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COVID-19 major impact on 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia created highly uncertain circumstances for households, businesses and governments. Prior to 2020, concepts such as “lockdowns,” “mask mandates” and “social distancing” were unknown to most of us. Today they are part of our everyday language as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all aspects of our lives. […]

New Spirit of Australia Awards

Australians are renowned for coming together to provide help and support for each other during times of need, and we all know that 2020 has been one of the toughest years experienced by us all. With that in mind, WIOA with the support of award sponsor TRILITY, created a new Spirit of Australia Award to […]

Rossarden Australia’s Best H2o

Water from the Rossarden Water Treatment Plant in Tasmania has taken out the top prize in WIOA Ixom’s Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition. The Rossarden Water Treatment Plant, which is run in partnership with water services provider TRILITY, beat the other State competition winners from around the country to win the coveted award. […]

Adrian joins the IDIOTS

Congratulations to Adrian Rijnbeek from Xylem who has been accepted as the 40th member of the WIOA IDIOTS (Inducted as Delegates of the Inextricably Obstructed Tap Society). Congratulations to Adrian Rijnbeek from Xylem Water Solutions who became the 40th Member to be Inducted as a Delegate of the Inextricably Obstructed Tap Society. The Award recognises […]

1,252 Register for Virtual Water

In the absence of opportunities for face to face events, WIOA was innovative in providing a highly interactive 3-D virtual conference and expo platform – Virtual Water. The platform brought together water industry operational employees, suppliers to the industry, and stakeholders from all over the country to hear the latest updates, share knowledge and technical […]

Second Best Water in the World

Congratulations to the operators of the Marian WTP in Mackay who have been acknowledged as not only has the best tasting water in Australia in 2019 but also the second-best in the world as judged in 2020.  The voting was very close but the sample representing Queensland from the Mackay Regional Council came out just […]

New date for NSW conference

Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28th of October 2021 – new dates have been set for the NSW conference We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 across Australia and are confident that we will return to face to face events in 2021. The WIOA NSW Water Industry Operations Conference & Exhibition will now be held on Wednesday 27 […]

Tassie water is Australia’s Best

Congratulations to the operators of the Rossarden WTP who were awarded the Ixom 2020 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia. The Rossarden Water Treatment Plant, which is run in partnership with water services provider TRILITY, beat every other finalist from around the country to win the coveted award. This is the second time Tasmania has […]

Adrian joins the IDIOTS

Congratulations to Adrian Rijnbeek from Xylem who has been accepted as the 40th member of the WIOA IDIOTS (Inducted as Delegates of the Inextricably Obstructed Tap Society). IDIOTS is a term of endearment for IWOA members as the award recognises the services of individuals to the Association. The IDIOTS award is presented to an individual in […]

Spirit of Australia Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Spirit of Australia Awards that celebrate the Australian spirit of mateship. Australians are renowned to come together to provide unconditional help and support each other during times of need. It is this compassion and kindness that we want to recognise and we encourage you to share your […]