Water Utilities Association (WUA)


The Water Utilities Association of New Zealand (WUA) is an unincorporated body which operates as a subgroup of Water New Zealand.

Its principal function is to discuss major policy issues that affect the sector and to provide advice to the Board of Water New Zealand.

Membership is drawn from the senior management of territorial local authorities and larger corporate members (consultants, contractors and suppliers). Each council and a larger corporate member in New Zealand are invited to send one representative to regular meetings of the Association.

2022 Events

2022 will see three one hour webinars and three face to face meetings.  The dates below will be confirmed along with speakers as soon as possible.

Webinars

  • 29 March 10am to 11am
  • 23 June 10am to 11am
  • 30 September 10am to 11am

Face to Face Meetings

  • 29 April 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • 25 August 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • 6 December 9.30am to 12.30pm

2021 Events

25 February 2021: Joint webinar with WSMG: Water New Zealand’s submission on Water Services Bill

28 April 2021: Three Waters Reform Meeting

  • Richard Ward and Scott Priestley, Department of Internal Affairs on transition
  • Water New Zealand Update

24 May 2021: DIA Workshop on three waters - transition and implementation

19 July 2021: Three Water reform update

25 August 2021: ½ day in-person meeting in Wellington: Speakers to be confirmed. Topics will include an update on three water services delivery reform and Taumata Arowai.

27 October 2021: Michael Petherick, from DIA. Michael will cover the changes to the Water Services Act that have occurred and the requirements of water suppliers and Taumata Arowai

1 December 2021: ½ day in-person meeting in Wellington. Speakers to be confirmed. Topics will include an update on three water services delivery reform and Taumata Arowai.

Water New Zealand provides administrative support to the WUA. Please contact Water New Zealand for more information.