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Membership Benefits

Start engaging now with other members of the water industry. Keep up to date with the latest news, events and trends. Get access to event discounts, industry policies and information, and publications in our online bookstore.

Electronic Newsletter

Pipeline is our fortnightly newsletter covering water news, training, events and more delivered directly to your inbox.

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Glossy Publication

WATER is a glossy magazine, published five times per year. It covers all aspects of the water industry in New Zealand.

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Industry Networking

Networking opportunities through our member groups, industry conferences, regional meetings and interaction with veteran practitioners.

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Event Discounts

Major discounts on the largest water management event held annually, and access to a list of other events near you.

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Online Library

Browse and download from our database of water-related information, resources, journals and books.

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Voting and Board Rights

The Water New Zealand Board comprises six members elected by financial members of the Association. Elections are held annually and members are elected for three-year terms.

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Additional Corporate Benefits

Special advertising rates, trade expo discounts, heavily discounted membership for additional members.

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International Water Association

10% discount on IWA membership, which includes a range of entitlements such as Water21, IWA's bi-monthly magazine.

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2017 Membership Subscriptions Increase

The new strategy aims to bring the sector together to collaborate on consistent technical practice and to “speak with one voice” on the future of the water sector.

Water New Zealand members have voted at the 2016 AGM for an increase in membership subscription rates to support the development and implementation of our new 5-year goal of a ‘self-determining’ future for the industry.

In order to do this, members at the 2016 AGM accepted the board’s proposed fee increases.

This is a departure from the board policy of recommending increasing subscription rates each year broadly in line with the annual rate of inflation.

As a result, the corporate subscription will increase by $450 in the 2017/18 year, with a further increase of $350 in the 2018/19 year. The number of “free” corporate additional memberships included will increase from one to three under the new billing regime. The corporate additional subscription will increase by $25 in the 2017/18 year, with no additional increase in the 2018/19 year.

There will be no increase to the Individual membership subscription in either of the next two financial years, and thereafter CPI increases will resume.

Member Categories Current fee

(ex GST)

New fee 17/18

(ex GST)

New fee 18/19

(ex GST)

Corporate 690.00 1140.00 1490.00
Corporate Additional 135.00 160.00 160.00
Individual 170.00 170.00 170.00
Overseas Postage 60.00 60.00 60.00
Financial Students 90.00 90.00 90.00
Young Water Professional Students No Charge No Charge No Charge

Choose your membership

Corporate Member

A Corporate Member is any corporation, company or organisation trading, practising or with an interest in the field of Water New Zealand's objectives, from local authorities to consultants to SOE's. Each Corporate membership includes three complimentary Corporate Additional memberships.

$1140.00 + GST per year (from 1 July 2017)
$1490.00 + GST per year (from 1 July 2018)

Corporate Additional Member

A Corporate member (the company) may purchase unlimited Corporate Additional memberships at a discounted rate. Each Corporate Additional member is entitled to the same rights as an Individual member.

$160.00 + GST per year

Individual Member

For those individuals who have an involvement or interest in water, wastes and the environment. Individual members get all the benefits as outlined above, from the WATER and Pipeline publications, to voting rights.

$170.00 + GST per year

Young Water Professional

Water New Zealand offers complimentary membership for young water professionals and full-time tertiary students. These members will receive the fortnightly e-newsletter Pipeline, access to the publications database, access to Water, regular invitations to regional events and networking opportunities.


Individual (Retired) Member

For those individuals who have retired from the workforce and who have previously held full financial membership, and wish to remain in touch with the industry. Individual (Retired) members get all the benefits as outlined above, from the WATER and Pipeline publications, to voting rights.

$50.00 (inc GST) per year

Financial Students

For those individuals who currently hold a New Zealand Student Identification card. The card must be shown each year when the membership is renewed.  Student members get all the benefits as outlined above, from the WATER and Pipeline publications, to voting rights.

$90.00 + GST per year

* Please note overseas members do not incur GST, however $60 per annum will be charged to cover postage costs.

If you have any queries regarding membership, please contact Membership Enquiries.

Apply Online for Water New Zealand Membership

Download Water New Zealand PDF Application Form