Michael Thomas from Barwon has been announced as the Intelligent Water Networks’ (IWN) new Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing program lead.
Michael takes over from Yarra Valley’s Tanya Pearson, who led the program since its inception 18 months ago. On his immediate agenda will be overseeing the digital metering workshop on the 21 November with the support of DEWLP, as well as the IWN Knowledge Sharing conference to be held at Barwon Water in March 2019.
Michael comes into the role after serving as a Champion for Barwon in the Western Region. Talking about his new role, Michael said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to build on my time as an IWN Champion and to make a return contribution to IWN. Through the IWN leadership program and development sessions, I feel I’m ready to step-up’and continue the great work by Tanya and her team.
“In many respect, while 2019 will be a year of consolidation, I’m especially excited to explore new and innovative opportunities that make networking and knowledge sharing easier.”
On this front, IWN would like to recognise Tanya for all the hard work she did while in the role. Program Director Brett Millington was full of praise for the work she did for the program, adding: “Tanya has been passionate about the role of IWN in the Victorian Water industry and the value of collaboration.
“She saw the need to ensure the important work we are doing is more effectively shared at all levels of the member corporations, and hence the drive to establish this program. Her efforts should be duly commended.”