Our Partners

qldwater membership is currently restricted to Queensland’s urban Service Providers. However, qldwater partners with other organisations on projects in many ways to benefit the urban water industry. qldwater is a business unit of IPWEAQ.

As well as sponsorship opportunities we also have a number of partnership projects with the broader industry and providers. Our current partners and supporters are:

Our Partners

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) purpose is to enhance the quality of life for all Queensland communities by advancing the skills, knowledge and resources available to those involved in the planning and provision of public works and services.
NSW Water Directorate provides focused technical information to its members. Our aims include providing an independent source of advice to councils on water and sewerage operations, promoting a more efficient operation of Local Government water and sewerage infrastructure, providing direction on technical issues and providing networking opportunities for water and sewerage engineers to share knowledge and improve communication within the industry.

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is the peak industry body representing the urban water industry. Our members provide water and sewerage services to over 24 million customers in Australia and New Zealand and many of Australia's largest industrial and commercial enterprises. Based around our vision of 'customer driven, enriching life', WSAA facilitates collaboration, knowledge sharing, networking and cooperation within the urban water industry. We are proud of the collegiate attitude of our members which has led to industry-wide approaches to national water issues.


The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) is an expanding national Association facilitating the collection, development and exchange of quality information between people undertaking operational roles in the water industry. The Association has over 4,200 members and produces a number of publications, develops resources, and conducts seminars and events focused on “operators” annually. Members come from both the Private or Public Sector, covering every facet of the water sector working in utilities with a key focus on the operational employees in the industry. We have many members in the industry from a variety of roles in engineering, urban design and planning, science, research, academia, energy and resources.


The Australian Water Association (AWA) is Australia’s biggest water network inspiring and driving a sustainable water future. We provide individuals with career enrichment and organisations with business opportunities as we share information and knowledge, connect members with industry and stakeholders, and inspire positive change.


The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) is the peak body for local government in Queensland. It is a not-for-profit association set up solely to serve the state's 77 councils and their individual needs. The LGAQ has been advising, supporting and representing local councils since 1896, enabling them to improve their operations and strengthen relationships with their communities. The Association does this by connecting councils to people and places that count; supporting their drive to innovate and improve service delivery through smart services and sustainable solutions; and delivering them the means to achieve community, professional and political excellence. 


Local Government Managers Australia Queensland (LGMA Queensland) held its first meeting in Brisbane on 3 August 1950. Thirty councils were represented at this inaugural meeting which was led by Jim, Slaughter, then Chair of Brisbane City Council. That meeting resolved the formation of a Queensland Division of the Institute of Municipal Management. Following the meeting, Articles of Association were adopted and the organisation was registered.

Through a Memorandum of Understanding with RSL Queensland, qldwater members can access the RSL Employment Program which partners with employers across Australia to assist ex-serving and partners of current and ex-serving Defence members in making connections and ultimately finding meaningful employment.

Inside Water is an essential resource for those working in the Australian water sector. It focuses on the people, products and technology that enable sustainable and innovative management of Australia’s water resources. Inside Water is produced by a team of leading journalists at Prime Creative Media who engage with key influencers in the waste sector. Inside Water is our Media Partner, publishing an article relevant to our members in each edition.