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Welcome to the penultimate Pipeline for 2018. As we head into the festive season we wanted to advise the Water New Zealand office will be closed from Friday, 21 December 12pm, reopening on Monday, 7 January 2019 at 9am. 

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Latest Updates

Abstracts close Friday, 14 December

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Water New Zealand Submissions 

Draft Water New Zealand Submission on Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

Please find attached a draft submission from Water New Zealand on the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Bill. Please send any feedback to ceo@waternz.org.nz, by Wednesday, 18 December.

Local Government Funding And Financing

The Productivity Commission has issued an issues paper on Local Government Funding and Financing, seeking comment by 15 February. Water New Zealand is seeking contributions from members for a submission to be sent from the office in late January. Please contact ceo@waternz.org.nz if you would like to discuss the issue. 

We attach a link to the Issues paper

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Submission on National Disaster Resilience Strategy - Final

View the final Water New Zealand submission on the National Disaster Resilience Strategy here.

Diversity Agenda

Water New Zealand has this month joined the Diveristy Agenda. Launched as a partnership between Engineering New Zealand, the New Zealand Institute of Architects and ACENZ, the agenda now has nearly 50 organisations on board.

The diversity agenda is about driving change towards a better gender balance in architecture and engineering, which remains stubbornly male-dominated, especially at senior levels. The goal is to get 20 percent more women in engineering and architecture roles by 2021.

Water New Zealand's commitment to the agenda is in recognition of a similar gender balance that persists in the water sector, in both operational as well as engineering roles.

If this is of interest to your organisation visit diversityagenda.org to learn more about how you can get involved. You can also stay up to date with progress on Facebook and LinkedIn

Industry News

NZ Consumer Report: Bottled water vs Tap

Don’t be sweet-talked into thinking bottled water is any better for you than tap water. Water New Zealand’s Technical Manager Noel Roberts says drinking water suppliers regularly test for bacteria, protozoa and chemical contaminants. See the Consumer NZ report for more information. 

One Last Irrigation NZ Scholarship Available - Bucket Testing

This summer project will involve carrying out bucket testing on various irrigation systems types, and surveying farmers. Successful applicants will gain valuable job experience, networking opportunities, and add to their skillset and employment track-record

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PhD Scholarship - Freshwater Governance 

Waterways is pleased to announce a PhD Scholarship in Water Governance opportunity is available, with applications due 20 December 2018.

Full details available here.

Nanaia Mahuta: Overhauling water regulation 

Safe, clean water is a birthright of every New Zealander.

Wherever they live, Kiwi ratepayers and communities expect to be able to turn on the tap and drink the water without fear of getting sick.

View the full article here. 

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Upcoming Events

Stormwater Conference 2019 

1 - 3 May 2019, Auckland

Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities now available. With a projected attendance of more than 350 attendees, be in quick to avoid disappointment. 

Visit the conference website for more information. 

Managing Water Loss

26 - 27 February 2019, Auckland 

This event follows on from the Feb 2015 and Feb 2017 2 day water loss events, and is aimed at assisting water suppliers manage water losses from their water supply networks.

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Water New Zealand Backflow Group Conference 2019 

8 - 9 August 2019, Christchurch 

Save the date! More details to be advised in the New Year.

Water New Zealand Conference & Expo 2019 

17 - 20 September 2019, Hamilton 

Save the date! More details to be advised in the New Year.

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Job Vacancies

Seeking Job Opportunities - Connan Negus 

Connan is a qualified Senior Chemical Process Engineer and has 11 years’ experience within the water treatment industry. He also worked at the largest desalination plant in the world.


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