Water New Zealand Sites

International Water Association, New Zealand (IWA)

Affiliated Sites

American Water Works Association

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of drinking water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organisation of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the drinking water community. Water New Zealand holds a corporate membership.

Australian Water Association (AWA)

Water New Zealand has a close affiliation with the Australian Water Association, maintaining regular contact with activities of the AWA and with members regularly travelling to the Ozwater conference in Australia, with formal representation at each of the respective annual conferences. Water New Zealand members have access to the AWA Bookshop and can order publications direct from them or through the Water New Zealand Office.

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Mangement

Water New Zealand and CIWEM have a Memorandum of Understanding for the purposes of promoting co-operation between the two bodies in New Zealand.

CIWEM are the only Royal Chartered professional body dedicated to the water and environment sector. They represent and support a community of thousands of members globally, dedicated to improving water and environmental management and associated social and cultural issues.


Connexis is the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for New Zealand’s infrastructure industries, offering national qualifications, which include water treatment, wastewater treatment and water reticulation. Water New Zealand maintains an active dialogue with Connexis over the development of industry qualifications.

ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)

ESR is New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities.

It’s our science that helps safeguard people’s health, protect food-based economies, improve the safety of freshwater and groundwater resources, and contributes expert forensic science to justice systems.

Drinking water for New Zealand - An information source for the public, and those managing New Zealand drinking-water quality can be accessed here.

Pacific Water & Wastes Association(PWWA)

Water New Zealand and PWWA have a Memorandum of Understanding for the purposes of establishing a strong partnership between the two organisations.

PWWA is a regional association of organisations operating in the water and wastewater sectors whose mission is the delivery of quality water-related services that enhance the well-being of people throughout the region. The membership comprises Pacific Island water and wastewater utilities as well as international water authorities, private sector equipment and services supply companies, contractors and consultants.

Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Water New Zealand is the Member Association for WEF in New Zealand. The American-based WEF is a major water organisation with a prominent research arm. The New Zealand WEF Director is appointed by the Board of Water New Zealand, a position currently held by Garry Macdonald of Beca. Any member of Water New Zealand can apply to become a member of WEF. WEF has a dedicated Stormwater Institute, and as at January 2019 Auckland Council is piloting a stormwater related certification system on behalf of the Institute.

Water Industry Operations Group Inc

The Water Industry Operations Group of New Zealand to represent those individuals involved in water and wastewater operations. Their key focus is on establishing a continuing professional development and certification scheme on behalf of their members.

Water Services Association of Australia

Water New Zealand is an associate member of WSAA, the Australian organisation representing primarily urban water utilites across Australia (and North Shore City, Watercare Services and Metrowater in New Zealand).

Water New Zealand members have access to the WSAA Bookshop and can order publications through Water New Zealand.

Related Sites

IPENZ NAMS (National Asset Management Steering Group)
NZ Hydrological Society
NZ Land Treatment Collective
NZ Utilities Advisory Group
Royal Society of New Zealand
Australian Stormwater Industry Association
WasteMINZ Waste Tracking System
Department of Internal Affairs
ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)
Ministry of Science & Innovation
Local Government New Zealand
Ministry for the Environment
Ministry of Economic Development
Ministry of Health