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.

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 and influence others (including other parallel / support industries) across New Zealand

Membership of the groups is open to all Water New Zealand members. Activities of the group are overseen by a committee of up to fifteen group members and administered by Water New Zealand.

Committee membership is open to all group members, and new members are confirmed annually at the group’s Annual General Meeting.

If you are a Water New Zealand member and wish to belong to one of the special interest groups, make sure you are logged in to the Water New Zealand website, then simply send an email via the contact form at the bottom of this page to join our group. This will register you for notification of committee openings, as well as up to date correspondence on events, news, and other group activities.

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.

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