qldwater Awards

Awards Program for 2016

IPWEA Queensland Excellence Awards

Each year qldwater sponsors a number of water projects awards in conjunction with IPWEA Queensland. Excellence Award Winners are announced at the Queensland State Conference and  Gala Dinner. More details to follow soon. 

Water projects award categories include:

  • Water, waste water, sewerage and drought management projects over $10 million
  • Water, waste water, sewerage and drought management projects $5 million to $10 million
  • Water, waste water, sewerage and drought management projects $1 million to $5 million
  • Water, waste water, sewerage and drought management projects under $1 million
  • Innovation and/or Introduction of new and/or improved techniques in water, waste water, sewerage and drought management
  • Dawson Wilkie Best Paper Award

Operator and Young Operator of the Year Awards

Nominations are now being called for the annual Operator of the Year and Young Operator of the Year awards to be announced at the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) Queensland Conference in Rockhampton on 2 June 2016.

Do you have a young operator or civil / all rounder that go above and beyond the call of duty? Then take the time to acknowledge their efforts by nominating them for these prestigious awards. 

The Young Operator of the Year receives an all expenses paid trip to join the WIOA delegation on a tour of water and wastewater facilities in New Zealand as well as attendance at the Water Industry Operations Group NZ conference in 2017. Download the nomination form here.

The Operator of the Year Civil / All Rounder receives up to $1500 towards professional development which could be used for opportunities such as attendance at conferences, qldwater training or for funding expenses for exchange opportunities at neighbouring councils. Download the nomination form here.


Past Award Winners

Read more about previous award winners here.

Documents about Awards

Skills eFlash #28 - 4 February 2014 Skills eFlash #28 - 4 February 2014 - Release Date 04-Feb-2014: - 1. WIOA Operators Conference Queensland - Call for Papers. | 2. qldwater Sponsored WIOA Operator Awards - Nominations Now Open. | 3. Water Operator Online Training Available. | (0KB)

eFlash #212 - 15 October 2013 eFlash #212 - 15 October 2013 - Release Date 18-Oct-2013: - 1. Removal of Requirement for Trade Waste Plans under the EPP (Water) 2009.| 2. qldwater Sponsored Award Winners at IPWEAQ State Conference. | (13KB)

eFlash #204 - 19 July 2013 eFlash #204 - 19 July 2013 - Release Date 30-Jul-2013: - 1. Announcing the qldwater 10th Anniversary Industry Leadership and Industry Contribution Awards. | 2. AWA Unconventional Gas - 2 Day Short Course Brisbane 15-16 August. | (13KB)

qldwater 10th Anniversary Industry Leadership and Industry Contribution Awards qldwater 10th Anniversary Industry Leadership and Industry Contribution Awards - Release Date 18-Jul-2013: - (636KB)

eFlash #201 - 7 June 2013 eFlash #201 - 7 June 2013 - Release Date 07-Jun-2013: - 1. Origin Goes Pear Shaped. | 2. 2013 Operator Award Winners Announced. | 3. WQ Water Conference and Best of the Best Water Taste Test - Longreach 27 June. | 4. BoM Water Standards Meetings. | 5. SWIM Update. | 6. WSAA Regional Forum - Townsville 11 July 2013. | (19KB)

eFlash #195 - 21 March 2013 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)

eFlash #180 - 15 October 2012 eFlash #180 - 15 October 2012 - Release Date 15-Oct-2012: - 1. 2012 IPWEAQ Excellence Awards Winners. | 2. Annual National Water Leadership Summit. | 3. State Government Set to East South East Queensland Water Restrictions. | (30KB)

Queensland Water Newsletter # 4 7-8-2012 Queensland Water Newsletter # 4 7-8-2012 - Release Date 07-Aug-2012: - (538KB)

eFlash #167 - 13 June 2012 eFlash #167 - 13 June 2012 - Release Date 13-Jun-2012: - 1. And the Winner of the Orica Australia Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test is Burdekin Shire Council. | 2. Operators Recognised for Outstanding Achievements. | (28KB)

eFlash #163 - 10 May 2012 eFlash #163 - 10 May 2012 - Release Date 10-May-2012: - 1. qldwater Sponsored WIOA Operator Awards. | (28KB)

eFlash #156 - 27 February 2012 eFlash #156 - 27 February 2012 - Release Date 27-Feb-2012: - 1. Technical Reference Group Discussion Summary - from 10 February. | 2. qldwater Sponsored WIOA Awards. | 3. Funding Available to Develop Energy and Water Saving Technologies. | (32KB)

e Flash #127 - 20 July 2011 e Flash #127 - 20 July 2011 - Release Date 20-Jul-2011: - 1. Queensland Water Workers Recognised for Excellence. | 2. savewater! Awards. | (32KB)

e Flash # 117 - 10 May 2011 e Flash # 117 - 10 May 2011 - Release Date 10-May-2011: - 1. qldwater Queensland Operators Awards. | (27KB)

e Flash # 115 - 14 April 2011 e Flash # 115 - 14 April 2011 - Release Date 14-Apr-2011: - 1. Release of Draft Productivity Commission Report on Urban Water Industry. | 2. qldwater Operators Awards. | 3. Release of Infrastructure Charges Reform Directions. | (40KB)

e Flash # 88 - 30 July 2010 e Flash # 88 - 30 July 2010 - Release Date 30-Jul-2010: - 1. MOA Provides Framework to Work Collaboratively to Improve Urban Water Services. | 2. Water Excellence Awards at IPWEAQ 2010 State Conference . | (30KB)

e Flash #86 - 7 June 2010 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)

2016 Operator of the Year Civil Nomination Form 2016 Operator of the Year Civil Nomination Form - Release Date 01-Mar-2016: - (29KB)

2016 Young Operator of the Year Nomination Form 2016 Young Operator of the Year Nomination Form - Release Date 01-Mar-2016: - (36KB)