Water Efficiency and Conservation Network Workshop

Water New Zealand Regional Meeting

Due to the popularity of this event the venue has reached maximum capacity, registrations that are submitted past Wednesday 23 March will be put on to a wait list.

We would like to invite you to the first workshop hosted by our network that is profiling some of the interesting and varied work done in the water efficiency and conservation field across New Zealand by We Can committee members. This will also be a great networking opportunity for practitioners and professionals involved in policy, delivery, communication, research and management of water efficiency and conservation programmes, with particular focus on community education and delivery.

The aim of the Water Efficiency and Conservation Network is to provide a forum for likeminded practitioners and professionals involved in water efficiency and conservation programmes. For more info on We Can please check out our Terms of Reference.

Workshop Agenda

Feet on the ground. First steps.

Water Efficiency & Conservation Network Workshop

9.30 – 10.00 Informal networking and caffeine

@ on site café, ground floor Watercare Building.

10.00-10.20 Welcome.

Introductions of We Can committee and attendees.

10.20 – 10.30 Icebreaker

Presentation 1.

How is water used?

Researcher Lee Bint of BRANZ will walk you through residential and commercial building water use, the biggest water problems and opportunities for alternative water sources in New Zealand.

11.00 – 11.15

Presentation 2.

Tapping into students’ creative genius to share Smart Water messages.

Sally Fraser the Smart Water co-ordinator for Hamilton City, Waikato and Waipa Districts will outline a simple and affordable schools project that has very good educational and community outcomes for limited time input.


Presentation 3.

Can rainwater tanks be considered a demand management tool for Auckland?

Roseline Klein, the Sustainability Manager for Watercare, will present findings of a recent modelling study looking into if water tanks contribute to deferring the need for a new water source.

11.45 -12.15

Presentation 4.

Technology to help councils, businesses and wider communities reduce their use.

Bruce Franks of Datacol will share an overview of how these different entities are using data collection technology to improve water use efficiency.

12.15 – 1.00


Please let us know any dietary requirement by Wednesday 6 th April.

1.00 - 1.30

Presentation 5.

Improving demand management programmes through end-use modelling.

Christine McCormack from MWH will outline an end-use approach for modelling water demands and forecasting the potential impact of water demand management initiatives.

1.30 – 2.00

Presentation 6.

It’s getting hot in here!

Demand management officer from Waipa District Council,Renee Coutts will share the quirky communication style Waipa takes to water demand management over summer.

2.00 – 2.30 Next steps, where to from here?

Bring your ideas, issues and interests and let’s lock in new presenters or facilitators for the next quarter’s workshop!

Travel safe.

Further information on the presentations can be found here.

We are very keen to get more people to join our newly formed network, so please come along, enjoy the presentations and become part of We Can.

To register you attendance please email Amy Aldrich by Friday 18th of March.

  • 11/04/2016
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  • 10:00 - 14:00
  • Watercare, 73 Remuera Road , Newmarket , Auckland, NZ

160309 Water Efficiency and Conservation Network Terms of Reference.pdf

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Further information on presentations.pdf

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09 Mar 2016