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Queensland's Retired Water Professionals Share their Water Stories

A group of retired water sector professionals recently met for an informal catch up and lunch at the home of Rod and Shirley Lehmann to reconnect and discuss developments in the water sector.

As the new Member Engagement Manager for Queensland, it was great to have the opportunity to meet with the group, many of whom have been Branch and National Presidents of AWA and to hear them pay tribute to Chris Davis, past CEO of AWA and highly regarded water sector leader. In acknowledging Chris’ significant contribution to sustainable water management, the group discussed the important role the sector can play in addressing climate change, particularly in light of the recent floods in Queensland and NSW.


The group also heard from guest speakers from the Queensland Water Directorate, CEO, Dave Cameron and Director Innovation Partnerships, Rob Fearon, about progress with regional collaboration and industry advocacy. As we celebrate AWA’s 60-year anniversary in 2022, we hope to hear more water stories from this group and reflections of progress that has been made. This photo as an example, reminds us of how far we’ve come from a time when women were so under-represented in the sector, and no doubt will look quite different in years to come.

Pictured (L to R): Terry Loos, John Graham, Peter Griffiths, Rod Lehmann, Carlie Sargent, Mark Pascoe, Steve Posselt, Selwyn McFaul, Ian Betts, Ian Cameron, Kevin Flanagan, Dave Cameron, Rob Fearon, Colin Lewis (not pictured, Richard Savage who took the photo)