qldwater Awards

Each year qldwater presents several awards to deserving members of the Queensland water industry to recognise high performers and achievers. Previous award winners are listed below along with information about the various upcoming awards.

Awards Program for 2014

2014 Dawson Wilkie Best Paper Award and IPWEAQ Engineering Awards sponsored by qldwater

IPWEAQ presents awards each year to encourage excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of local government and public works projects.  qldwater sponsors the awards in water, wastewater, sewerage and drought management:

  • Projects over $10 million
  • Projects $5 million to $10 million
  • Projects $1 million to $5 million
  • Projects under $1 million (assistance with nomination is available)
  • Innovation and/or Introduction of New and/or Improved Techniques

Do you know an individual or project that demonstrates innovative thinking, best practices and value to your community? This is the ideal opportunity to recognise, reward and showcase your projects and your people's achievements by nominating them for the IPWEA Queensland Excellence Awards.

Operator Awards

The Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater), in conjunction with the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Young Operator of the Year and the Operator of the Year (Civil / "All Rounder") Awards. The awards, established in 2010, will again recognise the achievements of operational staff employed in the Queensland water industry. 

The awards, which aim to encourage outstanding operational performance of Queensland water industry employees will be presented to operators who showed excellent performance, initiative and all round attention to detail.

The award winners will receive a perpetual plaque to keep for 12 months plus a personal trophy which is kept by the winner. In addition, they will receive an all expenses paid trip (value $2000 each) to join the WIOA delegation on a tour of water and wastewater facilities in New Zealand as well as attending the Water Industry Operations Group NZ conference in May 2015.

We urge you to recognise and reward your hard working staff by nominating them for these awards to be presented at the WIOA Annual Queensland Water Industry Operations Workshop Conference Dinner at Logan on 4 June 2014.

Young Operator of the Year 2014

Full details and nomination form for the 2014 Young Operator of the Year now available below. Only employees of qldwater members are eligible to enter.

More information

2014 Young Operator of the Year Application Form

Operator of the Year (Civil / All Rounder) 2014

Full details and nomination form for the 2014 Operator of the Year (Civil / "All Rounder") now available below. Only employees of qldwater members are eligible to enter.

More information

2014 Operator of the Year (Civil / All Rounder) Application Form

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)

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