The Enlarged Cotter Dam project in the ACT has scooped a prestigious international environment award.

The International Erosion Control Association chose the Canberra construction as its Environmental Excellence Award winner for Australasia.

Project Manager for the Bulk Water Alliance Partnership, John Vida said:

“This is fantastic recognition for the excellent environmental outcomes achieved throughout the project. Preserving and protecting the natural environment of the Cotter valley has been one of our key targets from the outset of this project and we are delighted to be recognised for our efforts in this way.”

The accolade will be awarded at the IECA Australasia Erosion and Sediment Control Conference dinner in November.

Ray Hezkial, ACTEW Water’s representative on the dam construction added:

“We’re delighted to pick up this award, and hope that it is the first of many that this outstanding construction project will receive over the next year. To have our environmental efforts recognised by such a leading organisation in this field is further testament to all the hard work we put in to protecting this rich habitat. Our real reward however is leaving a rich environmental and social heritage for future generations of Canberrans to continue appreciating.”

Chris is a publishing veteran, having launched more than ten magazines over the course of his career. As the Publisher of Utility, his role today is more hands-off, but every now and then he likes to jump back on the tools and flex his wordsmithing muscles.

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