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VVG vying for an Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Award in Hong Kong

26 November 2013

Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater is one of eight finalists in the Sustainability and Environmental Technology category vying for a prestigious APICTA award in Hong Kong this week (25 November 2013).

The APICTAs represent an international awards program that aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide.

Director of the Centre for eCommerce and Communications (CeCC) at the University of Ballarat, Dr Helen Thompson, is representing the VVG team in Hong Kong and is participating in a range of activities associated with the awards, including project presentations to judges, networking functions and site visits (including visits to Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Parks and Hong Kong Productivity Council). The event culminates in the Gala Awards Presentation and Ceremony on 27 November.

As a finalist at the APICTAs, VVG is competing amongst the best in its field and the event provides an opportunity to showcase VVG to the international judging panel – and to other award nominees.

These awards round-off an exciting year for VVG, firstly with its success at the Victorian iAwards (Regional category winner) and later as a Merit recipient in the Regional category of the National iAwards. VVG was also a finalist in the Innovation category of the 2013 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs).

The recognition that VVG has received through these awards acknowledges the contribution and success of the VVG team (Dr Peter Dahlhaus, Andrew MacLeod and Dr Helen Thompson) in using interoperable technologies to successfully capture, aggregate and spatially depict Victoria's groundwater systems. With initial project funding now drawing to a close, the VVG team are looking at expanding on the project’s success and developing new strategies for extending the project – and to further develop VVGs potential for 3-D modelling – into 2014 and beyond.

For further information about the VVG project, please contact CeCC Director, Dr Helen Thompson:  or Dr Pete Dahlhaus:

Further information about VVG, visit:

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