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Solar-powered street lamp wins sustainability challenge

23 March, 2017

Engineering student Zheng Sibo has won Unitec Institute of Technology's latest sustainability challenge thanks to his design for a solar-powered street lamp.

Efficient pallet wrapper wins PIDA award

21 March, 2017

The award-winning Omni Pallet Wrapping Solution has the ability to reduce the amount of film used to wrap a pallet by over 50%.

Deadline extended for Water Abundance XPRIZE

16 March, 2017

Tata Group, Australian Aid and XPRIZE are encouraging Australian innovators to enter the Water Abundance XPRIZE — a US$1.75 million global competition to harvest fresh water from the atmosphere.

2017 Go Green in the City challenge launched

03 March, 2017

Schneider Electric has launched the seventh edition of Go Green in the City, its annual challenge for business and engineering students all over the world.

Award-winning filtration system removes arsenic from groundwater

28 February, 2017

A low-cost project to remove arsenic and deliver safe and clean drinking water has won a $500,000 Technology Against Poverty prize.

Veena Sahajwalla awarded India's Jubilee Chair

23 February, 2017

Waste innovator Veena Sahajwalla has become the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Jubilee Professorship by the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Global challenge to extract water out of thin air

30 January, 2017

The Australian Government is partnering with XPRIZE and Tata Group to run the Water Abundance XPRIZE — an open challenge to use technology to improve affordable access to clean water in high-humidity areas where water is currently unavailable or inaccessible.

Deakin VC awarded Order of Australia

27 January, 2017

Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander has been honoured with an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) medal in recognition of her distinguished service to tertiary education, professional educational organisations and the community.

Pressure sewer project wins industry award

16 December, 2016

South East Water's Peninsula ECO project has received a top industry award in recognition of its approach to customer engagement.

Fed Square awarded for carbon neutrality

09 December, 2016

Melbourne's Federation Square took home the Sustainability & Environmental Impact Award at the 2016 FM (Facilities Management) Industry Awards for Excellence.

John West takes gold at Banksia Sustainability Awards

02 December, 2016

Australia's increasing appetite for sustainability was highlighted at the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards, won by John West Australia.

Wastewater station upgrade wins public works award

29 November, 2016

A project to upgrade the City of Logan's largest wastewater pump station has been recognised at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards.

2016 Banksia awards finalists announced

03 November, 2016

The Banksia Foundation has announced the 62 finalists that will be taking part in the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards, said to be the longest running sustainability awards in Australia.

Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards announced

01 November, 2016

The 2016 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards were presented by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) last week in Sydney.

2016 Green Globe Awards winners announced

31 October, 2016

A company that aims to reduce waste to landfill, upcycle goods and help to provide affordable goods to disadvantaged communities has won the NSW Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence at the 2016 Green Globe Awards.

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