Water Connections Week
Since 2004, qldwater has hosted a four-five day intensive tour visiting remote and regional councils. The event’s primary focus is on touring water, sewerage and treatment plant infrastructure and helping to plan future water infrastructure and management needs within each council region. Over the past ten years, qldwater has conducted around 90 visits to member councils throughout the program.
The aim of the tour is to provide valuable face-to-face opportunities for remote and regional Service Providers to gain access to up-to-date technical and policy information from water specialists and government representatives. Seeking opportunities for regional collaboration amongst service providers is another desired outcome.
The tour also provides first-hand opportunities for tour participants to explore and understand issues facing remote and regional communities. Past participants have used the opportunity to discuss current issues and ongoing directions for the industry. The tour delegation in 2016 include representatives from the Departments of Energy and Water Supply, Environment and Heritage Protection, Health, Local Government Association of Queensland and Queensland Water Directorate.
The 2016 Water Connections Tour will run for five days from Monday 16 May until Friday 20 May, visiting Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council, Townsville City Council, Burdekin Shire Council, Whitsunday Shire Council and Mackay Regional Council.
We would like to thank our sponsors again in 2016, Dial Before You Dig, who have made the tour possible each year since 2011.