Drinking Water Workshop

Annual Conference

8.30–8.45 Welcome and Introduction

John Pfahlert – Chief Executive, Water New Zealand

Moderators: Dr. Marion Savill – IWA NZ & Dr. Robert Bos – IWA

8.45–9.45 Session 1

Introduction of the facts of the 2016 Havelock North contamination event, including public health and water safety planning.

What happened in Havelock North?
Dr. Caroline McElnay – Director of Public Health, NZ

Converting Hindsight into Foresight – Evidence for the North Havelock Inquiry
Dr. Steve Hrudey – Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada

9.45–10.15 Morning Tea
10.15–12.15 Session 1 continued

Linkages between Water Safety Planning and Sanitation Safety Plans –potential concepts, policies and practice

What are we doing with WSP’s in New Zealand?
An overview of water safety planning, success and failure and why the Havelock North WSP didn’t prevent the outbreak?
Jim Graham – OPUS Consultants, New Zealand

Where is water safety planning going globally and how can SSP’s support WSP’s?
Dr. Jamie Bartram – Director of the Water Institute, University of North Carolina, USA

How does the National Environmental Standard address catchment risks?
Overview of the NES for Sources of Human Drinking Water.
Tim Sharp – Mitchell Daysh

What is the international approach to identifying and managing catchment management risks?
Environmental water quality – linkages of a whole system in a catchment. The EU experience.
Prof. David Kay – Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK

12.15–1.15 Lunch
1.15–3.00 Session 2

Analysis of the water quality management data. What does it tell us. (human health, animal waste, and water quality)

Detecting, Managing and Investigating the August 2016 Havelock North Campylobacter Outbreak
Dr. Nick Jones – Medical Officer of Health, Hawkes Bay, NZ

What do we Know About Potential Waterborne Pathogen in Livestock and Water in NZ?
Prof. Nigel French – Director, NZ Food Safety, Science and Research Centre, Massey University, NZ

What did the data imply from a water and health perspective?
Shoulda-coulda-woulda-didn’t-damn: What choices does New Zealand have to make its drinking water safe in the wake of the Havelock North enquiry – and will the changes we make lead to safer drinking water?
Dr. Alistair Humphrey – Epidemiologist Medical Officer of Health, Canterbury, NZ

What are the messages from the Havelock North Inquiry to date?
Graham McBride – Principal Scientist, Water Quality, NIWA

3.00–3.30 Afternoon Tea
3.30–5.00 Session 3

Where can we go from here?

How do WSP’s and SSP’s complement and mutually reinforce one another
Dr. Paul Byleveld – Manager Water Unit, Environmental Health Branch, New South Wales Health, Australia

Panel session Q & AWhat needs to change in NZ to ensure safe water supplies?What can we learn from overseas experienceWould SSP’s reduce water supply risks in New Zealand?Questions from the floor
Emerging Themes from Stage Two of the Havelock
North Inquiry Jim Graham, Opus Consultants

Wrap up by Moderators

Conference Papers