Entries by Craig

NSW Operator of the Year Nominations

Consider nominating operational employees who have excelled in the workplace for the prestigious NSW Operator of the Year award that is sponsored by the Water Directorate to recognise the important work done by operators. This annual award goes to an outstanding operator and will be awarded at the WIOA NSW Annual Conference in April. Consider […]

Nominate for the WIOA Committee

Nominations are invited from financial Individual members of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia Inc, for the positions of Officers and Committee members for 2018. The Committee will consist of up to 13 members comprising a President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, the Chairperson/nominee of each State based Advisory Committee, and a minimum of three elected […]

Australia’s Best Tasting Tap Water

Launceston’s Brisbane Street Mall provided the perfect backdrop for the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition, held during National Water Week on 18 October. TasWater, the reigning national champion hosted the event that saw the winners of each of the 5 State based Taste Test competitions go up against each other. Many of […]

2017 NZ Tour

The 2017 WIOA operators tour of New Zealand began in Christchurch and comprised visits to 11 water and wastewater treatment plants over 5 days, followed by attendance at the WIOG annual conference in beautiful Queenstown. In all 15 representatives from 5 Australian States made it one of the largest groups to date. There were many […]

WIOA Webinar

Our Members are spread right around this massive country and we recognise that it is not physically possible to be able to travel and attend all WIOA events. The Board and staff have been considering the option to utilise webinars for some time as a way of linking our remote members and providing more services […]

Dr Kathy Northcott Joins Staff

The WIOA staff team was bolstered late in 2017 with the inclusion of Dr Kathy Northcott into the newly created position of Technical Operations Officer. Kathy has hit the ground running and is already making her mark on the organisation with her broad knowledge, experience and valuable contacts across the industry. We are certain that […]

0.7% Increase in Membership

In 2017, Individual membership of the association increased by 97 (4.5%) to a total of 2,229 members, Utility Corporate Members remained steady at 66 organisations and Corporate Member numbers increased by 16 (3.8%) to 435. The Associate Corporate member numbers reduced by 84 (6.1%) to 1,301 predominately due to the enforcement of the constituted maximum […]

Network Operator Development Program

The Network Operator Development Program has been established to identify, mentor and develop future leaders in the Network Operations field across the Victorian Water Industry. The program was instigated by WIOA members Mick Mahoney from Wannon Water and Mike Rankin from Water Training Australia who bought the concept to WIOA. Following an initial meeting with […]

Peter Tolsher Life Membership

At the Victorian Conference in Bendigo, WIOA presented Peter Tolsher our highest individual award, Life Membership. In receiving the award, Peter became the seventh Life Member of the Association and it was pleasing that five of the other six living Life Members were able to be present to congratulate him. In his time as a […]