founder Paul Marsh has been named Sustainability Champion at the 2012 Green Globe Awards at NSW Parliament House.
Paul Marsh received the award for his work with Watersave Australia, a company focused on reducing potable water use in commercial and government organisations.
Key water management initiatives of Watersave Australia include Uridan waterless urinals introduced in 2003 and the SmartMeter water monitoring system launched in 2006.
The Uridan waterless urinal was introduced at a time when the concept was new to Australia. Thanks to Paul’s efforts, the new urinal technology gradually gained momentum and today, Uridan waterless urinals are specified by architects, plumbers, hydraulic consultants and property owners with a focus on sustainability and green building design.
The SmartMeter was designed by Paul using his background in IT and knowledge of the water industry to create a water monitoring system that would provide the reporting required by any business to measure, monitor and manage water. Completed in 2006, the SmartMeter system won the 2007 Green Plumbers Innovative Product of the Year Award.
Watersave Australia presently offers a suite of SmartMetering solutions widely used by commercial organisations, water retailers, local councils, schools, airports, sporting arenas, camp grounds and parks to save millions of litres of water every day.
According to Paul Marsh, the Sustainability Champion Award recognises Watersave Australia’s combined commitment towards improved resource management, celebrates their achievements to date, and encourages their ongoing innovation for environmental excellence and sustainable business.
The NSW Government’s Green Globe Awards are the leading environment awards recognising environmental excellence, leadership and innovation in NSW with the Sustainability Champion Award given to an individual demonstrating outstanding commitment, leadership and vision in sustainability.