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We hope you’ve already marked your calendar and booked your tickets for our big September event – our Annual Conference and Expo in Hamilton in September. This year it could even be worthwhile coming a day earlier and taking part in our pre-conference full day workshop looking at the government’s water reforms. These reforms are going to have a big impact on the way we work so come along find out What You Need to Know.

By the way, there’s still time to register for the conference and you don’t need to come to the full conference to attend the workshop. See more details below.

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Latest Updates

Pre-conference Workshop Registrations are now open

These will be held on Tuesday, 17 September.

Click on the below links for more details:

Click on 'Pre Conference Registration' to register now. 

Beca Young Water Professional of the Year - nominations extended 

Nominations for the Beca Young Water Professional of the Year can still be submitted to Clive Rundle until Thursday, 22 August. 

See below Troy Brockbank's response to winning the 2018 Beca Young Water Professional of the Year award: 

"Being the successful recipient of the Beca Young Water Professional of the year award has been a massive personal and professional achievement for me. Over recent years I have worked hard to elevate the importance of integrating and naturalising Te Ao Māori (indigenous world view) in our water industry; so to have won this award on the foundation of this work really reinforced its importance. This work recognises that all of us who work in this industry, not just those of us of Māori lineage, have a responsibility to look after and protect our water and Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural environment so that it may be passed down to the future generations. Winning this award has had the unexpected effect of propelling my engineering career into this new and exciting area.

“Toitū̄ te whenua, whatungarongaro te tangata - Land is permanent, while people come and go”

The criteria and nomination can be found here. 

Denmark Best Chlorine-free Model

Water New Zealand’s Principal Adviser Water Quality, Jim Graham, recently presented a workshop at the Hastings District Council about how chlorine-free water supply in Hawke's Bay and nationwide can be achieved, using Denmark as an example. 

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Industry News

MBIE – Building Code Updates and Standards

MBIE have provided some useful links for building code updates and G12 water supply standards.

Building Code Updates

For information regardingupdates to building regulations and upcoming consultations for changes to the Building Code, subscribe to the Building Controls Update here.

Free Standards

Access recently sponsored NZ Standards that are free to download here.

(Click on G12 Water Supplies to display access to 18 sponsored standards cited within the G12 Acceptable Solutions)

G12 Water Supplies

Access the current version of the NZ Building Code clause G12 Water supplies Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods here.

(Refer to G12/AS1 Section 3 for the ‘deemed to comply’ solution for the protection of potable water and backflow prevention)

Annual report on drinking-water quality 2017-18 has been republished

Note: The previously published Appendix to the Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality 2017-2018 which showed a suppliers compliance with the Health Act 1956 and the Drinking-water Standards 2005 (Revised 2008) was found to contain errors. These errors have been corrected and the Appendix has been republished. 

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Global Water Annual Review

Mark Fletcher, ARUP Global Water Leader, is delighted to share this latest Global Water Annual Review – showcasing ARUP's key projects, initiatives and achievements from the past 12 months.

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Introduction to Asset Management (Digital Badge AM101)

Digital Badging is here! In just one week of registrations, IPWEA has almost 20 new Asset Managers signed up to complete this digital badge. Do you have staff new to Asset Management who need to learn the basics? See the Digital Badging newsletter below for more information.

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 Controversial Franz Josef Stopbank Builders Warned 'the Law is Law"

A controversial Franz Josef stopbank may be an "extraordinary piece of engineering", but the process used to construct it has been labelled "unacceptable".

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Upcoming Events

Christchurch Young Water Professionals Quiz night - Save the date! 

11 September, Christchurch

Water New Zealand Auckland Regional Meeting 

26 August, Auckland 

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Water New Zealand Christchurch Regional Meeting 

28 August, Christchurch 

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Our Water Landscape Event Series 

The Sustainability Society (TSS) are holding a series of events which explore Our Water Landscape.

Water is an integral part of our identity and ecosystem. We recognise the need to reconnect with our urban waterways, invest in our water quality and innovate to adapt to our climate future. We need an integrated approach to working with our water and TSS is supporting the conversations needed to identify what that could look like for New Zealand.

Our Water Landscape Series continues with webinars, workshops and waterway walks throughout the rest of 2019.

More info here.

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Job Vacancies

Senior Asset Management Consultant / Business Development / Equity Opportunity


ProjectMax is seeking a senior person to undertake asset management consultancy work and business development.

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Senior Technical Engineer - Land Drainage 

Christchurch City Council

With the rebuild of our city resulting in changes with how we manage our drainage network, we have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and experienced Senior Technical Engineer to join our Three Waters and Waste unit.

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Asset Engineer (Storm Water/Solid Waste) and (Water Supply/Waste Water) 

Opotiki District Council

In these roles you will have responsibility for database management, asset investigation and planning as well as field collection and data logging tasks.

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Water and Wastes Manager

Thames Coromandel District Council

If you are an excellent people leader, excel at empowering staff and contractors to be their best and also know a thing or two about water, then we want to hear from you.

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Water Services Operations Team Leader 

Thames Coromandel District Council

We are seeking applications for the role of Water Services Operations Team Leader to join our small team of experts.

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Wastewater Treatment Supervisor 

Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council is seeking an experienced individual to coordinate and supervise the team, ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated pumping facilities.

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