About Us

‘Ka ora te wai, ka ora te whenua, ka ora ngā tāngata’
‘If the water is healthy, the land is healthy, the people are healthy’

We are your water community.

We share knowledge and bring expertise together to uphold the mana of water for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Water New Zealand is the country’s largest water industry body and provides leadership in the water sector through collaboration, professional development and networking.

We represent water management professionals and organisations. As a not-for-profit organisation, we have around 3000 corporate and individual members drawn from all areas of the water management industry including regional councils and territorial authorities, Crown Research Institutes, consultants, suppliers, government agencies and scientists.

Water New Zealand promotes the sustainable management and development of the water environment. This includes the promotion and support of best practice and management of the Three Waters – drinking, waste and stormwater – and we advocate for the sustainability and health of our freshwater environment.

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Meet Our Board Members

The Water New Zealand Board meets six times a year. The board is made up of four elected members and four appointed members.

Elected members are selected through a ballot vote by the membership. The elected members then appoint up to four additional members from the current financial roll.

Elected and appointed members serve a three-year term, except the President-elect, whose term is automatically extended to include their term as President as well as the year immediately following.

Water New Zealand Board Members

The Water New Zealand Team

Governance Documents