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Annual Conference & Expo postponed until the 17-19 November 2020

In this issue of Pipeline: Stormwater 2020 award winners announced; download your poster to support Māori Language Week; new Freshwater Regulations; Climate Change research; as well as the latest association updates, industry news, events and job vacancies.

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Latest Updates

Annual Conference & Expo Postponed 

Water New Zealand has postponed this year’s Annual Conference and Expo following the announcement by the Prime Minister that COVID-19 alert levels will remain as they are until at least mid-September.

The new dates are 17-19 November, with the pre-conference workshop now to be held on Monday, 16 November. We look forward to seeing you then. 

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Important Notice: Annual General Meeting

As a result of the Water New Zealand Annual Conference & Expo 2020 being postponed, the Annual General Meeting of Water New Zealand, the trading name of the New Zealand Water and Wastes Association Incorporated, will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, 17 September at 12.30 pm.

Register your attendance here. Once you have registered you will be sent the link to join via Zoom.

Stormwater 2020 Award Winners 

Congratulations to our Stormwater2020 Award Winners! The Water New Zealand Stormwater awards recognise expertise and contribution to the stormwater sector.

  • Stormwater Professional of the Year - Clare Feeny of Environmental Communications Ltd
  • Young Stormwater Professional of the Year -  Matthew Lillis of Engineering Leadership Services
  • Stormwater Conference Paper of the Year - “Does your Retention meet your Intention”. It is written collaboratively by Mark Groves (WSP), Bodo Hellberg (Tauranga City Council), Brendon Schicker (WSP), Warren Bird (WSP)
  • Innovation Showcase - FenceTank from Stormwater Systems.

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) starts on Monday

Help celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - 14-20 Mahuru (September). Waiora Aotearoa (Water New Zealand) is proud to once again tautoko (support) Māori Language Week. We've prepared a poster for you that we hope will help in understanding the importance of water and the words we can use to describe water from a Māori perspective. The theme for this year’s poster is ‘Te Mana o te Wai’.

Click here to download the poster and please share it so we can all strengthen our understanding of wai in Aotearoa. 


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Industry News

New rules in place to restore healthy rivers

This includes the new National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management (NPS-FM), National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES-FW), stock exclusion regulations, and regulations in the measurement and reporting of water takes.

Find out more 


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Recently released: Two projects on water-related climate research

Help for coastal communities at risk of tsunami

Information released by MBIE’s Building System Performance team and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will help communities across New Zealand address a crucial issue – how do people living in low-lying, coastal areas evacuate in time from an impending tsunami?

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Waterwise Shower Playlist

Keeping your shower to 4 minutes is next-level water wisdom. To make it fun, time yourself with a song from the Waterwise shower playlist.

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CIWEM Aotearoa Environmental Photographer of the Year 2020

Anyone can enter (you don’t have to be a CIWEM member). Entry is free and open any time between 1 September and 18 October 2020. The competition will be judged by an independent panel and winners will be announced via a live webinar on 3 November 2020. The competition is for fun. This is a great way to share your different perspectives of Aotearoa, so please only include photos taken in New Zealand.

Find out how to enter here

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Upcoming Events

Stormwater 2020 On-Demand

This year’s Stormwater conference was brought to all our delegates and attendees in real-time online. Our keynote speakers beamed in from the all over the country and as far away as the US. Four conference streams ran in succession and COVID-19 lockdown meant that our 60-plus presenters were able to share their knowledge and expertise from the comfort of their own homes, not forgetting the showcasing of seven creative innovations.

If you've missed the conference, you can still watch the whole conference or even single sessions on-demand.

Find out more at Stormwaterconference.org.nz

IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards 2020 - Enter Now

3 December | Dunedin 

Celebrating the best in public work projects. Whether your team has had an amazing 12 months, you have brought innovative ideas to fruition or you want to celebrate the achievements on a challenging project, we strongly encourage you to enter these annual awards.

ENTRY: To download the award entry guidelines - click here.
ENTRIES DUE: Award entries are due by 5:00 pm, Friday, 2 October 2020

AWA Webinar - Potable reuse: just a matter of time? 

Tuesday, 22 September
8 – 9
.15 pm NZST

Potable reuse of wastewater is becoming increasingly popular as a response to the water security challenges posed by population growth and climate change. Reuse can be done through transferring treated water into the ground and then extracting it later, or transferring into surface dams.

Find out more 

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Job Vacancies

Christchurch City Council 

Engineering Officer - Field

Applications close Today.

Do you have experience in a water related discipline and are you looking for a new challenge? We are now looking for a self-motivated, customer focused individual to join the City Water and Waste unit as an Engineering Officer.

Apply Now

Matamata Piako District Council 

Operations Maintenance Support

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Water and Waste Water team. This team is responsible for providing Water and Waste Water services to our Community.

Find out more

Waitaki District Council

Solid Waste Manager

In this role, you'll ensure that Waitaki District Council is managing solid waste in a sustainable manner. The position will entail ensuring asset management, monitoring and inspections, projects and contracts are run in accordance with legislation, budget, performance, and quality standards. 

Find out more

Palmerston North City Council 

Water Operations Apprentice

Are you technically minded, and wanting to kick start your career? We’re looking for a Water Operations Apprentice to join our Water Operations team.

Find out more


Project Manager Assets

TRILITY, in partnership with Rotorua Lakes Council, is looking to fill the role of Project Manager Assets. This is a new role, within a brand-new team for a brand-new client, so you’ll have a real opportunity to make your mark and add value

Find out more

Wastewater Network Renewals & Planning Engineer

TRILITY, in partnership with Rotorua Lakes Council, is looking to fill the role of Wastewater Network Renewals and Planning Engineer.

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator

Our Water Northland team in Kaipara is in need of a Treatment Operator to join our capable team of operators working across Northland. You will be responsible for visiting sites and plants to complete monitoring, testing, reporting and all other associated tasks as per the client's requirements in conjunction with the Water Standards of New Zealand.

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Nelson City Council 

Utilities Engineering Officer 

We are seeking a motivated team player to join our Utilities Operations team, and help us maintain Nelson’s water services at an optimum level.

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Gisborne District Council

 Water Engineering Technician

We are currently seeking an experienced Water Engineering Technician to support the efficient management of the Council’s contracted maintenance services for drinking water systems, and for monitoring, inspectorial/auditing, asset management and public application processes for drinking water.

Find out more

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