Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

IPWEAQ Ambassador & Young IPWEAQ (YIPWEAQ) Chair

Jessica Kahl

See Jessica's YIPWEAQ report in the December issue of Engineering for Public Works

YIPWEAQ Deputy Chair, Ashlee Adams

Young Engineer of the Year

Aaron Meehan

South Burnett Regional Council

Career Development

Contact Craig Moss to discuss your career in public works. Craig will devise a program tailored for your techcnical and other needs including continuing professional education, RPEQ progression, mentoring etc.

Get involved!

We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic members under age 35 to assist with the evelopment of initiatives for YIPWEAQ. Please complete the form below.

Thank you for contacting us regarding the YIPWEAQ program. We will revert to you as soon as possible.

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2017 Futures Challenge!

Congratulations to the four finalists at this year's inaugural IPWEAQ Futures Challenge!

The winner of the 2017 Future's Challenge was Matthew Tiller from QUT for his presentation on the optimization of coil pump technology for use in developing countries of the South Pacific  

The feedback from delegates on all four presentations was exceptional. Congratulations to the students and their universities:

Optimal design of multi-purpose reservoir system to meet water demands in Townsville
Michael Sarrun
James Cook University

Influence of compressibility on soil susceptibility to contact erosion 
Janelle Ogg and Daniel Marais (presentation delivered by Daniel)
James Cook University 

Residual chlorine improvement in Woodhill water supply zone 
Denver Pollock 
University of Southern Queensland

Register your students for 2018

Thank you for contacting us regarding the 2018 Futures Challenge. I will revert to you shortly.

Leigh Cunningham
Chief Executive Officer
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Inquiries regarding the Futures Challenge or YIPWEAQ initiatves, please contact Leigh Cunningham or  Craig Moss

About the Futures Challenge Program

Final year students studying engineering and related disciplines are invited to present their thesis or research project on poster boards at the IPWEAQ state conference trade exhibition to be held on the Gold Coast in 2018. 

Each student prepares a poster board which clearly represents the nature of the project, its goals and proposed outcomes. 

Delegates offer advice and feedback to students with the top projects chosen by a panel of judges. Finalists deliver a 10-minute presentation in the auditorium to close Day 2 of the conference program.

Delegates vote on the best presentation using the conference App.

The winner receives a complimentary registration to the IPWEAQ state conference valued at over $2,000

Other YIPWEAQ initiatives

  • Young Engineer of the Year award
  • High School program in conjunction with Dream Big
  • Cadetship program
  • Career Development program 
  • Emerging Leaders program
  • Buddy program (state conference)
  • YIPWEAQ Welcome Function (state conference)
  • Scholarships
  • Membership discounts
  • Conference discounts