NSW Conference Winners

Congratulations to the award winners from the WIOA NSW Conference & Exhibition held in Orange.

Check out all the winners

 

NSW Operator of the Year

  • Danny Roberts – Port Macquarie Hastings Council

NSW Operator Dedication Award

  • James Davis from Upper Hunter Shire Council

Best Paper Overall

  • Alex McCaffrey – Port Macquarie Hastings Council

Best Paper by an Operator

  1. Shawn Charlton – Federation Council
  2. James Davis – Hunter Shire Council
  3. Matthew Benstead – TRILITY

2019 Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in NSW/ACT – Finalists

  • Albury Regional Council
  • Orange City Council
  • Shoalhaven Water

2019 Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in NSW/ACT – Winner

  • Shoalhaven Water

Ron Bergmeier Award – Best Exhibition Site

  • SAFEgroup Automation

WIOA Conference Charity Presentations

  • McGrath Foundation $1,500

NSW Main Tapping Competition

  • Orange City Council – Daniel Eassie & Adam Whiteley
    Charity donation of $1,000 to Beyond Blue

 

 

WIOA Committee for 2019 elected

Congratulations to all of our members who nominated for positions on the WIOA Executive and General Committee that were elected on Thursday 14 March 2019.

Heidi Josipovic from Albury City Council becomes the second woman President in WIOA history and the first outside of Victoria. Mark Samblebe from MBS Water will be Vice President.

Newly elected members to the General Committee include Eloise O’Keefe form Goulburn Valley Water and Grant Waite from North East Water.

Outgoing President Adrian Rijnbeek was thanked for his efforts as well as outgoing committee member Glenn Alford.

2019 Committee members

SA Call for Presentations 2019

Share your experiences at the 2019 South Australian Conference to be held in Murray Bridge on 7 & 8 August 2019.

The Call For Papers for presentations will close on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

EOI to Present at WISE 2019

Share your experiences at the 2019 Water Industry Safety Event to be held in Coburg on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

Submissions of Expressions of Interest will close on Friday 28 June 2019.

Presentations are invited from all sectors of the Water Industry and may address any safety topic relevant to the Industry including:
• New or innovative technology
• Sharing key learnings from incidents or near misses
• Advances in safety for water or wastewater operations
• Trade or industrial waste
• Safety in operations and maintenance
• Safety management or OHS issues
• Mental health initiatives

Congratulations Wannon Water

Hamilton’s water is the second best tap water in the world! Silver place at the International Water Tasting Competition in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia USA.

Congratulations to all of the staff at Wannon Water in Victoria who represented Australia, and us all, proudly in this event.

VIC Call For Papers 2019

Share your experiences at the 2019 Victorian Conference to be held in Bendigo on Wednesday 4 September & Thursday 5 September 2019.

The Call For Papers for both platform and posters will close on Friday 10 May 2019.

SA Operator of the Year

Congratulations to Brad Alcon from SAWater on being awarded the 2018 South Australian Operator of the Year at a wastewater interest day held on Thursday 22 November 2018.

The award is sponsored by TAFESA and we thank the TAFESA team for their support of this fantastic award that recognises the operational employees for the dedication and work they undertake.

Brad will now join other WIOA members and award winners from other states across Australia on a tour to New Zealand water facilities in 2018. The tour includes the Water Industry Operations Group New Zealand Conference.

Tasmanian Operator Awards Announced

Congratulations to the two major WIOA award winners that were announced at a water interest day held on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Rodney Innes was announced as the 2018 WIOA Tasmanian Operator of the Year, and Bradley Housego was awarded the 2018 WIOA Tasmanian Young Operator of the Year. Both awards are sponsored by TasWater as part of their rewards and recognition programs and we thanks the TasWater team for their support of these fantastic awards that recognise the operational employees for the dedication and work they undertake.

Both Rodney and Bradley will now join other WIOA members and award winners from other states across Australia on a tour to New Zealand water facilities in 2018. The tour includes the Water Industry Operations Group New Zealand Conference.

Congratulations to both Rodney and Bradley and to all the other nominees for these awards, unfortunately there can only be one winner and the fields of applicants was of a very high standard.

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Register now for the Water Industry Safety Event

WIOA invites individuals to join us in Coburg for the Water Industry Safety Event on Wednesday 24 October 2018

You can check out the program and download the Delegate Registration Form from the Conference site.

NSW Call For Papers 2019

Share your experiences at the 2019 NSW Conference to be held in Orange on Wednesday 3 April & Thursday 4 April 2019.

The Call For Papers for both platform and posters will close on Monday 12 November 2018.