About Us

About Us

qldwater is a business unit of IPWEAQ.  Its members include the majority of councils, other local and state government-owned water and sewerage service providers, and affiliates.  

As the central advisory and advocacy body within Queensland’s urban water industry, qldwater is a collaborative hub, working with its members to provide safe, secure and sustainable urban water services to Queensland communities.

It achieves this goal through a variety of programs, most notably:

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qldwater was established in 2003, as a discrete industry group dedicated to Queensland urban water industry development and support with a strong technical focus – an expressed need that was previously not met by any existing industry body.  The Directorate was founded by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland and is administered by an Executive Management Committee.

The committee guides qldwater’s strategic direction and includes two representatives from the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), the Australian Water Association (AWA) and the Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA). A Technical Reference Group  oversees industry priorities and technical focus areas of the Directorate.

qldwater is a strong industry body with good working relationships with national water industry associations as well as Local, State and Commonwealth government agencies such as the Queensland Department of Energy and Water Supply, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Department of Health, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and the Bureau of Meteorology.

qldwater is a business unit of 

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