Water New Zealand & CIWEM Regional Meeting Christchurch
Water Re-Use and Integrated Water Management Master Planning
Location: Opus House, 12 Moorhouse Ave Addington Christchurch
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 5:30 and talks start at 6pm.
Topic 1: Water Reuse: A U.S. Perspective of the Path Forward and Associated Challenges
James R. Mihelcic, PhD, BCEEM, Fellow WEF, Fellow AEESP
James Mihelcic is the Samuel L. and Julia M. Flom Endowed Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida (Tampa). He is currently residing in Christchurch as a visiting Erskine Fellow with the Department of Civil & Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury.
His perspectives on this important topic are formed by working in Florida (the state is one of the largest users of reclaimed water in the U.S.), recent policy by the State of the Florida to move towards direct potable research, managing a large nutrient management research center, and serving on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board for two terms.
Talk 2: Growing Pains – The Western Water Story – Planning a resilient water supply in an environment of unprecedented growth and Climate Change
Dan Stevens CEnv, CWEM, MICE, FCIWEM
Dan is Business Director Water with Beca based in Christchurch and a Fellow of CIWEM. Dan has over 35 years’ international experience in the water industry specialising in water distribution and three water master planning. Dan has been the project lead for a number of infrastructure master planning projects in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and will talk about his current work with Western Water in Victoria, which has a strong focus on Integrated Water Management, including treated wastewater re-use for agricultural irrigation and non-potable domestic use, and stormwater harvesting.