WIOA Victorian Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the award winners from the WIOA Victorian Water Industry Operations Conference held in Bendigo.

Awards presented for papers as well as the competitive main tapping competition and Water Taste Test all contributed to another successful event with over 1500 in attendance.

Photos of the winners can be downloaded from the 2018 Conference Photo Gallery.

A highlight of the event was the recognition of Life membership to John Harris from Wannon Water.

Conference Awards

Adam Panozzo from North East Water was announced as the 2018 Victorian of the Year at the WIOA Awards Dinner.

The Victorian Young Operator of the Year Award was taken out by Tabatha James from Melbourne Water and the Victorian Network Operator of the Year was awarded to Tim Kiddle from Barwon Water.

Paul Beard from Water Corporation in WA was awarded the Best Paper by an Operator ahead of presentations that were also recognised from Scott Whitehead from Goulburn Valley Water and Simon Palframan from North East Water. The Best Paper Overall was won by Michael Chapman from North East Water.

The Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Victoria conducted on Wednesday that saw the Wannon Water sample form the Hamilton WTP awarded the top gong.

Wannon Water will now compete for Australia’s Best Tasting Tap Water at the national championship to be held in Toowoomba on 17 October 2018.

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Register now for the VIC Conference

WIOA invites individuals to join us in Bendigo for the 2018 Victorian Water Industry Operations Conference & Exhibition on Wednesday 5 September & Thursday 6 September 2018

You can check out the program and download the Delegate Registration Form from the Victorian Conference section of this site.

Expo Sites for Water Industry Safety Event Opens

WIOA is pleased to announce that applications for companies wanting to exhibit at the Water Industry Safety Event (WISE) to be held at the Batman Royale in Coburg, Victoria on 24 October 2018 open on Wednesday 11 July at 1pm AEST.

This is the first safety focussed event WIOA has conducted and with support of Melbourne Water we look forward to providing this valuable network for the benefit of safety professionals, operational leaders, the operators and suppliers to the industry.

Application forms are available from 1pm at : http://wioaconferences.org.au/wise2018/wise-exhibitors/

 

Register now for the SA Conference

WIOA is pleased to announced the 2018 South Australian conference program, and is now accepting registrations for this event to be held in Murray Bridge on Wednesday 1 August & Thursday 2 August 2018

You can check out the program and download the Delegate Registration Form from the SA Conference section of this site.

Victorian operators – Opportunities to be recognised

Consider nominating operational employees who have excelled in the workplace for these prestigious awards, winners will be announced at the WIOA Conference to be held in Bendigo. Nominations close on Friday 3 August 2018.

WIOA Queensland Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the award winners from the WIOA Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference held in Logan.

Awards presented for papers as well as the competitive main tapping competition and Water taste test all contributed to another successful event with almost 800 in attendance.

Photos of the winners can be downloaded from the 2018 Conference Photo Gallery.

Tony Cover from Goondiwindi Regional Council was announced as the 2018 Queensland Operator of the Year at the WIOA Awards Dinner. Tony won the award ahead of the other finalist in Gary Fenwick from Queensland Urban Utilities and Glen Ziph from Trility who also are congratulated.

The Queensland Young Operator of the Year Award was taken out by Andrew Hanifin from Unitywater and the Queensland Operator of the Year (Civil/All Rounder) was awarded to Brad Milfull from Logan City Council.

A highlight of the event was the Ixom Water of Origin conducted on Wednesday that saw NSW defeat Queensland for the first time in four years. Both samples, NSW from Port Macquarie and Queenslands Yeppoon will compete for Australia’s Best Tasting Tap Water at the national championship to be held in Toowoomba on 17 October during Water Week.

NT Team wins PASS Award

The PASS (Problem Accepted Solution Supplied) Award received a record 11 entries this year.  All entries will be published in the 2018 pass booklet that will be distributed to members.

The 2018 winner was Michael Cartmer, Martin Zardins, Quinton Caird, Stephen Casey & Michael Dixon from Power and Water Corporation in the Northern territory for their innovative Hydraulic Gatic Lid Lifter.

Consider entering for this award – applications are open for your chance to win a place on the WIOA tour to NZ. More information

 

NSW Conference Winners

Congratulations to the award winners form the WIOA NSW Conference & Exhibition held in Tamworth.

Check out all the winners

 

NSW Operator of the Year – Finalists

  • Dave Cashen from Bathurst Regional Council
  • James Davis from Upper Hunter Shire Council

NSW Operator of the Year – Winner
Dave Cashen from Bathurst Regional Council

Actizyme Awards for Best Paper by an Operator

  1. William Constable – Tamworth Regional Council
  2. Adrian Cameron – Tamworth Regional Council
  3. Barry Young – Kempsey Shire Council

Iwaki Pumps Australia for Best Paper Overall
Thomas Lees – Ballina Shire Council

WIOA Award for Best Poster by an Operator

  1. Wes Trotter – Kempsey Regional Council
  2.  Danny Roberts – Port Macquarie Hastings Council
  3. Kent Harris – Moree Plains Shire Council

2018 Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in NSW – Finalists

  • Kempsey Shire Council
  • Port Macquarie Hastings Council
  • Tamworth Regional Council
  • Walcha Shire Council

2018 Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in NSW – Winner
Port Macquaire Hastings Council

Ron Bergmeier Award – Best Exhibition Site
Fluidquip

WIOA Conference Charity Presentations

  • Manilla Fish Hatchery $1,000
  • Sailors with Disabilities $1,000 

 

 

 

SA Conference & Expo announced

See & hear the latest in the water industry at a WIOA conference

This is the first major event WIOA has conducted in South Australia and we look forward to receiving good support from operators in South Australia and suppliers to the industry.

More information from the SA Conference Website

Queensland Awards Opportunities

Reward outstanding operational performance in the Queensland water industry

WIOA, AWA and qldwater are pleased to support a number of awards that recognise the achievements of operational staff employed in the Queensland water industry.

The awards aim to encourage outstanding operational performance of Queensland water industry employees, and will be presented to operators who showed excellent performance, initiative and all round attention to detail.

All employers are encouraged to nominate their operators for these awards. Award winners will be announced at the WIOA Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference Awards Night on Thursday of conference week.

For more information go to the Queensland Conference website