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.

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Nominate for a State based WIOA Advisory Committee

Nominations are invited from members who would like to be more involved with WIOA to nominate to be part of the Advisory Committee in their respective State.

State based WIOA Advisory Committees are vital to provide members the opportunity to actively participate in the direction of WIOA in their state and to become more engaged with their association. Nominations close on 12 October.

More information and to nominate

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.