Dr Georgina Davis joined qldwater in May 2023. Georgina has a strong history in advocacy and leading peak bodies including as CEO for the Waste and Recycling Industry Queensland (WRIQ) and previously the Queensland Farmers’ Federation. She brings to the table a great understanding of water planning, pricing, legislation, and the impacts of emerging contaminants which are also prevalent in the waste management and recycling sector.
Previously with Energy Skills Queensland, Georgina completed workforce plans and workforce development strategies, understanding the challenge to attract and retain good staff, and the safety and wellbeing impacts on those left to carry the burden for an understaffed workforce.
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David Wiskar has been involved with qldwater since its inception as a member, the Chair of the Technical Reference Group and, more recently, as a funding partner in his role with the Queensland Government.
David has a strong connection to the mission of the Directorate and in providing support to all communities and stakeholders in the delivery of essential urban water services. His extensive career includes working at Executive Level in water utilities and Local and State Governments in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
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David commenced with qldwater in 2011 and is responsible for managing the SWIM and swimlocal programs. David works remotely from Hervey Bay but travels across Queensland to provide SWIM and swimlocal training and assist member Councils with reporting and benchmarking queries.
David is passionate about data integrity and use, streamlined reporting and benchmarking, and is always advocating for better integration with reporting requirements from other organisations and government departments.
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Desiré commenced with qldwater in 2011 and manages qldwater’s communications such as corporate publications, online training courses, newsletters, promotional materials, and website updates.
The qldwater suite of communications platforms now include the qldwater website, watertraining.com.au, qldwatercareers.com.au, chemicalconcoctions.org, qldwaterontap.com.au and social media networks Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok. She also assists with events and other projects including QWRAP and Skills & Training.
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Louise joined qldwater in 2019 and since then she has developed a keen interest in the complex challenges faced by the urban water industry. Her recent focus is in managing the Sewerage and Water Environmental Advisory Panel (SWEAP) and the qldwater Consortium for Research and Advocacy on Emerging Contaminants(qCRAC), both groups grappling with the issue of emerging contaminants in water, wastewater and biosolids.
Louise has a BSc (Hons) in Geology and a PhD in Isotope Geochemistry. Her early interest in science has transformed into a passion for science education, truth in science reporting, and research.
(07) 3632 6856
Neil manages the Water Skills Partnership program and looks after all things skills and training related. He has more than 20 years’ experience in advocacy, advisory and consulting experience in the commercial water industry sector.
Neil moved to Australia from the UK in 2019, establishing a water cost audit consultancy to help businesses streamline processes to reduce water bills. Prior to moving to Australia, he was Operations Director for Water Watch UK where he managed all aspects of water investigations and audits including analysis of documentation, billing, legislation, policies and Water Acts.
(07) 3632 6851
Jess started with qldwater in May 2022, taking on the Coordinator role for the Wide Bay Burnett Urban Water Alliance (WBBUWA) and assisting with the QWRAP program more broadly.
Jess will also be helping qldwater to make sense of big data through integrated maps and other new innovations. Jess has a keen interest in integrated catchment management and water quality, having worked as Waterwatch Coordinator and Catchment Officer for the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee for over six years.
(07) 3632 6852
Jane commenced with qldwater in March 2023 to look after qldwater’s events, sponsorships and member engagement. She hit the ground running, starting with coordination of the the Water Connections Tour, a week long tour taking key government decision makers to visit regional and remote water and sewerage service proviers.
Jane has a degree in Business and extensive experience in events, marketing and corporate relations having worked as Marketing Manager for The Lakes College and Customer Activation Manager with Coca-Cola Amatil.
(07) 3632 6850