The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) is an Incorporated Association of Members of persons responsible for carrying out the whole, or part operation and maintenance of any facet of the Water Industry. Members are derived from the Private or Public Sector with individuals (people working directly in the water industry), corporations (providers of goods and services to the industry) as well as the buisnesses and councils that provider water and wastewater to our communities.
WIOA's objectives include:
- Promoting standards of education and training to ensure efficiency and competency of members
- Preservation of clean waterways and protection of Public Health and the environment
- Accumulation and distribution of information on all aspects of the Water Industry
WIOA Certification Schemes
On a day-to-day basis, it is the water treatment operator who carries the responsibility for ensuring that raw water is treated to the required standard, that incidents that may compromise quality are detected and addressed, and that identified risks are adequately managed. The actions taken, or not taken, by a water treatment operator can have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of the communities for which they undertake water treatment services.
WIOA has been a key driver of the need for certification, which was recognised when the Water Industry Skills Taskforce (WIST) announced that the WIOA was formally appointed as the national Certifying Body at the WIST meeting on the 15th April.
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