Next week is Water Connections Week!
Since 2004, qldwater has hosted a four-day intensive tour visiting eight remote and regional councils. Until 2011, the event’s primary focus was on touring water, sewerage and treatment plant infrastructure and helping to plan future water infrastructure and management needs within each council region. During the six years, qldwater has conducted more than 50 visits throughout the progra
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 2012 the Water Connections Week heads back to North Queensland to visit some new councils and a couple that have been visited in previous years. The week will include a regional mini-conference on the first and last days as well as two regional finals for the Best of the Best Water Taste Test.
Day 1. Monday 30/4/2012 – Longreach – CQ West taste test and mini-conference.
Day 2. Tuesday 1/5/2012 – Croydon and Etheridge Water Connections Tour.
Day 3. Wednesday 2/5/2012 – Cook and Wujal Wujal Water Connections Tour.
Day 4. Thursday 3/5/2012 – Cassowary Coast and Burdekin Water Connections Tour.
Day 5. Friday 4/5/2012 – Whitsunday - NQ taste test and mini-conference.