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A very big ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo. 

In this issue of Pipeline: That's a wrap for the 2020 Water New Zealand Conference & Expo; Water as a Taonga; Fatberg Spills 20,000 Litres of Sewage; as the latest Association updates, industry news, events and job vacancies.

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Water New Zealand Conference & Expo

A very big ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo.

To all our keynote speakers and guest presenters, thank you for sharing your valuable insights and making our industry stronger.

Thank you to all our exhibitors, sponsors and premier partners - Citycare Water, Fulton Hogan Water, Hynds, Ventia, Veolia and Watercare. The show would not have gone on without you.

Congratulations to all our award winners for making a splash in the industry.

And to the team behind the scenes – take a bow. Thank you for adapting to what has been a tidal wave of a year so far.

And to all of our delegates thanks for joining us!

That’s a wrap! We hope to see you all next year.

Industry News

Water as a Taonga

Water has been a contentious issue that has impacted some Māori communities over the past term. Council and businesses are wanting to work together collectively with iwi and mana whenua to improve the quality of water across Aotearoa.

However, the question that remains is - what will this government actively put in place for this to happen?

TVNZ's Te Karere went to day 1 of the Water New Zealand Conference and expo to find out more.

Watch now 

Fatberg spills 20,000 litres of sewage into Wellington harbour

Twenty thousand litres of sewage gushed into the Wellington harbour last Thursday morning amidst two consecutive pipe failures.

Source: stuff.co.nz

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Today is World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is a United Nations Observance that celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

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Upcoming Events

Carbon 101: An Introduction to Climate Change

Andrew Springer, Chair of Climate Change Communications sub group, will be hosting our second webinar on Carbon 101: An Introduction to Climate Change.

We have two great speakers for this webinar:

  • Dr Rowan Dixon - Sustainability and Resilience Specialist
  • Tom Burkitt - Climate Risk Adaptation and Resilience

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Call for Abstracts is now open - Modelling Symposium.

10 March - Christchurch.

Submit a 300-500 word abstract for review and then prepare a 30-minute presentation for the day, which will also includes question and answer time. No paper is required and anyone can submit an abstract.

To submit an abstract, presenters will need to register for the symposium. Just click on the registration button to the right.

Abstracts close Friday 11th December 2020 4pm and can be forward to Katrina Guy

YWP Brave Blue World Screening

25 November - Christchurch

You are invited to the Christchurch Young Water Professionals screening of Brave Blue World. This is a chance for you to network with other Young Water Professionals over a few drinks and nibbles and join in a round table discussion about the film.

This event is open to anyone.

Register now

Water Services Managers Group (WSMG) Meeting

3 December - Wellington

Water New Zealand Water Services Managers Group (WSMG) members are invited to register for the upcoming meeting.

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Job Vacancies

Water Design Engineer - three waters reform programme

Kaipara District Council

In this role you will scope, design, project manage and execute the 3 Waters Reform capital works programme for council.

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Chief Executive Officer


An opportunity for a dynamic CEO to champion the continuing growth and development of this forward-thinking organisation.

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Reticulation Team Leader

Matamata-Piako District Council

Kaimai Valley Services, the works division of Matamata-Piako District Council, is looking for someone to lead, coordinate and upskill our Reticulation team.

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