In this issue, check out our two most recent submissions - one on the Taumata Arowai - the Water Services Regulator Bill and one on the Urban Development Bill, as well as catch up on industry news, upcoming events and current job opportunities.
Welcome to the first Pipeline for 2020! We hope that you have enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to the year ahead.
In this issue, you can check out our two recent submissions - one on the Landfill Levy expansion and the other on the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulation 2017, as well as catch up on industry news, upcoming events and current job vacancies.
Congratulations to Deborah Paul from Canterbury University who won the Water New Zealand-sponsored People’s Choice award at the recent Waterways Postgraduate Student Conference 2019.
Do you have colleagues who have done outstanding work, or made an excellent contribution to the water sector?
View the 2018 Award recipients and read their citations.
Troy Brockbank receiving the Beca Young Water Professional of the Year Award
Plenty of activity at on the expo floor at the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2018
Local Government Minister opens Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2018
Water New Zealand is proud to tautoko (support) Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori language week) 10-16 Mahuru (September), 2018.
The Government is reviewing how to improve the management of drinking water, storm water and waste water (three waters) to better support New Zealand’s prosperity, health, safety and environment.
Stormwater Group Committee
Congratulations to James Reddish and Troy Brockbank, elected Chair and Deputy Chair respectively, at the recent Stormwater Group AGM; and welcome to new committee members.
Thanks to all outgoing committee members, in particular Mike Hannah and Dean Watts for their Chairmanship roles.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 awards:
- Professional of the Year , Bronwyn Rhynd, CKL
- Paper of the Year , CONTINUOUS SIMULATION MODELLING TO SUPPORT HEALTHY WATERWAYS; Jahangir Islam (AECOM), Josh Irvine (WSP Opus), Nick Brown and Nadia Nitsche (both Auckland Council)
- The inaugural Stormwater Innovation Award, Stormwater 360’s “LittaTrap™”.
The Government has released its Cabinet paper Review of three waters infrastructure: key findings and next steps.
John Pfahlert CEO of Water New Zealand discusses possible wide ranging reforms to our three water services.
So what's in the pipeline for reform? And who is going to pay to replace the ageing infrastructure? John Pfahlert is the Chief Executive of Water New Zealand and Marcus Rink is the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water at the UK's Dept of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Recently Water New Zealand presented 17 seminars involving over 800 people from Whangarei down to Invercargill on the Outcomes of the Havelock North Inquiry.
Noel Roberts, technical manager at Water New Zealand, a non-profit organisation focused on the water sector, has answers to the ins and outs of water chlorination.
Water New Zealand in the news: Technical Manager, Noel Roberts on the front page of The Dominion Post, commenting on water wastage. The article also featured data from our National Performance Review Survey
Water is one of New Zealand's most precious commodities, yet we're losing more than 101 billion litres of it every year through leaks and wastage.
Water New Zealand in the News: Councils grappling with need to upgrade storm water systems after sewage contamination fears at Kiwi beaches
Summer sun seekers have been heading back to beaches after this week's storm, but a handful of spots are too polluted to swim in.
Water New Zealand attended the annual partner workshop on the 5th December. A number of interesting projects have or are nearing completion that members may be interested in.
Water New Zealand will be kicking off a project in 2018 to develop a sector workforce capability strategy and we’d like your input.
MfE has established an urban good management practices working group to support implementation of the NPS-FM and potentially inform future policy direction.