About the industry
The Australian water industry is a forward thinking, innovative sector that continuously adapts with the evolution of human existence. Within water, you can expect to see a variety of jobs emerge in places like water catchment supply, sewerage, drainage services and pipeline transport (water). Working in any aspect of the water industry, you will be involved in water resource planning, managing water entitlements and managing access to water addressing Queensland's greatest challenge of a reliable and sustainable future for our water resources. It is an industry that continues to make waves in our quest for a sustainable Australia.
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Expectation vs Reality
The water and waste industry is outdatedA myth we hear about the industry is that water work is archaic/’old-school’, with ancient technology and outdated practicesvs
It is an exciting developmental stage for the industryIn reality, the industry is introducing the application of new technology all the time. Examples of this include using drones to inspect catchments and dams along with renewable storage options like pumped hydro. The water industry is changing and technology plays a big role in enabling change.
Water just appears when we turn on the tapThere is not much to do when it comes to working in the water industryvs
The water process is complex, with lots of moving partsSewage leaves your home through drains and flows through pipes to a sewage treatment plant to be cleaned. At the treatment plant things like soap, laundry detergent, human waste and other pollutants are removed. When the water is clean it can be reused as an alternative water source
What positive impact does the water industry have on the world?
Water is essential for life. We often take for granted that we turn on our tap in Australia and can count on safe water spilling out. Water industry workers are responsible for delivering safe and secure drinking water every day. Outside of that, water industry workers provide essential flood mitigation services, manage catchment health and offer community recreation facilities along with irrigation water supply for farming.