Hi Amy

If you can be in Wellington next Wednesday (17 April) you have the opportunity to be part of a special Water New Zealand event. David Sedlak, who’s one of the world’s leading authorities on resilience and the future of water, is visiting from Berkeley University. It’s open to all and will certainly be an occasion you won’t want to miss out on. So make sure you  register now.

The Stormwater conference is coming up – there’ll be plenty of great papers and presentations and there's still time to register.

And it’s time to get snapping again. Our annual photo competition is underway and the winner gets free entry to our annual conference and dinner in Hamilton in September – so that makes it worth sending us your favourite water pics, doesn’t it?

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Latest Updates

Wellington Regional Meeting - David Sedlak author of Water 4.0

17 April, Wellington

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

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

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

5s Society Young Water Professionals Conference Attendance Prize

Opportunity for two young water professionals to attend the Water New Zealand Annual Conference and Expo - 18-20 September, Hamilton

This year we're providing an opportunity for two YWPs to come to the conference and become better informed, motivated and networked. Visit our website for more information and to see if you are eligible for one of these prizes.

Water New Zealand Photo Competition

Last year we had some fantastic entries submitted for our photo competition. A number of these have already been put to good use in our promotional material, in particular many were used throughout our benchmarking report, the National Performance Review. As a result of this success, we are opening up nominations for the 2019 Water New Zealand Photo Competition.

Find out more.

Industry News

Martinborough Water Contamination Report Issued

Water New Zealand says the report into Martinborough's water contamination event in January shows the need for better education and training in the water sector.

Click here to see the report.

Call for independent drinking water regulator

Water New Zealand has once again called on the government to urgently set up an independent regulator for the drinking water sector following the latest boil water notice in Martinborough. See this report on RNZ.

Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020 Call for Nominations 

The prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020 is now open for nominations.

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Women in Utilities - World Bank Survey on Gender in Water Utilities

WaterAid is co-convening a session at the Stockholm World Water Week on women in utilities with the World Bank, USAID and others.

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World Water Day - Walk for Water 

Water New Zealand proudly supported Walk for Water where more than 50 engineers and humanitarians took up the challenge last week of carrying 20L of water for 6 km around Auckland. According to the UN, walking 6 kms to fetch water is the average daily burden of many women and girls in low income countries. It’s time that could have been spent in education.

Engineers Without Borders have raised over $6000 which is an amazing effort and there are still have some last minute donations trickling in. 

Watercare's Climate Change Strategy

Watercare’s newly-released Climate Change Strategy addresses the effects of a changing climate and contributes towards its strategic priority to become fully sustainable. 

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Meet the delegations from Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia at Ozwater

Find details on the International delegations attending Ozwater and how to get involved with their program. 

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National Planning Standard 

The Minister for the Environment, David Parker, has released the first set of planning standards that come into force on 3 May 2019.  

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National Disaster Resilience Strategy Comes into Effect Today

The National Disaster Resilience Strategy is officially passed and came into effect on Wednesday, 10 April 2019. The Strategy, together with associated tools and resources, can be found here.

National Water Taste Test

The Water Industry Operations Group NZ (WIOG) are proud to invite your organisation to participate in the National Water Taste Test Competition.

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Upcoming Events

YWP Networking Event 

29 April, Auckland

Come and join the Auckland Young Water Professionals for a general meet and greet followed by an address from our Keynote Speaker on the subject of the proposed water reforms and opportunities in the water sector.

Please register, to assist with catering numbers. 

IPWEA Emotional Agility Training 

24 May, Wellington 
31 May, Christchurch 

Just like physical agility, emotional agility is important to overall health, well-being and successful relationships at work, and in life. 

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Backflow Conference 2019

8 - 9 August, Christchurch 

Save the date!

Water New Zealand Annual Conference & Expo 

18 - 20 September, Hamilton 

Exhibition and Sponsorship opportunities have sold out! Programme planning is underway with a draft programme being released in the coming months. 

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Job Vacancies

4 Waters Operations Manager 

Gisborne District Council

Providing leadership, management & support of Councils 4 waters operations teams.

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Senior Asset Engineer 3 Waters 

Clutha District Council

Work-life balance, career progression and job security - what more do you need? We have the resources, we have the potential - we just need you!

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Central Zone Manager 

Waikato Regional Council

We are currently recruiting for a Zone Manager for the Central Waikato catchment management area.

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Water and Sanitation (WASH) Engineer - Tonga

Volunteer Service Abroad 

Live and Learn Tonga is working with communities towards the recovery of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities following Cyclone Gita in early 2018

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Team Leader - Storm & Waste Water Reticulation

Gisborne District Council 

Success in this position will be measured by effective management and operation of the district’s storm and waste water networks.

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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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