As we head into water reform, stormwater is again pushed to the back of the queue. Decision makers, the regulator and the public are all being told to focus on water and wastewater. Understanding and building the capability of these influential groups to understand the relevance of urban stormwater is not something we have done effectively as an industry.
Programmes such as Safeswim in Auckland demonstrate how the right messages delivered in the right way to the right audience, can create a step change in outcomes, and funding those outcomes.
The Challenge: Raising awareness of Stormwater with a wide, non-technical audience is key
Identify co-ordinated actions that can be taken at the national, regional, local or individual level to raise awareness of the role urban stormwater plays in Aotearoa New Zealand’s water future for an agreed target audience. Attendees should be able to leave the workshop with information they can take back to their region, such as:
We Need Your Ideas
Preparing for the Workshop
You will need to register to attend the conference and you can do this http://stormwaterconference.org.nz/ to attend the workshop.
Join Linda Norman as she facilitates the discussion with:
On how on Making Stormwater Greater during water reform