Water New Zealand has been asked by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) to chair the Sector Coordinating Entity (SCE) for the 3-Waters sector. The objectives of an SCE are:
The SCE proposal was put to the Water Services Managers Group Committee at the last meeting and it was decided that Noel Roberts from Water New Zealand would be the nominated contact, with support coming from the WSMG committee members.
In order for SCE to work a comprehensive register of emergency contacts is required. Water New Zealand's WSMG membership list is the closest fit we have for the likely participants in the case of emergency utilities. We ask that you supply contact details for your organisation in case of a civil defence emergency and if possible a standby contact (see table below).
Background to Sector Coordinating Entities
For the 3-Waters sector, the only way MCDEM currently has to be aware of escalating issues is via one of the 16 regional Lifeline groups. Water New Zealand is a member of the National Lifelines Committee. For some utilities, the chair of the SCEâs are obvious i.e. Chorus for communication; NZTA for transport; Transpower for the power industry, etc.
An SCE role does not replace the need for Lifelines. The need to coordinate the interaction between differing utilities at a local level will always be required. Where the SCE adds additional value is:
The activation of the SCE would be by requested from any of the following when an emergency has or will likely have a major effect on the public:
Emergency Contact Register
Please provide the following information to Water New Zealand:
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If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Noel Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org