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Options for reform aired at Water Summit


Key issues of drinking water reform and freshwater management were discussed at a summit in Wellington last week run by LGNZ, Water New Zealand and IPWEA.

The two-day summit provided an opportunity for water sector leaders to discuss the implications of the government’s approach to water reform following the release earlier this month of the Government’s Review of three waters infrastructure: key findings and next steps paper to Cabinet earlier this month.

Two international experts on regulation and water sector reform spoke at the summit.

Marcus Rink, Chief Inspector for Water Suppliers in the UK outlined the current regulatory arrangements for ensuring safe drinking water in the UK and Europe.Go here to listen to the interview on with Marcus Rink and Water New Zealand CEO John Pfahlert on RNZ. 

The Chief Executive of TasWater, Mike Brewster, discussed the reform model that was adopted in Tasmania following the amalgamation of water authorities. Hear his interview on RNZ. See other summit media coverage on Newsroom and on Stuff

Go here to see more on the presentations and slides.