The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Isle Utilities and ThinkPlace. Under the partnership, Isle Utilities and ThinkPlace will deliver an industry-leading Innovative Technologies Program for WSAA and our members.

The partnership offers a unique synergy between human-centred design and technology due diligence; visioning and co-design through to the identification and evaluation of leading-edge technology and innovation.

WSAA Executive Director, Adam Lovell, said “Our partnership with Isle Utilities and ThinkPlace has been created following a global, competitive tender and it seeks to facilitate collaboration, knowledge sharing, networking and cooperation in technology innovation across the entire WSAA membership”.

Dr Michael Storey, Managing Director of Isle Utilities (Asia-Pacific) said, “We look forward to delivering a seamless, end-to-end experience for all WSAA members to define strategy, provide access to technology and innovation and provide expertise to assist implementing these technologies”. Dr Nina Terrey, Global Partner of ThinkPlace added “We are excited to partner with Isle Utilities and bring our design thinking approaches to driving positive impact in the water sector.”

Isle is a leader in technology innovation and has developed a global ecosystem of 350 water users, including 200 leading water utilities, and more than 6,500 technology providers. Isle and ThinkPlace have a specialised team of 100 across Australia and New Zealand as well as a global team of 200 spanning 6 continents and 13 countries. Their breadth of experience means they are big enough to give water utilities access to global innovation experience and capabilities, and small enough to provide local context.

The Innovative Technologies Program is a subscription program and we would encourage all WSAA Utility Members to participate.  For more information please contact Victoria Allen (

12 Mar 2020

Sandi Kolbe

Sandi Kolbe

Communications Manager