The Australian Water Association’s Mentoring Program aims to pair young water professionals with experienced practitioners across all aspects of the water industry based on participants' preferences in a number of areas. Mentoring can be done face-to-face, online or by phone, so all members are encouraged to participate regardless of their work location. Pairings are made based upon a questionnaire each participant fills out, which asks about skills and experience (for mentors), and career goals and expectations (for mentees). The structure is flexible, and it’s up to the pair to decide how to manage their mentoring relationship.
Want to get involved?
Programs currently operate in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia. If you are interested in becoming a mentor/mentee, or would just like some more information about the program, email your state or territory branch:
There are currently no formal mentoring programs for Tasmania, Northern Territory or the Australian Capital Territory, however these are being actively considered. So please email us if you are interested in being involved in mentoring in these areas: