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Early Bird Registration for Stormwater 2020 closes 19 March! 

In this week's Pipeline: find out more about the WIPA continuing professional development programme; learn about the newly formed water group; stay up to date with the latest news on coronavirus as well as industry news, upcoming events and current job vacancies. 

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Water Industry Professionals Association (WIPA)

The Water Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) Continuing Professional Development and Registration programme was jointly established in 2019 by the Water Industry Operations Group and Water New Zealand to provide a system of recording the professional development of people working in the water and wastewater industry, to ensure that a high level of competency within the industry is maintained. The vision and mission of WIPA is to have a competent and capable water industry workforce, supported by a comprehensive continuing professional development and registration programme for water industry professionals who meet specified criteria, so they can demonstrate a high level of competence.

Further information can be found here.

Three Waters Service Delivery and Funding Arrangements

The latest release of Cabinet material about three waters service delivery and funding arrangements can be downloaded here.

New MOT Transport and Environmental Knowledge Hub – Water Group

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has recently formed a Water group - as part of the Transport and Environmental Knowledge Hub - to drive water-based research for the transport sector. The group will focus on water issues related to developing and managing transport infrastructure and addressing environmental, social and traditional cultural aspects of these.

The Water group is currently identifying the research gaps (current & future) and are to hold a workshop at the upcoming Stormwater2020 conference to discuss with the wider Stormwater industry.

Taumata Arowai Establishment Unit Website

In September 2019, Cabinet made decisions about the creation of a new Water Services Regulator to administer and enforce the new drinking water regulatory system, while contributing to improved environmental outcomes from wastewater and stormwater networks. You will find all key documents, timelines and milestones, cabinet papers and reports, minutes and FAQ regarding the New Water Services Regulator here

Industry News

Updates on Coronavirus for Water Professionals

WEF has published a webpage at www.wef.org/coronavirus that includes articles, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions, as well as key information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Coronavirus. 

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Don't Risk a Costly Pipes Blockage

Flushing anything other than toilet paper down your toilets is risking a costly and unpleasant pipes blockage. Water New Zealand Technical Manager Noel Roberts says it’s concerning that some people may consider flushing alternatives to toilet paper.

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Putting a Price on our Water - Do we Value it Enough?

Could you guess how much water you used yesterday? A hundred litres, maybe even 200? My guess is that you'd probably be way short of the mark. New Zealanders use a staggering amount of water. On average, each of us uses between 140 and 500 litres a day.

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Upcoming Events

2020 Stormwater Conference Earlybird Registrations close on Thursday, 19 March - Don't miss your chance to receive a special deal!

Stormwater 2020 Awards | Close 27 March

The Stormwater Group recognises expertise and contributions to the sector by presenting awards at the annual stormwater conference dinner. The 2020 awards will recognise a Stormwater Professional, a Young Stormwater Professional, the best Stormwater Conference Paper and an Innovation showcased throughout the conference. 

Why enter the Stormwater 2020 awards? Winning a Stormwater award ensures you:

  • stand out from the crowd as a sector leader,
  • demonstrate the incredible results you have achieved,
  • showcase your innovative process or idea to like minded stormwater professionals. 

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Young Water Professionals BYO

20 March |  Wellington 

It is that time of year again! Come along to the Wellington Young Water Professionals first event of the Year - their annual BYO. This is a great opportunity for you to network with your peers over some tasty food and drinks.

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Road Infrastructure Management Forum 

25 - 26 March | Napier 

Road Infrastructure Management (RIMS), Infrastructure Decision Support (IDS), New Zealand Utilities Advisor Group (NZUAG) and the Roading Efficiency Group (REG) are continuing with a two-day event, driven by the success of the previous forum. 

Register Online 

New Zealand Planning Institute Annual Conference

31 March – 3 April | Nelson 

NZPI invites planners and allied professionals to the 2020 NZPI conference in Nelson/Whakatū. The conference theme champions the planning profession to excel by considering the broader role of planning in today’s environment and explores ways to develop the profession as a thought leader guiding the strategic direction of New Zealand. 

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Grundfos Site Visit and Networking Drinks

25 March | Christchurch 

Water New Zealand Young Water Professionals (Canterbury) invite up to 20 members on a site visit to Grundfos pumps in Hornby. This will be followed by networking drinks which can be attended by all, even if you do not go on the site visit.

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Onsite Wastewater Management (OWMS) Workshop 

30 March | Palmerston North 

For all stakeholders to identify core OWMS issues in New Zealand (i.e what’s working and what isn’t).

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Water New Zealand Conference & Expo 2020 Stands Sales are Live!

16-18 Sep | Hamilton

If you’re planning to participate in this year’s popular expo, one of its kind in the water sector, click below for important booking information.

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Job Vacancies

Asset Manager 

Rotorua Based 

Would you like to work for a company that brings all this together in a successful asset management system and also offers work-life balance?

Apply Now 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician 

New Plymouth District Council 

We have a full-time, permanent technician vacancy at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Apply Now 

Senior Roading Engineer 

South Taranaki District Council 

The South Taranaki District Council is seeking a proactive and self-motivated Senior Roading Engineer with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our Roading Team.

Apply Now

Water Compliance Officer

Tasman District Council 

We are currently looking for a Water Compliance Officer to join the water/wastewater team - could this be you?

Apply Now

Treatment Technician

Hauraki District Council

Water is one of our most precious commodities and here at Hauraki District Council, we are looking for someone who can join our Treatment Team to help deliver great results for our communities.

Apply Now

Senior Advisor Reticulation and Maintenance

Christchurch City Council 

As Senior Advisor for reticulation and maintenance, you'll manage various long-term, large scale projects that will require strong communication skills as you'll be providing advice on complicated and technical matters.

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Contract Supervisor Reticulation and Maintenance 

Christchurch City Council 

An opportunity has arisen for a skilled and enthusiastic person to join a dynamic team responsible for the delivery of the maintenance contract for the city's wastewater network.

Apply Now 

Projects Engineer

Marlborough District Council 

Our Assets and Services Department is responsible for delivering the key services of roading, river control, drainage, water, sewerage, stormwater, waste management and emergency management.

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Technician GIS/AMIS

Marlborough District Council

If you have an interest in asset management in the areas of water, wastewater and stormwater and have some aptitude in GIS applications then this may be the role for you.

Apply Now 

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