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The staff and board of Water New Zealand express our deepest condolences to the people of Christchurch and especially those affected by the tragic events of March 15.

Assalamu alaikum – Peace be with you

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Latest Updates

Wastewater Renewals Framework - Gravity Pipelines

One key output from the Pipe Renewals programme is the Wastewater Renewals Framework – Gravity Pipelines guidance document. This has recently been published and is available from the Quake Centre’s resource portal or Water New Zealand. This guidance has been developed by Philip McFarlane from WSP-Opus with input from a wide range of industry players.

The Renewals Framework developed in this document provides a structured process that organisations can use to plan renewals. The Framework shows how organisations can use existing data in a meaningful way. Importantly, the Framework can be scaled and modified to suit the needs of an organisations.

The Renewals Framework draws on processes and information described in the International Infrastructure Management Manual, New Zealand Asset Metadata Standards (NZAMS) and the University of Canterbury Pipeline Renewal Programme. While this document is closely aligned to the NZAMS, the advice provided can be applied independent of the NZAMS.

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Industry News

World Water Day Walk for Water 

Postponed until 5 April 2019

The Walk for Water Challenge, sponsored by Water New Zealand, will now take place on Friday, 5 April. Organised by Engineers without Borders as part of International World Water Day, the event was postponed from 22 March due to it coinciding with the Auckland remembrance vigil for people affected by the tragic events in Christchurch.

The 60 participants will now face their challenge – carrying 20 litres of water for 6 km around the Auckland CBD - on 5 April. EWB Chief Executive Dane Hart says he hopes that this will help focus attention and raise awareness about the difficulties many people in the world, particularly women and girls, face each day in order to access drinking water.

Please go to the Engineers Without Borders website for more information.

Quake Centre Update

Evidence Based Investment Decision Making for 3 Waters networks (Pipe Renewals) - Developing the National Pipe Data Portal

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Upcoming Events

David Sedlak author of Water 4.0 - regional meetings

Water 4.0: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource

Many of us have read his books. His latest book helps us to make informed decisions about the future and what the catalysts have been for the previous three revolutions in urban water systems that have occurred over the past 2,500 years, and the technologies that will remake the system.

15 April, Auckland 

David and colleagues will be talking as part of the University of Auckland's Civil and Environmental Engineering Postgraduate Symposium on Monday, 15 April. Water New Zealand invites members to attend David's talk from 9.30am at City Campus of the University of Auckland, Fale Pasifika. Please contact Professor Sedlak’s host, Dr. Wei-Qin Zhuang in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland, for more details.

17 April, Wellington 

Water New Zealand invites members and non-members to join them in welcoming David and colleagues at a Wellington Regional Meeting.

When: Wednesday, 17 April, 3pm - 5.30pm
Where: Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington
Cost: Members $40 + GST, non-members $60 + GST.

Register online here or by contacting amy.samuelu@waternz.org.nz

Stormwater Conference 2019 

1 - 3 May, Auckland 

Pre-conference Workshops - Activating WSUD in New Zealand – sharing research learnings. Register for the workshops by clicking here.

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'Lessons Learnt from Large Flood Events in the Bay of Plenty Region' Workshop 

10 - 11 April, Whakatane

The River Manager’s forum is a group of river managers from all regional and unitary councils across New Zealand, who come together to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learnt in the management of New Zealand Rivers from a council perspective.


Ozwater 19

7 - 9 May , Melbourne

Evolving from the theme of 2018, Ozwater’19 will focus on Transforming our World.

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Water New Zealand Annual Conference & Expo 

18 - 20 September, Hamilton 

Thought Leadership submissions close April 24. Find out more here. 

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Job Vacancies

Project and Contract Engineers (Major Capital Works) 

Waipa District Council

As we start to review the work programmes that have resulted from the Long Term Plan, additional resource is required to help assist the Programme Manager for the Three Waters workstream.

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Operations Engineer (Reticulation) 3 Waters and Waste Team 

Waitaki District Council

We're looking for an Operations Engineer (Reticulation) to help us ensure Waitaki District Council's drinking water, stormwater and wastewater reticulation systems are safely, efficiently and effectively operated and maintained.

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 

Taupo District Council

Taupō District Council’s Wastewater Treatment Team need a suitably experienced hard worker with a can-do attitude to fill the position of wastewater treatment plant operator.

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