qldwater Scholarships

QWRCIP Scholarships

In 2017, an opportunity arose to establish a charitable venture aimed at helping address urban water and sewerage challenges facing small and remote communities.  The Queensland Water Regional Communities Innovations Program (QWRCIP) is administered under the auspices of qldwater with a steering committee comprising members of its Strategic Priorities Group.

In 2022, up to four QWRCIP scholarships will be available to attend qldwater activities and potentially be hosted by another qldwater member for some excellent professional development.

Past scholarship recipients have:

  • Attended our Annual Forum in September (Gold Coast in 2022) with the remainder of the week on site at an SEQ water utility spending time with a range of experts with experience relevant to their work, or attended a regional conference (Yeppoon, Port Douglas, Gympie this year) with a similar extended professional development opportunity;
  • Attended the WIOA Annual Conference or WIOA Cairns interest day, again with the balance of the week hosted by the major council in the region.

Our events are fantastic networking and professional development opportunities which are very different from most other industry events with presentations primarily sourced from other councils/ water service providers, fun activities.

Out of pocket costs (travel, meals, accommodation, event registrations) will be included.  Salary recovery, and any necessary insurances are not.

Reimbursement of approved costs will be organised on a case-by-case basis.


Who is eligible

Employees of qldwater full member organisations with 10,000 or fewer connections.


How to apply

The process couldn’t be easier, with all forms of written application a thing of the past.  Simply email dcameron@qldwater.com.au with details of your area of interest.   Most recent applications have come from managers or supervisors, who are looking to recognise someone in their organisation who shows potential or is worthy of an opportunity to learn from the broader industry.

If accepted, qldwater will work with your nominee to develop an appropriate itinerary.