Regional Water Mini-Conferences

We are looking forward to another exciting year with great events in the pipeline to engage with our members from all across Queensland. 

Last year our six regional conferences brought together approximately 150 of our members from 30 water service providers to network and exchange information. The conferences aim to provide interesting and interactive sessions to help inform and influence qldwater priorities.

The 2015 program is listed in the table below.  Those interested in presenting case studies and other information relevant to any of these regions, please contact Heather Gold on (07) 3632 6852 or email


A range of cost-effective sponsorship opportunities is available for organisations wanting to support and raise their profile with the ~70 organisations making up the Queensland urban water and sewerage service industry through our growing, innovative event program. The Sponsorship Package information is available here and the Sponsorship Prospectus is available here. Please contact Heather Gold for more information on sponsorship.

Our aim is to connect with our members and to provide opportunities to discuss and escalate issues we are facing in the Queensland water industry. 

Date Location Host Event
20 February Brisbane Supported by the Queensland Department of Health Steve Hrudey workshop
12-13 March Biloela IPWEAQ IPWEAQ Central Queensland Branch Conference
16 April Rockhampton Rockhampton Regional Council Mini Conference and CQ taste test
4 May Cairns Cairns Regional Council Day 1 Water Connections Week - Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council visit and Torres Strait Island Regional Council meeting
5 May Atherton and Mareeba Tablelands Regional Council and Mareeba Shire Council
Day 2 Water Connections Week
6 May Cooktown Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council and Cook Shire Council
Day 3 Water Connections Week
7 May Port Douglas Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council and Douglas Shire Council

Day 4 Water Connections Week

8 May  Cairns
Cairns Regional Council Day 5 Water Connections Week - Mini Conference and FNQ taste test
14-15 May Kingaroy IPWEAQ IPWEAQ South West Branch Conference
17-18 June Toowoomba WIOA WIOA State Conference and Water of Origin Taste Test
31 July St George LGAQ LGAQ Bush Council Forum St George, including SWQ taste test
21 August Gold Coast Gold Coast Water Mini Conference and SEQ taste test
12-15 October Mackay IPWEAQ IPWEAQ State Conference
19-21 October Toowoomba LGAQ LGAQ State Conference
5 November Sunshine Coast Unitywater 2015 innovation forum and taste test grand final

The Western Queensland and North Queensland taste tests are expected to take place in conjunction with regional operator training opportunities later in the year which are still being finalised.

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e-Flash Updates
  1. qldwater NRL Footy Tipping Heather Gold 26-Feb-2015
  2. SWIM Training 2015 Heather Gold 26-Feb-2015
  3. qldwater Events Update Heather Gold 26-Feb-2015
  4. STP operator certification discussion paper – member feedback welcome Heather Gold 17-Feb-2015
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