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Walaman warms up for Tropical Innovation Awards

Walaman Fishways are in the running for the 2011 Tropical Innovation Awards to be held at a gala event in Cairns on 12 August 2011. The Tropical Innovation Awards, sponsored by Cairns Regional Council and partner organisations, have been established to recognise and reward innovation and invention in support of economic diversification and sustainability in Far North Queensland and adjoining tropical regions. Chosen as a finalist in the Tropical Zone Innovation category, Walaman has also been nominated for the People’s Choice Award. The Walaman prefabricated fishway system, which is to be profiled for the awards event, provides ready solutions to fish migration barrier problems at road culverts and represents a major environmental breakthrough for north Queensland waterways. Judging of the awards is presently underway by a select panel of industry ambassadors and professionals. Voting for the People’s Choice Award can be undertaken until 11 August 2011 at…

Link to the Tropical Innovations website for Peoples’ Choice Voting