Hi Amy

The Water New Zealand Conference & Expo held last week in Hamilton was well attended with outstanding delegate numbers and a sold out expo. See below for some of the highlights. Keep an eye out for the conference papers and announcement of award winners.

We hope you can join us for the 2020 Conference to be held at the same time next year!

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Water New Zealand Conference & Expo 

The Water New Zealand Conference & Expo held in Hamilton last week was another roaring success. We would like thank everybody for coming and making it another successful conference. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Take a look at some of the highlights – you may even spot yourself!

If you attended the conference, the conference papers and presentations are on their way to your inbox, along with the conference survey. If you have not received these, please let us know. For those who were unable to attend, we are in the process of uploading the conference papers to our website and will notify you when these are available. 

A special thanks to all our conference and awards sponsors. 

New Zealand Gravity Pipe Inspection Manual 4th Edition 

The 4th edition of the New Zealand Gravity Pipe Inspection Manual incorporates the evolution of pipeline inspection and the changing requirements of the water industry since the publication of the 3rd Edition in 2006. The scope of the revision was identified in the report prepared for the ‘Evidence Based Investment Decision Making for 3 Waters Pipe Network Programme’, a joint initiative between Water New Zealand, IPWEA, and the University of Canterbury Quake Centre titled “Recommendations for the Revision of the New Zealand Pipe Inspection Manual, December 2016” by ProjectMax. 

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September/October Water Journal available online now

Christchurch Young Water Professionals Quiz Night

This month the Christchurch Young Water Professionals Committee hosted a Quiz Night.

Congratulations to the “No Google Here” team for taking out the WIN! 

A big thanks to Stephen Down for taking on the task of quiz master and to Jacobs for providing the venue, food and drinks.

The CYWP look forward to seeing you all again at our next event (more information to come soon, watch this space).

Three Waters Regulatory Reforms Roadshow 

Water New Zealand plans to hold a series of workshops around the country early 2020, rather than November as had initially been intended. We will continue to keep members informed as we receive information regarding the three waters reform. 

Industry News

Draft Report Released - New Zealand, Technology And Productivity

Water New Zealand recently made a submission to the New Zealand Productivity Commission's issues paper Technological change and future work.

A draft report has since been released - New Zealand, Technology and Productivity.

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Māori Anxious about the Future of Water

Reforms on how drinking water will be regulated is at the forefront of the annual Water New Zealand Conference & Expo in Hamilton. 

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Hon David Parker at the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo

Environment Minister, Hon David Parker opened the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo in Hamilton last week. The Minister expressed confidence that NZ will meet the challenges of improving its waterways.

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And he dampened down some of the criticism levelled at the Government since the document was released a week earlier, stressing its details are open to consultation.

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Tony Wong: Water Sensitive Cities

Australian urban water management visionary and Water New Zealand Conference & Expo keynote speaker, Professor Tony Wong, talks to Kathryn Ryan on Radio NZ about his pioneering and award-winning ideas on evolving water sensitive cities.

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Upcoming Events

Stormwater Conference 2020

25 - 28 May 2020, Tauranga 

Save the date - more details to come! 

Water Sensitive Design Seminar

29 October, Tauranga

Save the date for this free seminar to learn about the benefits of water sensitive design and find out what we’re already doing at national, regional and local levels to green our cities while supporting their growth.

Registrations opening soon.

Kindly sponsored by Water New Zealand. Proudly organised by Tauranga City Council

Resilient Dams & Levees for Resilient Communities 

9 October, Auckland 

This year’s NZSOLD and ANCOLD combined conference focuses on Resilient Dams & Levees for Resilient Communities. 

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IWA Aspire 2019 Conference 

31 October - 2 November, Hong Kong 

The IWA-ASPIRE 2019 will be held on 31 October to 2 November 2019 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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ENVI Awards - Dress like you mean it

7 November, Auckland 

The ENVIs celebrate engineering vision, recognising the most outstanding engineering feats and engineers in New Zealand. 

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2020 AWA/IWA Australia- New Zealand YWP Conference 

12 - 13 March 2020 

The Australian Water Association and International Water Association Young Water Professionals Conference will bring together future leaders of industry, research and government around a central theme - “What's your water story?”.

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To succeed in this role you will hold a tertiary qualification in engineering (BEng) or equivalent in discipline, will be computer literate.

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Stormwater / Wastewater Graduate Engineer 

Gisborne District Council

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to assist in the efficient management of the Council’s monitoring, inspection and operation of stormwater and wastewater services.

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Gisborne District Council

We are seeking an experienced land drainage, rivers and coastal engineer to lead, motivate and work alongside our LRC engineers in sunny Gisborne.

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Water Services Manager 

Waipa District Council

This role is responsible for the leadership of our district's entire Three Waters activity, with the exception of managing the delivery of major capital works.

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Wastewater Technician 

South Waikato District Council

We are currently seeking a Wastewater Technician to fill a full time and permanent vacancy.

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General Manager Taupo Airport 

Taupo District Council

This is exciting times for Taupo Airport. We are experiencing significant growth and now we need someone to take the reins to create the best little airport in New Zealand.

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