Aurecon's Lisa Currie named an AWA Legend of Water
Aurecon’s Lisa Currie is one of three water leaders in New South Wales to be named a Legend of Water by the Australia Water Association (AWA).
Currie, who is Aurecon’s Client Leader for Sydney Water, was honoured at the annual AWA NSW event on 1 December 2021 alongside Wayne Beatty, Water and Sewerage Manager at Orange City Council, and David Kirby, Utilities Manager at Brewarrina Shire Council.
Currie is known for her passion towards creating more sustainable, climate-resilient and livable places through water sensitive urban design and integrated water cycle management.
“Water plays such an essential role in our lives — it’s not just about providing clean and safe water and sanitation services but also in protecting our waterways and greening and cooling our communities so they are great places to live,” Currie said.
Currie has worked in the Australian water industry for more than 20 years. With qualifications in both engineering and business administration, she has held a variety of technical, project delivery and management roles in both the private and public sector.
Her experience spans the drinking water, wastewater and recycled water process engineering, project delivery and operations sector, as well as water strategy and policy development, water sensitive urban design, sustainability, advocacy for regulatory reform and organisational change management.
“I’m extremely honoured to receive this award and to be recognised by my peers for my contribution to the industry and the communities we serve,” Currie said.
The NSW Legends of Water awards recognise the achievements of water industry leaders who have not only been committed to creating a more sustainable water future but have dedicated their careers to promoting the importance of water in their respective fields.
Aurecon’s Water Capability Leader Kevin Werksman said the water community was incredibly proud of Currie, who is an advocate for water sensitive cities, and who, in a previous role as Manager of Water Strategy at City of Sydney, led the council’s approach to making Sydney a more blue/green city.
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