John-Pfahlert
John Pfahlert, Chief Executive, Water New Zealand

Welcome message from Water New Zealand’s chief executive

It is my pleasure to welcome you to register for the 59th  Water New Zealand Conference & Expo being held this year in Hamilton from 20-22 September. In 2016 we hosted nearly 1300 delegates and expo attendees, almost a record attendance – and I’m sure this year will be no different.

In addition to our normal annual conference and expo, there will be an opportunity to register for an additional one day pre-conference workshop on Tuesday 19 September, where we will be discussing the learnings from the Havelock North campylobacter outbreak. Five international speakers will be talking about the lessons learnt, similarities to events overseas, the history and current state of water safety plans, and water sanitation planning. We hope to confirm a panel member from the Government Inquiry to talk about the outcomes and the implications for water management in New Zealand.

Last year for the first time we introduced a very successful Thought Leadership stream at the conference. It will be run again this year and will complement more than 100 technical papers to be selected by our newly appointed Technical Committee.

Once again, this conference will bring together like-minded professionals to share experiences and knowledge and build new relationships.

I invite you participate as delegates and enjoy what Hamilton and its region has to offer. It is the highlight of the 3 Waters events calendar in this country and an occasion that is not to be missed.

John Pfahlert
Chief Executive, Water New Zealand

 

Conference & Expo 2017 key dates

Call for Abstracts open 20 February
Expo Sales open 15 March – Multi Sites 3+
16 March – 2 Sites
17 March –  General sales
Call for Abstracts closed 22 March
Registration open 14 June
Earlybird Registration closed 21 July
Drinking Water Workshop
The Way Forward After Havelock North; New ideas for ensuring safe drinking water.
19 September
The 2017 Water New Zealand Conference & Expo 20 – 22 September