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In this issue of Pipeline; read the latest issue of our Water Journal; the winner of our photo competition is announced; Taumata Arowai seeks information; find out more about the upcoming drinking-water online training webinar, as well as industry news, upcoming events and job vacancies. 

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Stormwater Conference

Tauranga, 26-28 August 

We’re excited that Covid-19 Level 1 will mean we can all get together in Tauranga. The Stormwater Conference will be a huge opportunity to catch up with the latest in stormwater management, innovation and technology. So get ready to come to Tauranga to hear the success stories, share ideas and meet new people in what’s looking to be a great post-lockdown get-together.

We’ll be bringing you more on this next week so look out for that. In the meantime, you can go to our website to check out the programme. 

Photo Competition Winner Announced 

And the winner of Water New Zealand's Photo Competition, receiving the most votes, goes to John McCann from Watercare, who captured the image (above) of Army Bay's Wastewater Outfall Pipe.

Since the winner receives a full registration to our Annual Conference & Expo, we look forward to seeing John in September.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in our photo competition. We had so many fantastic entries and we look forward to using the images as part of our Image suite.

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Our May/June issue of Water is out now

Our cover story discusses a bold Christchurch Green Infrastructure stormwater re-design project that reflects the urban environmental design challenges of the future.

You can read it online here


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New Zero Carbon SIG identifies a way forward

Water New Zealand’s newest special interest group, Zero Carbon, is well underway with the establishment of a 12-member steering group.

The group was launched at an event in Auckland back in February attended by more than 80 members. The key issues raised by the audience included; education by sharing knowledge; the need for more reliable benchmarks to enable the best focus; measuring performance based on local factors through consistent methods; and building on the increasing awareness of the value of water. 

If you are a Water New Zealand member and would like to join - please contact Katrina Guy 

Bright Future For Water Professionals 

Water New Zealand's Principal Data Scientist, Lesley Smith, says trends show the future looks positive for skilled water professionals. Water professionals are in hot demand. The years leading up to the pandemic have been characterised by steady increases in staffing levels and a persistently high vacancy rate. 

View article in our latest Water Journal Issue

New Opportunities to Upskill

Water New Zealand Training Development Manager, Mumtaz Parker, outlines the latest professional development and training opportunities for water sector workers.

View  article in our latest Water Journal Issue

Industry News

Sensible Plan For Freshwater Clean-Up

Water New Zealand says the Government’s Action for Healthy Waterways package provides a sensible and realistic way forward and will result in much-needed improvements in freshwater quality.

Acting CEO John Mackie says it’s vital that there is no further degradation of water quality and that there is a workable plan in place to ensure long term improvements in the state of our water.

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Queen's Birthday Honours

Dr Jan Gregor for services to water safety and public health

Water New Zealand Past President, Dr Jan Gregor, received an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit,  for her services to water safety and public health. Dr Gregor is a Senior Science Leader with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) Risk Assessments and Social Systems Group. She is the technical lead of ESR’s Healthy Pacific Environments Programme and an internationally recognised safe drinking water expert, particularly for small communities.

For the past 25 years she has been an advisor to the Ministry of Health in the development and implementation of its national drinking water quality management programme.

Over the past 15 years, she has been involved in numerous projects throughout the Pacific region, helping to improve access to safe drinking water for many isolated and underdeveloped communities. 

Queens Birthday Honours List 2020 

Taumata Arowai Seeks Information 

The Taumata Arowai Establishment Unit is looking for a range of consulting services to assist in the development of compliance and regulatory material for drinking water over the next 1-2 years. 

This will enable the Taumata Arowai Establishment Unit to establish a panel of approved suppliers that can be contacted and engaged quickly when it has specific pieces of work to be undertaken.

See Details Here 

Action for Healthy Waterways

The Government has announced new rules and regulations to clean up New Zealand’s waterways and protect them from future pollution. 

Read More 

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Upcoming Events

Drinking-Water Online Webinar 

17 June,  2-4 PM, via Zoom 

Drinking-Water Online is provided by the Ministry of Health to support water suppliers and drinking water assessors. Drinking-Water Online records supply structure details and can be used to record test results and details of compliance with the Health Act and Drinking Water Standards which informs the annual report on drinking water quality

Prior to the 2019-2020 annual compliance survey period, the Ministry of Health, Water New Zealand and Beca are offering an interactive training and Q&A session on the use of Drinking-Water Online. This training will focus on completing the Annual Survey and cover some of the newer features of Drinking-Water Online. 

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Annual Conference and Expo 

16-18 September 2020, Hamilton

The Water New Zealand Annual Conference and Expo is scheduled to take place 16 – 18 September 2020. Planning for the Conference has been underway for months and the programme is well developed. Water New Zealand is excited to host this conference and we will update you on any changes to the Conference delivery or schedule if necessary as New Zealand moves through the COVID-19 Alert System.

Head to our Website to find out more.


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Ozwater’20 Online Conference

The Australian Water Association has transformed their largest water industry conference, Ozwater, into an online offering which is now even more accessible to water professionals around the world. Ozwater started on Tuesday and there are eight sessions in total across the month of June. A full registration will give you access to all eight keynote presentations, 150+ presentations on several water industry topics, Q&A with the presenters, four virtual ‘Happy Hour’ events, 50+ exhibitors, and 72+ hours of content on-demand for four months after the conference is over.

Water New Zealand members can access the AWA member discount by clicking the ‘Member Registration’ button on the registration page.

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Visionweek NZ 2020

8 June -12 June 2020

An important conversation is about to unfold - and we are all invited to take part.

Visionweek will ask the question: "What's next for New Zealand?".

Some of our most innovative minds in areas such as transport, housing, infrastructure, health, science, business, technology, tourism and education will come together to discuss our future - and we want you to take part in the conversation.

This virtual week-long event is FREE and open to all.

Watch the daily online TV programme, submit your thoughts and take part in the national conversation.

Register Now 

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Job Vacancies

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 its Roading Team.

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