Join us at GovHack 2019





National recognition at awards presentation

$1500 for the winning team of each challenge

$500 for the runner up team of each challenge

Winners of our challenges will receive media exposure beyond the event with the potential to appear in water industry newsletters and magazines.


What do students know about water?



About water

Our education resources explain the water cycle, water efficiency and how water starts at the source and ends up in your taps.

We challenge you to use your skills to find out more about water, the water cycle and water efficiency.



We are pleased to have three industry experts judging the ideas generated during GovHack 2019.

Anand Aim has 12+ years' experience in product and growth in the technology industry. He is currently Vice President, Product Management for a growth-stage startup in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, he led the growth Messaging and Instagram commerce platforms at Facebook. He has led product Silicon Valley startups such as Vungle and Pinsight, which were successfully acquired. His areas of expertise include growth hacking, design thinking, AI & machine learning, ad tech and data analytics. He mentors several accelerators and programs like the European Innovation Academy and has shared thought leadership at several tech conferences.


Jacqueline O’Neill is CHW's General Manager Customer & Community. She was appointed to the role in December 2017 having spent four years with the multi-utility Power and Water Corporation NT as a senior executive manager where she occupied several senior positions including managing their organisational development and change, business services and client services divisions in water. Jacqueline’s background also includes roles in the travel, media and diplomatic sectors. Jacqueline is responsible for managing the Customer Service Centre, Growth and Development, Communications and Engagement and the Customer Experience teams at CHW. Qualifications: MBA, Grd. Dip Mktg, GAICD


Amanda Finnis is the CIO at Coliban Water in Bendigo. She is a technology enthusiast and actively seeks business performance improvements via smart use of technology and good information management. Prior to working at Coliban Water, Amanda developed online strategy for the Victorian State Government. She made a career change into information technology in 2004 having retrained via a Masters of Technology from RMIT. Previously she worked in publishing as an editor variously at Artlink Magazine, Macmillan Education, Hardie Grant Publishing and Melbourne University Press. Along the way she forged half a career as an actor and singer-songwriter. When not playing with computers and admiring robots, Amanda nurtures her obsession with CrossFit and manages a small vineyard with her husband in Sutton Grange.