We are your water community - join us!

Being a Water New Zealand member gives you an opportunity to be part of and to help shape the future of water in Aotearoa New Zealand.

As a member, you have access to other water professionals and information through our webinars, membership directory, newsletters, publications and academic resources and receive discounted access to events along with many other learning and networking opportunities. You can ensure you're up to date with the latest happenings, developments, and innovations.

We have memberships to suit all - from corporate, to individual to student/recent graduate membership. So take a look to see what's best for you.

If you work in water or have an interest in water - join us and be part of the water community.

Membership Benefits

Electronic Newsletter

Our Pipeline e-newsletter which is emailed fortnightly to around 8000 subscribers also provides opportunities for advertising and the promotion of events and activities. It is particularly valuable for advertising job vacancies within the sector. Jobs advertised in Pipeline also appear on our website.


Water Journal

Our flagship publication Water, is published five times a year. It’s glossy printed edition is distributed to members and other key decision makers and industry leaders while the digital version is widely available through online outlets and our website. Water aims to keep members and key stakeholders up to date with the latest developments, innovation and trends.

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Industry Networking

Networking opportunities abound through our member groups, industry conferences, webinars, regional meetings and interaction with veteran practitioners.

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Event Discounts

Major discounts are offered to members on the largest water sector event held annually, The Water New Zealand Conference & Expo along with the Stormwater Conference, Backflow Conference, Modelling Symposium and access is also provided to a list of other events or webinars.

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Resource Hub

Browse and download from our database of water-related information, resources, guidelines, journals and conference papers.

View Resource Hub

Voting and Board Rights

As a Water New Zealand member you get the opportunity to nominate and vote for Board members, Our Board consists of four elected members and four appointed members.

Meet the Board

Additional Corporate Benefits

Members receive special advertising rates, access to trade expo stands at annual conferences and discounted membership rates for additional members.

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International Water Association

Members qualify for a 10% discount on IWA membership, which includes a range of entitlements such as The Source, IWA's bi-monthly magazine.

International Water Association

Water New Zealand Membership Types

Corporate Membership

A Corporate Member is any corporation, company or organisation trading, practicing or with an interest within Water New Zealand's scope, from local authorities to consultants to SOE's. Corporate Membership is required if you wish to exhibit at The Water New Zealand Conference & Expo. Each Corporate membership includes three complimentary Corporate Additional Memberships.

$1607 + GST per year. $1680 + GST from 1 Jul 24

Corporate Membership Application

Corporate Additional Member

A Corporate Member (the company) may purchase unlimited Corporate Additional Memberships at a discounted rate. Each Corporate Additional Member is entitled to the same rights as an Individual Member. You will need permission/approval from your company before we can add you as a member.

$175 + GST per year. $183 + GST from 1 Jul 24 - Contact Pip Donnelly for additional membership

Additional membership enquiry

Individual Member

For those individuals who have an involvement or interest in water, wastes and the environment. Individual Members get all the benefits as outlined above, from The Water Directory, Water and Pipeline publications, to Special Interest Groups and voting rights.

$185 + GST per year. $193.50 + GST from 1 Jul 24

Personal Membership Application

Student/Recent Graduate

Student/Recent Graduate Members are individual members engaged in fulltime study, or up to three years post-graduation, of a recognised course or tertiary qualification.

Student/Recent Graduate Members receive the same benefits as individual members except no voting rights or physical copies of (but do have online access to) Water or The Water Directory.


Student/Recent Graduate Membership Application

Individual (Retired) Member

For those individuals who have retired from the workforce and who have previously held full financial membership, and wish to remain in touch with the industry. Individual (Retired) Members get all the benefits as outlined above, from The Water Directory, Water and Pipeline publications, to voting rights.

$50.00 (inc GST) per year

Individual (Retired) Member

Membership Enquiries

Our membership subscription year runs from 1 July to 30 June. If you join during the year, subscriptions are charged on a pro rata basis up to the end of the following June.

Overseas members do not incur GST, however $85 per person per annum (pro rata) will be charged to cover postage costs of the 'Water' journal. Alternatively, this can be read online.

Membership Terms and Conditions