Engineering innovation for a more resilient world

4 March 2022

Water New Zealand says innovative engineering solutions will be key to ensuring long term sustainable management of our water environment.

Today (March 4) is World UNESCO World Engineering Day for sustainable development.

“I want to acknowledge the vital role that engineers play in ensuring healthy safe water in Aotearoa New Zealand and across the world, says Water New Zealand chief executive Gillian Blythe.

“Engineers often work at the cutting edge of development, and particularly in water, play a key role in the sustainable management of freshwater, as well as drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

“We know that we face enormous challenges including water scarcity, droughts, increased flooding and storms due to climate change, as well as pollution and degradation of water resources.

“We need to continue to find innovation solutions and engineers will play an increasingly vital role in helping to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

“Everyday I am inspired by the dedication and commitment of so many of our engineering members in helping to find solutions to ensure a sustainable future.

“Working in water is a great option for any engineer wanting to help make a big difference to the health and well-being of our environment and the people who live in it.”