Water Efficiency Conservation Network (We Can)


WATER EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION NETWORK (We Can) SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

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Water is life. In Māori culture, many tribes directly or indirectly consider water as the source or foundation of all life. The public are becoming more aware of the value of water with mainstream media highlighting water supply and demand issues around the country on at least a weekly basis.

Our groups mission is to enable collaboration and knowledge sharing across the New Zealand water industry and develop tools and practices for improving water use and efficiency. We do this in a variety of ways:


OBJECTIVES

The Water New Zealand We Can Special Interest Group aims to:

  • To build a community of water industry professionals working in water efficiency and conservation nationwide
  • To encourage industry collaboration and knowledge sharing on water efficiency and conservation technologies and initiatives through webinars and workshops, for example share case studies on leak detection technologies, both successes and failures.
  • To improve the benchmarking of water efficiency in New Zealand.
  • To consider the Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) and advocate for its inclusion in water use and conservation planning.
  • To advocate the water efficiency to be effectively embedded in urban water policy, planning, land use planning, building and development requirements.
  • To foster initiatives that grow an appreciation of the value of water.


TERMS OF REFERENCE

The Water Conservation & Efficiency Network Special Interest Group’s full Terms of Reference are here.


GET INVOLVED

To keep abreast of the group’s activities: follow these instructions to sign up for group updates on your Water New Zealand dashboard. If you are not a Water New Zealand member, you can still follow us on our LinkedIn page , sign up for association updates through our fortnightly  e-newsletter Pipeline or apply for membership.


To register your interest in joining the committee: Contact our Group’s co-ordinator Katrina Guy.

Chair: Christine McCormack