qldwater Awards

qldwater Awards

qldwater Young Operator of the Year and Operator of the Year – Civil/All-Rounder 

Established in 2010 by qldwater in conjunction with the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA), the Young Operator of the Year and Operator of the Year (Civil) awards recognise the outstanding operational performance of Queensland water industry employees. 

Nominees for the Young Operator of the Year should be employed by a qldwater full member or skills partnership member organisation and be responsible for operating community water and wastewater treatment plants or industrial water or wastewater plants, operation and maintenance or construction of water and wastewater reticulation networks etc. Nominees must be under the age of 35 years and have been employed in their role for four years or less.

Nominees for the Operator of the Year (Civil/All-Rounder) should be employed by a qldwater full member or skills partnership member organisation and be responsible for the operation and maintenance or construction of water and wastewater reticulation networks.

Nominations should be submitted using the nomination forms below to Carlie Sargent at [email protected] by Friday 3 May 2019

2019 Awards Young Operator 2019 Awards Young Operator - Release Date 13-Mar-2019: - Established in 2010 by qldwater in conjunction with the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA), the Young Operator of the Year and Operator of the Year (Civil) awards recognise the outstanding operational performance of Queensland water industry employees. Awards will be presented at the Annual Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference Awards Dinner, to be held in Bundaberg on Thursday 6 June 2019. Applications close on 3 May (35KB)

2019 Awards Civil All-Rounder 2019 Awards Civil All-Rounder - Release Date 13-Mar-2019: - Established in 2010 by qldwater in conjunction with the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA), the Young Operator of the Year and Operator of the Year (Civil) awards recognise the outstanding operational performance of Queensland water industry employees. Awards will be presented at the Annual Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference Awards Dinner, to be held in Bundaberg on Thursday 6 June 2019. Applications close on 3 May. (31KB)

Judging will be conducted by senior staff of qldwater and the Chair of the Technical Reference Group (TRG) and in consultation with the CEO of WIOA. 

The following criteria will be taken into account when judging applications:

Supporting evidence outlining the achievements of the nominee/s in relation to all the above criteria, any local community involvement plus any other supporting information should be forwarded to qldwater.

Awards will be presented at the Annual Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference Awards Dinner, to be held in Bundaberg on Thursday 6 June 2019.

Award winners will be recognised on a perpetual plaque and receive a small personal trophy to keep. In addition, 

  • The winner of the Young Operator award will receive an all-expenses paid trip (value $2,500) 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 2020.    
  • The winner of the Operator of the Year (Civil/ All-Rounder) will receive $1,500 payable towards a professional development opportunity of their choosing (in consultation with their employer).

For more information contact qldwater on 3632 6853 or [email protected].

qldwater TRG Industry Contribution Awards 

New in 2019, up to two awards will be presented at the 2019 qldwater Annual Forum to recognise outstanding contributions to the Queensland Urban Water and Sewerage industry.  Typically recipients will have gone above and beyond the requirements of their day job to champion an important issue impacting the sector, or support qldwater activities.

There is no specific nomination process for these awards, which will be nominated and selected by our Technical Reference Group.

Other Industry Awards

A number of other organisations offer awards that celebrate the achievements of the Queensland urban water industry and qldwater encourages members to submit nominations. qldwater is happy to provide assistance with your nomination(s), please contact Dave Cameron on [email protected] or 3632 6850.

Australian Water Association Awards

The AWA offers awards at both state and national levels that recognise outstanding achievements in a range of industry and individual categories. Awards are open to AWA members only. 

Details and conditions of entry for the 2019 Queensland Water Awards Queensland 2019 is available online at: http://www.awa.asn.au/AWA_MBRR/About_AWA/Awards/State_Awards/QLD.aspx. Nominations open in June 2019 and close on 19 July 2019 with winners to be announced at the Queensland Water Awards Gala Dinner on 13 September 2019. State winners go on to compete in the National Awards which are announced each year at the Ozwater Gala Dinner.

Award Categories include:

Individual Awards
  • Water Professional of the Year
  • Young Water Professional of the Year Award
  • Student Water Prize
  • Regional Service Award (State based award only & nominated by the QLD Committee)
  • Distinguished Service Award (State based award only & nominated by the QLD Committee)
  • QLD Operator of the Year for 2018 will be announced at the WIOA Conference in June

Organisational Awards
  • Infrastructure Project Innovation Award
  • Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Servicing under 250,000 end users)
  • Infrastructure Project Innovation Award (Servicing over 250,000 end users)
  • Program Innovation Award
  • Program Innovation Award (Servicing under 250,000 end users)
  • Program Innovation Award (Servicing over 250,000 end users)
  • Research Innovation Award

For more information visit the AWA website

IPWEAQ Excellence Awards

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ) annual awards program places a spotlight on the projects and people who deliver exceptional outcomes for Queensland communities.

Nominations open in February and close on 5 July 2019. Nominations should be made online via: https://www.ipweaq.com/awards. Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner to be held at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane on 23 October 2019. 

Award Categories include:

Project Awards
  • Innovation
  • Projects under $1 million
  • Projects under $2 million
  • Projects $2 million to $5 million
  • Projects $5 million to $10 million
  • Projects over $10 million
  • Asset Management
  • Environment and Sustainability 
  • Innovation & Sustainability in Water - projects under $5 million
  • Innovation & Sustainability in Water - projects over $5 million
People Awards
  • Engineer of the Year
  • Woman in Engineering
  • Young Engineer of the Year
  • Team Member of the Year (non-engineers and includes Supervisors, Works Officers and other support staff)
  • President’s Award – chosen by President
  • Futures Challenge – chosen by delegates

For more information visit the IPWEAQ website

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