qldwater in conjunction with the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA), is proud to once again sponsor the Young Operator of the Year and Operator of the Year (Civil) awards to 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 Water 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. Previous winners of this award have received a paid trip to participate in the WIOA Utilities Tour of New Zealand, but due to ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions, an alternative tour within Australia is currently being negotiated for 2021 winners. Prizes from previous years that would have typically involved travel/conferences have been preserved to be taken up when it’s easier to do such things. WIOA is currently looking into opportunities for past winners to attend events like Ozwater in Adelaide this year.
Nominees for the Operator of the Year (Civil/All-Rounder) should be employed by a qldwater full member or Water Skills Partnership member organisation and be responsible for the operation and maintenance or construction of water and wastewater reticulation networks. The Operator of the Year receives a trophy and $1500 to put towards professional development.
Nominations should be submitted using the attached nomination forms to Carlie Sargent by Friday 23 April 2021. 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.
Winners will be announced at the Queensland WIOA Annual Conference Awards Dinner on Thursday 3 June in Toowoomba.
For more information contact qldwater on 3632 6854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to two awards will be presented at the 2020 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.
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@example.com or 3632 6850.
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 2020 Queensland Water Awards is available online at: http://www.awa.asn.au/AWA_MBRR/About_AWA/Awards/State_Awards/QLD.aspx. Winners are announced at the Queensland Water Awards Gala Dinner and go on to compete in the National Awards which are announced each year at the Ozwater Gala Dinner.
Award Categories include:
For more information visit the AWA website.
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 in July 2020. More information is available at https://www.ipweaq.com/awards. Winners are announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner to be held in Cairns on Wednesday, 11 November 2020.
Award Categories include:
For more information visit the IPWEAQ website.