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.
Become a WIOA Member for 2017
Join the leading industry association serving operational roles in the water, wastewater and recycled water industries. WIOA is working hard to help you and the industry as a whole through its network of over 4,000 water industry professionals.
Get your PASS Award Application in to win a trip to NZ
This award sponsored by Aqualift Project Delivery provides an opportunity for water industry operational staff to share their in the field innovations & fixes to problems so that others in the water industry can benefit. Applications close on 1st March 2017.
WIOA Weekend Seminar & AGM
The 2017 Weekend Seminar and AGM will be held on the weekend of the 25 & 26 February 2017 at the Homesglen at Eildon. The weekend is free for members and is designed to be fun, informative and a great way to network and meet other WIOA members. Places are limited to the first 50 members to register.
Queensland Charity Bowls Day - 17 March
The Queensland Advisory Committee will be conducting a Charity Bowls Day on Friday 17 March 2017. Book that RDO now and join other WIOA members and supporters in this networking opportunity in Yandina. Companies can win the “Queensland Tradies Cup” by sponsoring a team at this fun event that raises money for charity. Register online.
Nominate your Outstanding Operator in NSW
Nominations for the NSW 2017 Operator of the Year Award are now open. The NSW Water Directorate sponsors this award each year to reward excellent performance, initiative and all round attention to detail by an operator of water or wastewater treatment facilities. Nominations close on 10 February.
QLD 2017 Conference Call for Papers & Posters
We are accepting abstracts for the technical program for the 2017 Queensland Conference to be held in Loan on 7 & 8 June. Share your experiences with others at this important event for the Queensland Water Industry. Abstracts close on 22 February.
NEW Opportunities to recognise Operators in South Australia & Tasmania
Consider nominating operational employees who have excelled in the workplace for the inaugural Operator of the Year Awards that are proudly supported by TAFESA and TasWater. Nominations close on Friday 24 February.
NSW 2017 Conference Delegate Registrations Open
We are very pleased to announce an exciting range of presentations for the technical program for our NSW Conference to be held in Canberra on 29 & 30 March 2017. Registrations for this must see event are now being accepted.
2017 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
Suppliers to the industry are asked to consider a WIOA 2017 conference sponsorship package and support some of the leading water events in Australia. Sponsors are provided with unprecedented cross-state market branding opportunities that other events cannot provide. WIOA currently has a number of Prime and Major sponsorship opportunities available, contact the WIOA office for more information.
WIOA Advisory Commitee Chairs for 2017
State Advisory Committee chairs perform an important role on behalf of the association to ensure WIOA's activities are best suited to our member's needs. The following members have been elected as state chairs for 2017 and will also be a part of the WIOA general committee.
Lindsay Walsh - NSW
Colin Haynes - Queensland
Robran Cock - South Australia
Darren Lord - Tasmania
Anthony Evans - Victoria
TasWater wins the Ixom Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia Competition
WIOA is pleased to announce the Barrington WTP in Tasmania (TasWater) as the winner of the Ixom 2016 Best Tap Water in Australia competition. Barrington and TasWater will get bragging rights for the next 12 months and will go on to represent Australia at the International Water Tasting Competition held in the USA.