Water Connections Week

Since 2004, qldwater has hosted a four-day intensive tour visiting eight 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 more than 80 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. 

In 2015, the Water Connections Tour will run from Monday 4 May until Friday 8 May, visiting Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, Torres Strait Island Regional Council, Tablelands Regional Council, Mareeba Shire Council, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, Cook Shire Council, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Douglas Shire Council and Cairns Regional Council.

We would like to thank our sponsor, Dial Before You Dig, who made the tour possible in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and again in 2015.