Entries by Craig Mathisen

Annual General Meeting 2020 – AGM

The 2020 WIOA Annual General Meeting will be held online – broadcasting to all Members on Tuesday 21 April 2020. Interested Members can access the meeting via an online facility by registering by 20 April 2020. Instructions for use will be forwarded to those who register early in the week of the AGM. Registration is essential

Nominate for the WIOA Committee 2020

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 2020. 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 […]

Mackay RC water wins Silver Medal

Congratulations to the operators of the Marian WTP in Mackay who were awarded a Silver Medal at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition held in West Viginia, USA. The municipal water category saw the water from California judged as the best in the world for 2020 just ahead of the Australian sample from the Mackay […]


Join the WIOA tour of NZ

WIOA members have an opportunity of a lifetime to participate in a tour of New Zealand water facilities in 2020. It is anticipated the tour will leave Australia on Friday 15 May 2020 and return from New Zealand on Saturday 23 May 2020. The tour includes the Water Industry Operations Group New Zealand Conference to be held […]

PASS Award Applications Invited

All operational staff are invited to share their in the field innovations & fixes to problems so that others in the water industry can benefit. The winner will join the WIOA team on their annual operational tour of New Zealand including attendance at the Water Industry Operations Group of NZ annual conference Applications for the […]

George Wall chairs Industry Reference Committee

George Wall from Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) was elected chair of the Water Industry Reference Committee on for the Australian Industry Standards. The Water Industry Reference Committee has been assigned responsibility for the NWP National Water Training Package which provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations […]

Australia’s Best Tasting Tap Water

Congratulations to the operators of the Marian WTP in Mackay who have been acknowledged as the Ixom 2019 Australia,s Best Tasting Tap Water competition. The voting was very close but the sample representing Queensland from the Mackay Regional Council came out just ahead of the other state champions. The title was awarded at the 3 […]

WIOA Talks Webinars

WIOA Talks (webinars) provide members from all over the country the opportunity to get together to hear the latest updates and share knowledge and experiences – and all from the comfort of their own desk! In 2019, a total of 6 webinars were delivered covering a wide range of general interest and technical topics. The information […]

2,901 attend WIOA conferences

In 2019, WIOA conducted operationally focused conference and exhibitions in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. A total of 2,901 individuals attended from all states in Australia as well as a from overseas participated in the technical sessions or the exhibitions. WIOA conferences provide a forum for water industry operational employees to come together and […]

Increase in Membership

Our membership had a small increase during 2019 to 4,288 indicating strong support and acceptance of why the association exists. We trust that all existing members will continue to spread the word about the benefits of membership to others in the operational side of the water industry and assist us to promote and grow the […]