Troy will kōrero on his career to date, and his passion for infusing Te Ao Māori into Aotearoa NZ water industry. This will be followed by an open Q&A and a short interactive session to inspire discussion around the future directions of the water industry.
Food and drinks will be sponsored by PDP.
Troy Brockbank (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) is a water practitioner, civil engineer, Māori Advisory lead with PDP, Board member of Water NZ and Taumata Arowai, 2018's New Zealand Young Water Professional of the year, and 2020's Engineering NZ President's Fulton-Down Silver medal winner. He has over 10 years professional experience in the water industry across engineering consultancies, civil contractors & suppliers. He has developed specialist skills in investigation, design, manufacture, construction, and project management of water management solutions for public and private developments. He has developed a real passion and ability for water sensitive design, in particular solutions to protect and restore the quality of waterways and the environment.
He considers himself an intermediary, having the advantage of seeing aspects from both an engineering and a Te Ao Māori world view. He is passionate about the widespread adoption of a holistic culturally enhanced water sensitive design approach and will continue working towards raising awareness as a leader in this field both nationally and internationally.
"Ko au te wai, Ko te wai ko au – I am the water, the water is me”.
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