Queensland Branch

Welcome to the Queensland Branch of the Australian Water Association and we hope that you will take the time out of your busy schedule to come along to one of our many informative and engaging technical events. These events will provide you with the opportunity to not only expand your knowledge of the water industry in Queensland but also to network and catchup with fellow water colleagues in a relaxing environment – this is what the Qld branch is well known for.


QLD Branch Committee

The QLD Branch Committee and QLD YWP Branch Committee was elected in June 2017. Click here to see a full list of all committee members and their responsibilities.

Recent & upcoming events and programs

The best way to see what the Australian Water Association is all about is to attend a local event. You can find more information about upcoming local events here.

 A wrap-up of recent QLD events and seminars, including some of our favourite photos can be found here.

The Queensland Branch Committee played a huge part in the development of the Association’s new Student Engagement Program, a challenge to the water industry to get involved and help develop our future water professionals. Read more about the program here.

QLD Water Awards

A number of outstanding individuals and organisations have been recognised for their work at the Queensland Gala Dinner & Awards Night on Friday, 8 September 2017. “The awards recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in the water industry across innovation, research, infrastructure and delivery of water projects,” Australian Water Association Chief Executive Jonathan McKeown said. “As an industry we congratulate the dedication, passion and enthusiasm shown by our members who are genuinely making a difference to the sector and to our communities as a whole.” Read more to find out who the winners are.

View all the photos from the night by clicking on the image below.

Source QLD – The bi-monthly QLD branch newsletter

Source QLD would not be possible without the contributions of our Queensland members. Special acknowledgement must go to Rod Lehmann for his editorial support over many years. Previously known as "Water Talk" Source QLD looks at local industry issues and profiles QLD members and companies, please do get in touch with content suggestions. Our new editorial team, Jenny Danslow, Courtney Brown, Sharon James, Rod Lehman, Peter Griffiths, Richard Savage, Steve Tansley and Dr. Sandra Hall are working hard to source articles of great relevance and interest.

QLD Mentoring program

The Australian water industry is facing a significant skills challenge requiring both recruitment and retention strategies. The water industry would encounter serious workforce loss in the medium to long term future unless there was an explicit attempt to transfer tacit knowledge and consequently retain skills and knowledge within the industry.

This Mentoring program will be an effective way to develop skills via the transfer of knowledge from experienced to less-experienced personnel. The program is an annual event with the launch held early in the first quarter of the year. More information.

Queensland Technical event presentation - Expression of interest

The QLD Branch of the Australian Water Association are always interested to hear from our members with their ideas for technical presentations. In order for the committee to assess the suitability and include the presentation on the event calendar, please provide a brief overview addressing the points in this document.  

The venue we use for the Technical Presentations is the Ship Inn, South Brisbane.

QLD State Manager

If you have any enquiries regarding the QLD Branch or its events, please contact:

Sharon James
State Manager - Queensland 

P 1300 361 426  M 0407 585 052  
E qldbranch@awa.asn.au

Postal Address
PO Box 222
St Leonards, NSW 1590