There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the Queensland Branch. You can get involved by becoming a mentor, a contributor for our bi-monthly state newsletter, or present your work or ideas at a Technical Presentation. Find out more below.
For further information about Program Partner Opportunities and Sponsorship, please contact the QLD Branch Manager, Sharon James.
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.
Student Engagement Program
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.
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.