Hi Amy

It’s likely the Government will get its proposed water reform legislation into the House this side of Christmas. If you want to catch up with where they’re at, take a look at our short video where we summarise the key changes proposed. There’s a link to it further down.

Planning is well underway for the Stormwater Conference and there’s only two weeks left to get your abstracts in, so don’t delay or you will miss out! We’ve also got details for the Young Water Professionals’ Conference in Brisbane – now that’s definitely worth a quick trip to Oz next March.

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Government's Water Reforms Update

Recently the Government unveiled its proposed reforms to the regulation of drinking water. Water New Zealand has been keeping a close watch on the developments and we’ve produced a short video detailing the proposed changes.

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Stormwater Conference 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Available

If your company is keen on developing or enhancing business relationships at the Stormwater Conference, this document may be of interest to you.

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Expo site bookings are now live! 

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Resource Management System: A comprehensive Review 

The Government is undertaking a comprehensive review of the resource management system with a focus on the RMA.

Water New Zealand will be preparing a submission, find out how you can include your feedback by clicking the link below. 

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National Climate Change Risk Assessment - Reference Group Appointment 

Our Technical Manager, Noel Roberts, has been appointed as the Water New Zealand representative for this reference group. 

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Water New Zealand Submission

Water New Zealand photo competition 2020 

Details for the 2020 Water New Zealand photo competition will be released shortly. This is a reminder to start snapping your water photos over your summer holidays!

Industry News

Productivity Commission - Draft Report 2 Released - Employment, Labour Markets And Income

Today the Commission released their second draft report for our Technological change and future of work inquiry looking at Employment, labour markets and income in New Zealand.

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Healthy Waters Team Wins Big at Landscape and Engineering Awards 

Auckland Council's Healthy Waters team, in partnership with Fulton Hogan, Boffa Miskell and AECOM, picked up four awards the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Awards and one at the Engineering New Zealand ENVI Awards last week for the Te Auaunga stream restoration project. 

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Dunedin Faces Summer without Largest Water Supply

Dunedin will not run out of water after a massive fire damaged the city's water supply, but it will come at a cost.

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Infrastructure New Zealand Media Release

NZ Association of Scientists Press Release 

Brave Blue World

Watch this trailer for a film made by the Brave Blue World Foundation. It will be launched in the USA on 16 December. It tells the story about pioneers and innovators who are addressing global water and sanitation challenges. We will distribute the full film when it comes to hand.

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Upcoming Events

National Green Infrastructure Certification Programme 

27 - 29 November, Auckland 

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) is the industry standard for national green infrastructure (GI) certification.

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IPWEA Joint Wellington/Taranaki and East Coast Branch Meeting 

29 November, Hastings

Join the IPWEA for their Wellington / Taranaki and East Coast joint Branch meeting.

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2020 AWA/IWA Australia-New Zealand YWP Conference 

12 - 13 March 2020, Brisbane

Programme Highlights:

  • Three streams running over the two days featuring 24 technical presentations and 12 inspiring water stories
  • Five interactive workshops to get you thinking and collaborating with other Young Water Professionals
  • Structured networking opportunities including the conference dinner, amazing race, site tours and more

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Job Vacancies

Training Co-ordinator

Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand’s increasing involvement in water industry education and training has necessitated the creation of a new position to support our training and education initiatives. If you are interested in joining our vibrant, outcome focused, go-ahead team, have a look at the job description.

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Water and Wastewater Operations Manager 

Matamata-Piako District Council

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Water and Wastewater Operations Manager based in our Te Aroha office.

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Water Quality/Ecology Science Officer 

Gisborne District Council

This role plays a key role within Council enabling the better management of our freshwater resources. We are seeking someone with two years or more experience in freshwater ecology.

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Water Technician

South Taranaki District Council

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

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