Climate Change

Our water systems are at the forefront of climate change impacts. This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) mission is to provide leadership across the New Zealand water sector to enable it to act to limit the effects of climate change to a temperature change of 1.5 degrees Celsius. We actively work across all three waters to provide guidance to meet ‘zero carbon’ goals and adapt to the impacts and risks of a changing climate.

Membership consists of professionals working across the water infrastructure supply chain including network managers and operators, consultants, contractors and suppliers.

The Group's objectives are to:

  • Support all three waters of the New Zealand water sector to achieve climate goals
  • Work across both mitigation and adaptation
  • Work in a way that upholds our Treaty of Waitangi partnership responsibilities by engaging with and seeking to understand the perspectives of mana whenua and working to integrate knowledge systems and pathways from Te Ao Māori
  • Be the pre-eminent source of information (including benchmarking and knowledge sharing) to enable the New Zealand water sector to act to meet climate goals
  • To interact with others (including other parallel / support industries) across New Zealand

Membership of the groups is open to all Water New Zealand members. If you are a member and wish to belong to one of the special interest groups, make sure you are logged in, then simply send an email via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

If you are not a current member, visit our membership page for more information. Remember to tick the appropriate Special Interest Group box when completing the Membership Application form.

Climate Change Publications

Climate Change Events

17 Oct


Embodied Emissions in Water Infrastructure - Workshop

Water New Zealand's Climate Change Group is holding a workshop at the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo 2023 in Wellington.

Climate Change Webinars

Climate Change Group Committee