Hi Amy

Working in the water sector, we are sure you know that the international community has agreed to work towards achieving the goal to ‘make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030’, under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) global initiative.

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to achieve this goal. Water New Zealand is pleased to team up with WaterAid and encourages members to participate in achieving the 2030 goal. See below for more information on how you can join in! 

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Latest Updates

WaterAid Corporate Engagement Package Overview

We are pleased to acknowledge that there have been some amazing developments in the last few years, with people getting access to clean water, thousands learning the importance of handwashing or towns/villages being declared open defecation free.

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Action for Healthy Waterways Draft Submission 

Water New Zealand, with input from the Stormwater Group, has prepared a draft submission to the Governments Action for Healthy Waterways proposal.

Please send any comments to Jim Graham by 5pm, Tuesday, 29 October. 

Broad Agreement on Freshwater Policies for Healthy Water - Forest & Bird Press Release

The joint statement from nine organisations shows unity across New Zealand on improving freshwater quality and broad agreement on how to achieve it.

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Industry News

National Code of Practice for Utility Operators Access to Transport Corridors Submissions 

The New Zealand Utilities Advisory Group (NZUAG) has written to council CEO’s requesting annual submissions of information required under the National Code of Practice for Utility Operators Access to Transport Corridors.

Data submissions are to be sent to info@nzuag.org.na by 31 October.

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Spotlight on Science - Value of Operator Competency 

Water Research Australia is pleased to announce the release of the final report and portable executive summary for Project 1111 Value of Operator Competency.

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New Zealand Marine Report Warns of Effect of Climate Change and Other Issues on Oceans and Coasts

Ministry for the Environment has released a report on the state of New Zealand’s marine environment warning of the serious effects of climate change and other issues on the unique life in our oceans and coasts.

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National Green Infrastructure Certification Program goes international

Since the program launched in 2016, more than 500 U.S. professionals have now received credentials as graduates of the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP). But chronic stormwater flooding is not a problem unique to the U.S. Demand for professionals with the knowhow to manage green infrastructure is on the rise worldwide. In response, NGICP has expanded internationally, complete with a new, more appropriate name: the International Green Infrastructure Certification Program (IGICP). 

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Upcoming Events

Water Sensitive Design Seminar 

29 October, Tauranga 

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

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Water New Zealand Tauranga Regional Meeting 

29 October, Tauranga 

Water New New Zealand invites members and non-members to attend a Tauranga Regional meeting.

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Water New Zealand and CIWEM Stormwater Regional Meeting 

6 November, Auckland 

Come along and learn about this significant consent and how Council intends to implement the process – bring any pointy questions you might have too!

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Modelling Group Auckland Regional Meeting

13 November, Auckland 

Save the date! Presentation details will be advised in the coming days. 

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Water New Zealand WSMG Meeting 

19 - 20 November, Auckland 

WSMG members are reminded to register for the upcoming WSMG meeting. 

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Modelling Group Wellington Regional Meeting 

20 November, Wellington 

The Modelling Group invites you to attend a Wellington Regional Meeting. 

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Water New Zealand Wellington Regional Meeting - Climate Change Presentation and Discussion  

21 November, Wellington 

The Road forward is clear. The Power to change is in our hands. A sustainable future is in reach.

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Stormwater Conference 2020

26 - 28 May 2020, Tauranga

Sign up to the mailing list to be informed of key dates and other important Stormwater Conference updates. 

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Job Vacancies

Freshwater Scientist 

Auckland Council

You will provide robust data analysis/interpretation to support quality advice that will inform planning, policy and operational management decisions across Auckland Council.

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3 Waters Operations - Supply Process Scientist

Dunedin City Council

Are you looking to work in a great wee city, helping to provide essential water services to the community?

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Environmental Analyst - Water Quality 

Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Environmental Water Quality Analyst to work in our Environmental Monitoring team.

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Operations Manager

Horizons Regional Council

As part of the River Management leadership team, this role has a particular focus on a number of key result areas, and looks for applicants who have contemporary and proven skills.

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International Environmental Engineer 

Fraser Thomas

This is an opportunity to work on both NZ and International water and wastewater projects based in our Auckland office located in the business district of Highbrook.

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Chief Executive  

To Tatou Vai Limited

An ‘Establishment CE’ will complete his term in March 2020 and by that time he will have built a solid platform for a new CE to take the company to its next stage.

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