Awards Program for 2017
Operator and Young Operator of the Year Awards
Nominations for the qldwater-sponsored water industry operator awards are now open, so nominate your high performing operators for an award. Established in 2010 by qldwater in conjunction with the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA), these awards recognise the achievements of operational staff employed in the Queensland water industry.
The two categories available for nomination are for the Queensland Young Operator of the Year and the Operator of the Year (Civil / All Rounder).
The awards aim to encourage outstanding operational performance of Queensland water industry employees and will be presented to operators who showed excellent performance, initiative and all round attention to detail.
All employers are encouraged to nominate their operators for these awards. As well as being recognised by your peers, the winners each receive an award and great prize.
Nomination is easy - download the Young Operator Application Form, Operator of the Year (Civil/All Rounder) Application Form and the Information Sheet. Nominations close on 5 May. (Note that AWA also have an award for Operator of the Year, which is presented at the same conference.)
The award winners will be announced at the WIOA Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition being held in Logan on 7 - 8 June 2017.
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.
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 - 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 - 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 - Release Date 18-Jul-2013: - (636KB)
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 - 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 - 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 - Release Date 07-Aug-2012: - (538KB)
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 - Release Date 10-May-2012: - 1. qldwater Sponsored WIOA Operator Awards. | (28KB)
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 - Release Date 20-Jul-2011: - 1. Queensland Water Workers Recognised for Excellence. | 2. savewater! Awards. | (32KB)
e Flash # 117 - 10 May 2011 - Release Date 10-May-2011: - 1. qldwater Queensland Operators Awards. | (27KB)
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 - 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 - 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 - Release Date 01-Mar-2016: - (29KB)
2016 Young Operator of the Year Nomination Form - Release Date 01-Mar-2016: - (36KB)