20 Jun 2018

Problem with wet wipes in wastewater system worsens

Of all the things Aucklanders force-flush down their toilets, wet wipes are especially concerning for Watercare.

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Whakatane group plans to fight water bottling plant

The expansion of a controversial water bottling plant near Whakatane is splitting the local community.

Otago Regional Council focuses on urban water quality

Praise for the Otago Regional Council for focusing on urban water quality.

In its draft long-term plan, the council dedicated $3.32million over the next 10 years to focus on urban discharges and the effect on water quality.

Flood Workshops

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and the Geospatial Research Institute (GRI) are collaborating on a project which is working towards enabling real-time data federation of relevant spatial and temporal data for agencies responsible for flood risk management and to develop systems which can leverage these data into products of relevance for flood risk mitigation.

An Inaugral Regional Event: Coastal and River Gathering

The ups and downs of tectonics, sea-level and sediment supply in the recent geological history of Wellington Harbour” by Scott D. Nodder – Principal Scientist, Marine Geology – NIWA.

So why do we need a Supercomputer to forecast the Weather?” by Michael Uddstrom, Principal Scientist, Environmental Forecasting – NIWA.

EWB/NZ's Humanitarian Engineering 2018

EWB/NZ's Humanitarian Engineering 2018 is a one-day conference which will bring together like-minded professionals in the humanitarian engineering sector to share their knowledge about sustainable development and human-centred design.

7 Jun 2018

Stormwater Update

Stormwater Group Committee

Congratulations to James Reddish and Troy Brockbank, elected Chair and Deputy Chair respectively, at the recent Stormwater Group AGM; and welcome to new committee members.

Thanks to all outgoing committee members, in particular Mike Hannah and Dean Watts for their Chairmanship roles.

Stormwater Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 awards:

  1. Professional of the Year , Bronwyn Rhynd, CKL
  2. Paper of the Year , CONTINUOUS SIMULATION MODELLING TO SUPPORT HEALTHY WATERWAYS; Jahangir Islam (AECOM), Josh Irvine (WSP Opus), Nick Brown and Nadia Nische (both Auckland Council)
  3. The inaugural Stormwater Innovation Award, Stormwater 360’s “LittaTrap™”.

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John Pfahlert CEO of Water New Zealand discusses possible wide ranging reforms to our three water services.

So what's in the pipeline for reform? And who is going to pay to replace the ageing infrastructure? John Pfahlert is the Chief Executive of Water New Zealand and Marcus Rink is the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water at the UK's Dept of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DIA 3 Waters Paper

The Government has released its Cabinet paper Review of three waters infrastructure: key findings and next steps.

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