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Overview of 2011 Australian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines (ADWG) - Release Date 13-Nov-2012: - The Queensland and New South Wales Water Directorates have co-invested in the production of this summary document which helps make the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines more accessible. Note that this summary document is purely focussed on the ADWG. Links and summaries to Queensland-specific information including regulation are kept up to date at http://www.qldwater.com.au/DWQ. Non-members can purchase a copy by contacting the NSW Water Directorate info@waterdirectorate.asn.au

Blue Green Algae Protocols - Release Date 07-Dec-2007: - The protocols have been designed specifically for water service providers who are responsible for the management of water storages. This document will assist providers to prevent or manage issues arising from blooms of Blue Green Algae.|

ARCHIVE Information on Changes to Domestic Bores - Release Date 22-Oct-2007: - Links with information on changes to legislation about domestic bores from 17th May e Flash

Other resources

NSWWD Manual for Groundwater Bores for Drinking Water - Release Date 17-Jan-2020: - The NSW Water Directorate released a new O&M Manual for the Design, Operation and Maintenance of groundwater bores for drinking water. Its development has been driven by the drought across much of the state and proliferation of new groundwater sources for drinking water.

Bulk Water Agreement City West Water - Release Date 28-Aug-2017: - Thanks to Melbourne Water for sharing the Bulk Water Agreement for City West Water.

Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs): What are they and how are they used? - Release Date 12-Nov-2014: - The disability-adjusted life year (DALY) is a way of measuring the population impact of a health problem, or the burden of disease, associated with a specific condition. It is a measure of the amount of time (in years) that is ‘lost’ due to imperfect health from a particular cause, taking into account both premature death and time lived in a state of ill-health (termed disability). It also incorporates a weighting for the severity of the disability. Fact sheet kindly provided by Water Research

Health-Based Targets for Microbial Safety of Drinking Water - Release Date 12-Nov-2014: - Pathogens in source waters present a challenge for those tasked with providing safe drinking water. To achieve this, they are guided by the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, although advice from the ADWG on this issue could be improved. One proposal is the introduction of health based targets for microbial safety of drinking water. This Fact Sheet provides a brief explanation of HBTs and some rationale for their introduction into the ADWG and is kindly provided by Water Research Australia. |

Health-Based Targets for the Microbial Safety of Drinking Water: Stakeholder viewpoints - Release Date 12-Nov-2014: - Health-based targets (HBTs) are measurable health, water quality or performance objectives that are established based on a judgement of what constitutes an acceptable level of health risk in relation to pathogens in drinking water. Incorporation of HBTs for microbial safety of drinking water into future revisions of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines is currently under discussion. Fact sheet kindly provided by Water Research Australia.

ARCHIVE Doc Library Preparing a DMP - Release Date 01-May-2013: - DEWS guidelines for the preparation of a Drought Management Plan.

Sydney Water Raw Water Supply Agreement - Release Date 13-Mar-2013: - Under the Sydney Water Catchment Management Act 1998, SCA is required to supply raw water to SWC and ensure that raw water supplied by it complies with appropriate standards of quality.

DERM TMP Guidance Documents 309 AM Water Source Management - Release Date 01-Jan-2008: -

DERM TMP Guidance Documents 311 AM Drinking Water Quality Management - Release Date 01-Jan-2008: -

Member sample documents

Help us populate this page by sending your sample documents to dgralton@qldwater.com.au. Please specify any conditions of use:

A. No restrictions on distribution (will be stored on protected area of web site, however if there is a request to share with a non-member we can do so)

B. Can be available to qldwater members (protected area of web site)

C. Other conditions which might allow it to be used more openly i.e. certain parts de-identified, costs removed etc.

Bulk Water Agreement City West Water - Release Date 28-Aug-2017: - Thanks to Melbourne Water for sharing the Bulk Water Agreement for City West Water.

Longreach DMP Sample - Release Date 04-Nov-2011: - Longreach Regional Council (2010) Drought Management Plan.

Contracts and specifications

Please note: Specification documents may or may not have been final versions. Often additional posts or modified documents were provided from time to time but it has not been possible to capture and store all of these amendments. While the utilities responsible for preparation of the documents may be willing to assist in sourcing other related information, doing so would purely be at their own discretion.

Isaac Tender Raw Water - Release Date 31-Aug-2020: - Isaac Regional Council tender for the provision of raw water – preferred supplier arrangement (PSA). qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Torres Strait RC Desal Plant - Release Date 16-Sep-2020: - Torres Strait Island Regional Council tender for the design, fabrication, supply, factory testing, delivery and commissioning of a Reverse Osmosis Desalination Unit (RODU) to be located on Ugar Island in the Torres Strait. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Gladstone RC GAWB Tender Awoonga Spillway - Release Date 19-Aug-2020: - Gladstone Area Water Board tender to clean the Awoonga Dam Spillway. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Burdekin SC Moranbah Pipeline capacity - Release Date 10-Jul-2020: - Sunwater is inviting Tenderer's to bid on an annual allocation of 1,525 ML of High Priority water. The water will be transported from the Gorge Weir along the Burdekin Moranbah Pipeline. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they can be accessed on request.

Moreton Bay RC WQ Sampling Program - Release Date 10-Jul-2020: - Moreton Bay Regional Council tender to carry out Regional Basins Water Quality Sampling throughout the region. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

DLGRMA Tender Palm Island floating intakes - Release Date 20-Jan-2020: - Tender Issued by Department of Local Government & Racing and Multicultural Affairs to upgrade floating intakes and valves at Solomon and Francis Creek Dams, Palm Island. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

DES Tender Survey of East Trinity Environmental Reserve - Release Date 20-Dec-2019: - Department of Environment and Science for the provision of topographic and bathymetric survey of the East Trinity Environmental Reserve.

Torres Strait IRC Water Lagoon Covers - Release Date 20-Dec-2019: - Torres Strait Island Regional Council tender to replace the existing water lagoon covers of Boigu and Masig islands and repair the existing lagoon cover at Warraber under the Indigenous Councils Critical Infrastructure Program. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Southern Downs RC Tender De-silting Storm King Dam - Release Date 11-Dec-2019: - Southern Downs Regional Council tender to de-silt Storm King Dam. Due to severe drought, the dam will empty to 0%. De-silting can increase storage capacity and provide an opportunity to assess, clean and remove silt, debris and any obstructions or unwanted items from the base of the dam. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Bundaberg RC Tender Water Supply Strategy - Release Date 11-Nov-2019: - Bundaberg Regional Council tender for the preparation of the Bundaberg and Coastal Water Supply Strategy. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Cherbourg ASC Tender Water Treatment Upgrades - Release Date 11-Nov-2019: - Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council tender for wastewater treatment and water supply and treatment upgrades. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Woorabinda ASC Tender Water and Wastewater Treatment Upgrades - Release Date 11-Nov-2019: - Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council tender for the provision of design and construction of various upgrades across local infrastructure including water supply, water treatment, SCADA, wastewater treatment upgrades and connection and commission of all new assets. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Seqwater Surveying Services - Release Date 19-Jul-2019: - Seqwater / Queensland Bulk Water Authority tender for surveying services – deformation surveys.

Moreton Bay RC Tender Regional Waterbody Maintenance Program - Release Date 02-May-2019: - Moreton Bay Regional Council tender seeking suitably qualified contractors for the management of waterbodies and associated systems across the region. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request

Isaac RC Tender Storage Dams - Release Date 29-Apr-2019: - Isaac Regional Council tender for the construction of three storage dams in rural areas to reduce Council’s reliance on natural sources such as rivers, creeks and springs for water. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request

Moreton Bay RC Tender Water Quality Upgrade - Release Date 26-Apr-2019: - Moreton Bay Regional Council tender for a suitably qualified contractor for water quality improvements, specifically construction of a sediment pond and bioretention basis at Bells Creek, Redcliffe. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request

Isaac RC Tender Rising Main and Nebo Bore - Release Date 22-Nov-2018: - Isaac Regional Council tender of a connecting rising main and equipping of Nebo Bore 6. Qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they can be accessed on request.

Moreton Bay RC Tender Humpybong Ck Water Quality Improvements - Release Date 08-Nov-2018: - Moreton Bay Regional Council tender for landscaping services can marine construction services to improve water quality in Humpybong Creek, Redcliffe. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Douglas SC Tender Daintree Bore Stage 2 - Release Date 18-Oct-2018: - Douglas Shire Council tender for the construction and installation of Daintree Bore stage 2. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Seqwater RFP Program Management and Development Resources - Release Date 10-May-2018: - Seqwater Request for Proposal to assist with resourcing levels to provide overall program management and specialist advice and guidance across all major projects. qldwater has archived all document relating to this RFP and they can be accessed on request.

Southern Downs RC Tender Sale and Supply of Raw Water - Release Date 16-Apr-2018: - Southern Downs Regional Council tender for the sale and supply of raw water from Connolly Dam for users over 5ML only. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they can be accessed on request.

Toowoomba RC Rehab of Perseverance Dam Raw Water Main - Release Date 29-Nov-2017: - Toowoomba RC tender for the supply, delivery, design and construction, cleaning, inspection, testing, connection and certification of renewal / rehabilitation works to the specified 780 metre length section of Perseverance Dam Raw Water Main. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Fraser Coast RC Lake Lenthall Recreation Area Management - Release Date 08-Nov-2017: - Fraser Coast Regional Council tender for the Management of the Lake Lenthall Recreation Area. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they can be accessed on request.

Douglas SC Mossman WWTP Bank Stabilisation - Release Date 26-Sep-2017: - Douglas Shire Council tender to undertake river bank stabilisation on the Mossman River and South Mossman River to protect the existing Mossman Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they can be accessed on request.

Toowoomba RC Cressbrook Dam C1 Pumping Station - Release Date 20-Sep-2017: - Toowoomba Regional Council tender for the design and replacement of 3.3kV Switchgear and Motor Start Panels at Cressbrook Dam C1 Pumping Station. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they can be accessed on request.

Southern Downs RC Connolly Dam Raw Water - Release Date 09-Aug-2017: - Southern Downs Regional Council EOI from organisations and individuals who may be interested in purchasing raw water from Connolly Dam for private use. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this EOI and they can be accessed on request.

Seqwater Tender Research Partners Panel - Release Date 20-Mar-2017: - Seqwater tender to partner with universities and research organisations to assist it in delivering research outcomes and meeting its organisational research needs. Partners are needed to support the following categories: Category 1: Changes in our catchments Category 2: Water supply safety Category 3: WTP technologies and process improvment Category 4: Water security, community and liveability Category 5: Strategic research planning qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and

Southern Downs EOI Emu Swamp Dam Final Feasibility - Release Date 16-Nov-2016: - Southern Downs Regional Council EOI to undertake development and progression of further studies and investigations associated with the successful funding application put forward by SDRC under the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.

Rockhampton Tender Floodplain Management Services - Release Date 16-Nov-2016: - Rockhampton Regional Council tender to engage a suitably qualified consultant to progress a number of projects to fulfil Council's floodplain management commitments as per Council's Flood Management Strategy. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender and they are available on request.

Longreach RC EOI Water Strategy - Release Date 13-Oct-2016: - Longreach Regional Council EOI to undertake a feasibility study into options for sustainable water security and availability in the towns of Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford and Yaraka.

Whitsunday RFT Rainfall and River Alert - Release Date 13-Oct-2016: - Whitsunday Regional Council requires the establishment and commissioning of a series of strategically located river and rainfall alert stations across the Whitsunday region. qldwater has archived all documents relating to this tender, and they are available on request.

Toowoomba Test Drilling Casing Town Water Supply Bore Greenmount - Release Date 05-Aug-2016: - Test drilling of a minimum of two test bores and if satisfactory drilling, casing and testing of one water supply bore for use as a source of drinking water for the Greenmount water supply. qldwater has archived all documents related to the tender and they can be accessed on request.

Presentations

We have collated interesting presentations from our events over the years. We thank our presenters for allowing us to share their knowledge.

WIOA Virtual Conference

qldwater sponsored the Keynote presenter of the 2020 WIOA Virtual Water Conference by internationally renowned researcher, educator, communicator, author and a tireless advocate for scientific excellence and safe drinking water, Dr Steve Hrudey from Canada.

Steve has a strong commitment to empower all those who operate and oversee water systems, advocating the need for education, effective regulation and monitoring, and the need for operators to “know their own systems” for all potential risks to safe drinking water. In this presentation, Steve presents a number of case studies including details of the 2016 Havelock North incident. qldwater Members can access the video from this link - please log in to our website first.

Q'Water 19 Conference

In August 2016, the drinking water supply for Havelock North, New Zealand was contaminated with Campylobacter. The resultant outbreak led to four fatalities, with an additional 5,500 people becoming sick. Australia is not immune to such an outcome. Thanks to Queensland Health and qldwater, this recording features a panel discussion providing a first-hand account of the preconditions of this disaster and what could have been done differently.

Other Presentations

2019 qldwater Annual Forum Catchment Resilience in a Changing Environment - Chris Mooney - Release Date 18-Sep-2019: - Catchment Resilience in a Changing Environment - Chris Mooney

2019 Hervey Bay Presentation Laura Shiels - Release Date 30-Jul-2019: - Hervey Bay Regional Conference 2019 Presentation: Laura Shiels, Townsville City Council - When a dirty water complaint leads to a lead detection

2019 Hervey Bay Presentation Rob Fearon - Release Date 30-Jul-2019: - Hervey Bay Regional Conference 2019 Presentation: Rob Fearon, qldwater - Reef Councils Major Integrated Project

2019 Townsville Presentation Edgar Salvador - Release Date 17-Jul-2019: - Townsville mini conference 2019 - presentation by Edgar Salvador, Lab Coordinator at Townsville Laboratory Services: Analysis of Poly and Perfluoro-Alkyl Substances by LCMSMS

2019 Townsville Presentation Laura Shiels - Release Date 15-Jul-2019: - Townsville Mini Conference 2019 - presentation by Laura Shiels, Townsville City Council: When a dirty water complaint leads to a lead detection.

2019 Contaminants Workshop National initiatives for dealing with PFAS - Release Date 17-May-2019: - 2019 Emerging Contaminants Workshop presentation: Simone Ventura, DES - National initiatives for dealing with PFAS

2019 Contaminants Workshop Overview of NESP. Update on microplastics research - Release Date 17-May-2019: - 2019 Emerging Contaminants Workshop presentation: Frederieke Kroon, AIMS - overview of NESP and update on microplastics research

2019 Contaminants Workshop Prioritising emerging contaminants. NHMRC process for revising contaminan - Release Date 17-May-2019: - 2019 Emerging Contaminants Workshop presentation: Stuart Khan, UNSW - Prioritising emerging contaminants, NHMRC process for revising contaminant targets

2019 Contaminants Workshop Townsville research project on contaminants in local catchments - Release Date 17-May-2019: - 2019 Emerging Contaminants Workshop presentation: Laura Kuskopf, JCU/Townsville - Townsville research project on contaminants in local catchments

2019 Biloela Conference Presentation Peter Manning Drought - Release Date 08-Apr-2019: - 2019 Biloela Conference presentation by Peter Manning from Central Highlands Regional Council - are we in drought yet?

2019 Biloela Presentation GRC's Quick Connect Sample Unit - Release Date 08-Apr-2019: - 2019 Regional Conference Biloela Presentation by Jane Doran, Gladstone Regional Council - a new approach to water sampling

2019 Biloela Presentation Kelly's Dam FABBRO Dalton - Release Date 08-Apr-2019: - Biloela Presentation Michael Dalton

2019 Water Directorate Biloela Fabbro Dalton - Release Date 08-Apr-2019: - 2019 Biloela regional conference presentation by Associate Professor Larella Fabbro, CQU - Neurotoxins in CQ

2018 Cloncurry Presentation Dwayne Arnold - Release Date 29-Oct-2018: - Cloncurry Mini Conference 2018 - Presentation by Dwayne Arnold from Cloncurry Shire Council: delivering water to Cloncurry residents.

2018 Skills Forum Presentation Paul Rogers Seqwater - Release Date 30-Oct-2018: - Skills Forum 2018. Presentation by Paul Rogers, Seqwater: Multi-disciplined Water Officers - a new future for Water Industry Workers in SEQ.

2017 Central Queensland Conference Yeppon Presentation Ralph Wooley Lower Fitzroy River - Release Date 22-Mar-2017: - 2017 Central Queensland Conference Yeppon. Presentation by Ralph Wooley, Lower Fitzroy River: Infrastructure Project

2017 South West Queensland Conference Dalby Presentation Paul Quinlan Toowoomba Regional Council - Release Date 01-Mar-2017: - 2017 South West Queensland Conference Dalby. Presentation by Paul Quinlan Toowoomba Regional Council: How Deep Does Your Water Flow? Overview of Bathymetric Survey Process and Results

2017 South West Queensland Conference Dalby Presentation Renee Henry DEWS - Release Date 01-Mar-2017: - 2017 South West Queensland Conference Dalby. Presentation by Renee Henry, DEWS: Drinking Water Quality Management Plan Review and Audit

2016 Innovation Forum Presentation Steven Porter Cairns Regional Council - Release Date 15-Sep-2016: - Innovation Forum 2016. Presentation by Steven Porter, Cairns Regional Council: Cairns Water Security Strategy

Andy Hornbuckle Innovation Event presentation - Release Date 26-Nov-2015: -

2015 Cairns Far North Queensland Conference Presentation Michael Lever Leveredge - Release Date 08-May-2015: - Cairns Regional Conference 2015. Presentation by Michael Lever, Leveredge: Waterborne Disease Epidemics

2015 Cairns Far North Queensland Conference Presentation Pat Nixon, Cairns Regional Council - Release Date 08-May-2015: - Cairns Regional Conference 2015. Presentation by Pat Nixon, Cairns Regional Council: A Participatory Approach to Future Water Security for Cairns

2015 Rockhampton Regional Conference Presentation Mark Harvey Townsville City Council - Release Date 16-Apr-2015: - Rockhampton Regional Conference 2015. Presentation by Mark Harvey, Townsville City Council: DWQMP – Taking it off the shelf

2012 Longreach Presentation_Thomas_Bean_GABSI - Release Date 01-Aug-2012: - 2012 Longreach Conference presentation by Thomas Bean, GABSI

2012 Longreach Presentation_Michael_Grosser_Connors_River_Dam - Release Date 01-Aug-2012: - 2012 Longreach Conference presentation by Michael Grosser - Connors River Dam case study

2019 Contaminants Workshop SEQ THM Strategy Group - Release Date 17-May-2019: - 2019 Emerging Contaminants Workshop presentation: Natasha Georgius, Logan City Council - SEQ THM Strategy Group


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