New Zealand
T: +64 4 495 0894

Judges and Judging Criteria

All entries will be assessed by a panel of four judges. The judges will be appointed from time-to-time by the Board of Water New Zealand.

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


The award winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize of $1,000.

Innovations of the award winner and finalists will be showcased in the November edition of the Water New Zealand Journal.


Water New Zealand acknowledges the generosity of Veolia in sponsoring this award.

Award presented at the Downer Conference Dinner and Awards on Thursday 21 September 2017.