2020 Awards
Nominations are open for nominations for 2019 Awards - to be presented at the May 2020 Conference

What Award are you nominating for?
2018 Young Operator of the Year: Under 25 years old, industry trainee who has stood out with their enthusiasm and passion to learn about the water industry and has demonstrated excellent progress in their training.
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What Award are you nominating for?
2018 Young Operator of the Year: Under 25 years old, industry trainee who has stood out with their enthusiasm and passion to learn about the water industry and has demonstrated excellent progress in their training.
Nominator's name
Nominator's organisation and title
Nominator's email
Nominator's phone
I wish to nominate
Nominee's organisation
Nominee's role / title
Organisation address
Why does this nominee deserve to win this award?
Please also email your full citation document to [email protected] Please use Award Nomination attachment in the subject line.
Operator of the Year

The Operator of the Year Award is an acknowledgement by industry peers to an individual who has stood out in their efforts to improve themselves, their team or the profession.

This award is open to all WIOG members in the water and wastewater treatment and reticulation fields. This individual will stand out for their dedication, passion and commitment to the industry.

The prize is a choice of attendance to the Water NZ Annual conference, or a trip to the WIOA Victorian conference in Bendigo, Australia, including a study tour with the travelling WIOG group. The Operator of the Year Award is generously sponsored by WIOG.

The recipient will be announced at the WIOG annual conference and in various water industry publications.

Young Operator of the Year

The Young Operator of the Year Award (under 25 years old) is an acknowledgement, by industry peers, of a water industry trainee who has stood out with their enthusiasm and passion to learn about the water industry and demonstrated excellent progress in their training.

The recipient must be a current financial member of WIOG, and will be recognised at the WIOG Annual Conference and in various water industry publications.

The prize is for the winner to travel with the WIOG tour group and attend the WIOA Victorian conference in Bendigo, Australia and be given opportunity to take part in an exchange programme in Australia. All expenses paid.

 The Young Operator of the Year Award is generously sponsored by Hall Machinery

Mentor of the Year

The Mentor of the Year Award is an acknowledgement by industry peers to an individual who has been a fantastic role model, a great person to work with and someone whose ability you want to be recognised.

Award Criteria

  • Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to training.
  • Support and encourages trainees and ensures training is implemented.

This year’s Mentor of the Year recipient will receive a trip to the WIOA Victorian conference in Bendigo, Australia, including a study tour with the travelling WIOG group

The recipient will be announced at the WIOG annual conference and in various water industry publications.

The Mentor of the Year Award is generously sponsored by Connexis

Te Oranga Wai

This is an opportunity to share your innovative ideas with other Members. Applications for the Te Oranga Wai prize are now open No prerequisite exists, just a drive for self- improvement or improvement of the wider water industry.

This award is open to all current individual WIOG Members. Corporate Supporters are not eligible however individual Members employed by Corporate Supporters may apply.

Applicants are asked to submit a report on one of the following:

  1. A project related to the New Zealand water or wastewater industries and provide details on how the project could benefit the industry (ideas need not be limited to treatment plants but can be ideas based on education, community awareness, human resources, research etc); or
  1. Ways in which you have personally contributed to the community through your work experience etc, within the water or wastewater industries and provide details how this could be applied to help improve the water or wastewater system in a developing country.

 The Te Oranga Wai Award is generously sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

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