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The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) is a national non-for-profit association with a primary role of facilitating the collection, development and exchange of quality information between people undertaking operational roles in the water, wastewater and recycled water industries.


Certification Wastewater & Recycled WTS
The water industry is invited to provide feedback on a draft national Certification Framework for Operators within Wastewater and Recycled Water Treatment Systems. More Information

The Water Industry Skills Taskforce is also seeking interest in the establishment of a standardised water industry online induction program, targeted at new entrants to the industry, as well as those interested in entering the industry. More Information

Queensland Operators - Opportunities to be Recognised

Consider nominating operational employees who have excelled in the workplace for these presigous awards, winners will be announced at the WIOA Queensland Conference to be held in Logan in June - nominations close on 5 May 2017.

  • Queensland Operator of the Year Award (sponsor AWA)
  • Queensland Young Operator of the Year (sponsor qldwater)
  • Queensland Young Operator of the Year (sponsor qldwater)

Tasmainian Operators Recognised

Congratulations to the TasWater operational employees who have excelled in the workplace in 2016.

  • Jason Hall - Tasmanian Operator of the Year
  • Patrick Cotton - Tasmanian Young Operator of the Year

NSW conference in Canberra a great success

Over 700 water professionals came together in Canberra on 29 & 30 March 2017 for the WIOA NSW Conference & Exhibition. The event included the announcement of Shane Kimber from Shoalhaven Water as the NSW Operator of the Year. All of the winners are available here.

Icon Water provides the Best Tasting Tap Water in NSW/ACT

The award for the Ixom 2017 NSW/ACT Best Tasting Tap Water was judged and presented as part of the NSW Water Operations Conference & Exhibition held in Canberra. All providers in NSW and the ACT were invited to submit a sample for this prestigious award that saw the local Canberra sample provided by Icon Water come out on top.

South Australian 2016 Operator of the Year announced

Congratulations to Daniel Partridge from SA Water who was announced as the winner of the inaugural award in SA. Daniel will join other WIOA members on the tour to NZ in May thanks to the support of TAFE SA who sponsored the award.

Queensland Charity Bowls Day raises over $2000

The Queensland Advisory Committee has rased just over $2,000 at the Charity Bowls Day held on17 March in Yandina. Congratulations to all the winners expecially team NETSCH Australia who took out the“Queensland Tradies Cup” in a thrilling Grand Final over Xylem.
Check out the photos from a great networking day.

FREE - NRL & AFL Tipping Competitions

Are you WIOAs' leading tipster in the AFL or NRL? Why not demonstrate your prowess in the WIOA 2017 tipping competitions - entry is FREE

NRL Tipping Competition
NRL Comp Code : Z7JCZ7DV

AFL Tipping Competition
AFL Comp Code : VZZYKWZ5

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Phone: +61 3 5821 6744
Fax: +61 3 5821 6033
Email: info@wioa.org.au

George Wall
Managing Director
Phone: +61 3 5821 6744
Email: george@wioa.org.au

Craig Mathisen
Chief Operations Officer
Phone: +61 3 5821 6744
Email: craig@wioa.org.au

ABN: 83 123 468 422



2017 Conferences
NSW : Canberra
QLD : Logan
VIC : Bendigo

Water Taste Tests
AUS 2016 : Barrington, TasWater

NSW 2017 : Canberra, Icon Water
SA 2016 : Morgan, SA Water
TAS 2016 : Barrington, TasWater
VIC 2016 : Myrtleford, North East Water

Water of Origin 2016 : Queensland, Barcaldine RC


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