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Climate Change Symposium - Dunedin

This is the Climate Change Group's first Symposium and they invite you to join speakers Adam Lovell, Danielle Francis and Sophie Handford and speakers from the special interest group. You can either attend face to face at various locations around New Zealand or online via zoom.


Adam Lovell is the Chief Executive of WSAA providing national leadership in the Australian urban water sector on issues including liveable cities and climate change.

Danielle Francis leads the Liveable Communities program at WSAA, focused on water's role in next generation cities, which includes leadership of climate change adaptation and mitigation, support for renewable energy and the emerging circular economy.

You can read more about WSAA's work on livability here

Sophie Handford is the national coordinator of the School Strikes 4 Climate, which has moblised more than 170,000 people to take action for climate change. She is also a councilor on the Kapiti Coast District Council, the youngest ever elected in New Zealand, has received 2019's Wellingtonian of the year awards, and the Festival of the Future Impact Award for Climate.

You can read more about Sohpie here https://www.inspiringstories.o...


If the water industry is to work collectively and play its part in mitigating catastrophic climate change, we need a shared vision, and framework for collaboration. To this end the Climate Change Group has been collaborating to produce Navigating to net zero; Aotearoa's Water Sector Low Carbon Journey document.

This document will make its first voyage into the public domain at this symposium. Join us for an interactive workshop, to help shape the vision and steps along our journey to mitigate capital and operational carbon emissions in the water sector. Collaboration will occur in regional pockets, and online, with an interactive sharing session across the regions.


  • Mott MacDonald, Wellington
  • WSP, Whangerai
  • WSP, Christchurch
  • WSP, Dunedin
  • Beca, Auckland
  • Beca, Hamilton
  • Beca, Queenstown
  • Online, Zoom

If you have any questions regarding registration please contact Katrina Guy