This page lists events relevant to the Queensland Water Industry.
Innovations and Alliances in the Water Industry Study Tour - New Zealand 25-31 August 2013
The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and the Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater) are offering the opportunity to participate in a study tour to New Zealand to investigate different options for delivering urban water and sewerage services in local government.
The tour will benefit elected members, water and sewerage managers and other community leaders with a direct interest in water and sewerage and will be an opportunity to learn how other jurisdictions are applying innovative solutions to meet the challenges ahead. The tour will visit Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Taupo and Wellington from 25-31 August.
Click here for the information brochure with full details of the tour. Places are limited to 25 participants and costs, including all travel, accommodation and taxes, are expected to be in the range of $2750 to $4000. To find out more and to register, visit LGAQ’s website http://lgaq.asn.au and login to LG ONLINE, select the LGAQ Events tab on the left margin and under the 2013 Events Calendar select the New Zealand Study Tour item. Registrations close COB, Monday 15 July 2013.
Water Connections 2013
We kicked off our Queensland Water Connections Regional Conferences and semi-finals for the Best of the Best Water Taste Test in Gympie on 21 February 2013, with the last of the regional finals held in Rockhampton on 1 August 2013.
Orica Australia Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test - Grand Final 2013
The six regional finalists will battle it out in the Orica Australia Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test Grand Final in Cairns on 22 October 2013. The regional finalists are: Bundaberg’s Lover’s Walk Scheme (SEQ), Goondiwindi Regional Council’s Inglewood scheme (SWQ), Whitsunday Regional Council’s Mt Julian (NQ), Cook Shire Council’s Cooktown Scheme (FNQ), Diamantina Shire Council’s Bedourie Water Scheme (WQ) and Gladstone's Agnes Water (CQ).
Details of all our events and Water Connections Week are available in the table below.
||South-East Queensland Mini-Conference and Regional Taste Test
|17/18 April||Toowoomba||South West Queensland Mini-Conference and Regional Taste Test|
|29 April||Mount Isa||Day 1 Water Connections Week|
|30 April||Cloncurry||Day 2 Water Connections Week|
|30 April||McKinlay||Day 2 Water Connections Week|
|1 May||Richmond||Day 3 Water Connections Week|
|1 May||Flinders||Day 3 Water Connections Week|
|2 May||Charters Towers||Day 4 Water Connections Week|
|3 May||Townsville||Day 5 Water Connections Week, North Queensland Mini-Conference and Regional Taste Test|
|15 May||Cooktown||Far North Queensland Mini-Conference and Regional Taste Test (linked to IPWEAQ Branch Conference)|
|5-6 June||Gold Coast||Water Industry Operators Association Workshop/ Conference|
|27 June||Longreach||Western Queensland Mini-Conference and Regional Taste Test (linked to IPWEAQ Branch Conference)|
||Rockhampton||Central Queensland Mini-Conference and Regional Taste Test|
|25 Aug - 1 Sept||NZ Study Tour||Study Tour jointly hosted by qldwater and LGAQ|
|22 October||Cairns||Taste Test grand final, LGAQ State Conference|
Other upcoming qldwater/ water-related events
- 23 August 2013 - qldwater Technical Reference Group Meeting 9.00am - 2.00pm
- 4-9 September 2013 - Burnett and Surrounds Visits SQ Project
- 5 September 2013 - Localbuy Government Procurement Seminar, Mackay Convention Centre http://www.localbuy.net.au/ProcurementSeminarMackay.htm
- 9-13 September 2013 - Longreach, Skills Queensland Project Visits
- 25 September 2013 - Skills ILG Meeting, Brisbane
- 3 October 2013 - WIST Meeting, Sydney
- 8 to 11 October 2013 - IPWEAQ State Conference Cairns www.ipwea.org.au
- 21 to 24 October 2013 - LGAQ State Conference, Cairns Convention Centre www.lgaq.asn.au
- 22 October 2013 - Orica Australia Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test Grand Final (at LGAQ State Conference)
- 6 November 2013 - qldwater Management Committee Meeting 9.30am - 12.30pm
- 28 November 2013 - qldwater 10th Anniversary Dinner and Book Launch
- 28 November 2013 - DEWS/ TRG Workshops
- 29 November 2013 - qldwater Technical Reference Group Meeting 9.00am - 1.00pm
Documents about Past Events
eFlash #195 - 21 March 2013 - Release Date 21-Mar-2013: - 1. Call for Papers - qldwater Regional Conferences. | 2. Draft Practice Note for WS&S Condition Assessment. | 3. IPWEAQ State Conference & Excellence Awards (including qldwater awards). | (15KB)
DERM DWQMP Support Program workshops - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Desription of aim and function of DERM DWQMP support Program workshops in December 2011. (164KB)
DERM Flyer - DWQMP workshops - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Flyer advertising DERM workshops in December 2011 to assist small and medium service providers in developing their Drinking Water Quality Management Plans. (198KB)
National Certification Framework for Operators of Potable Water Treatment Facilities - Release Date 22-Sep-2011: - Queensland workshops announced – National Certification Framework for Operators of Potable Water Treatment Facilities As announced in e-flash #133, the National Water Commission has contracted Government Skills Australia to undertake a study and provide recommendations on a national certification framework for potable water treatment plant operators. Along with the briefing planned for the qldwater Technical Reference Group Meeting on 21 October, three more sessions have been announced for T (536KB)
AWA Contaminants of Concern in Water Conference - Call for Papers - Release Date 08-Aug-2011: - The Australian Water Association (AWA) is hosting the Contaminants of Concern in Water Specialty Conference in Sydney on 8-9 November 2011 and is calling for papers. See attached brochure for more details. (988KB)
IPWEAQ Powers and Responsibilities of the Local Government - Water - Release Date 08-Aug-2011: - Register now for the program to be conducted in Townsville on 30 August 2011. Contact Christine Warne at IPWEAQ - email@example.com or see attached brochure for more details (1038KB)
e Flash #123 - 14 June 2011 - Release Date 14-Jun-2011: - 1. Drinking Water Quality Management Plans - DERM Workshops. | 2. Greentape Reduction Project. | (30KB)
e Flash #122 - 8 June 2011 - Release Date 08-Jun-2011: - 1. SWIM Training Sessions. | 2. Dial Before You Dig Incident Reporting Tool (DIRT) Presentation. | (31KB)
e Flash # 117 - 10 May 2011 - Release Date 10-May-2011: - 1. qldwater Queensland Operators Awards. | (27KB)
Normanton May 2011 Registration Form - Release Date 01-Apr-2011: - Information and registration form for the Water mini-conference in Normanton on Firday 13th May 2011. (1006KB)
Roma water mini-conference May 2011 - Release Date 01-Apr-2011: - Information and registration form for water miniconference in Roma on 9th May 2011. (1010KB)
Water Taste Test Flyer - Release Date 10-Jan-2011: - Flyer and rules about the inaugural Best of the West - Water Taste Test in May 2011. (2145KB)
e Flash #86 - 7 June 2010 - Release Date 07-Jun-2010: - 1. Urban Demand Management Guidelines. | 2. Water Industry Operators' Awards. | 3. WIOA Workshop, Rockhampton 23,24 June 2010. | 4. SWIM Queensland WSP 09-10 Annual Data Reporting - coming soon. | 5. Water Conference Stanthorpe. | (36KB)
DWQMP Workshop Agenda - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Agenda for December workshops in DERM Drinking Water Quality Management Plan support program. (38KB)