Welcome message from Gillian Blythe, Water New Zealand Chief Executive.

Water New Zealand Conference & Expo 18 – 20 October 

This year we’re looking forward to meeting everyone face to face at the new Te Pae Convention centre in Ōtautahi, Christchurch.

2022 will be another big year for us in water so there will be plenty to discuss – from new ideas and innovations to the latest developments on the water reforms, as well as our popular expo stands.

This is the first time in many years that we’ve been able to venture south for our Water New Zealand Conference and Expo. This will be a full face to face conference over three days as well as an opportunity to be in the beautiful Te Wai Pounamu.

Ngā mihi nui
Gillian Blythe
Chief executive


COVID-19 Protection 
Given the number of people attending the event, and the prevalence of new and more contagious variants of COVID-19, to ensure your safety and the safety of others we encourage that masks be worn inside the Te Pae Convention Centre – including in shared spaces and meeting rooms. Te Pae Convention Centre have advised there are CO2 monitors in all meeting rooms and exhibition halls. In addition, we would encourage you to undertake a RATs test prior to and regularly during conference. You are able to secure free RATs tests by clicking here.

A reminder: If you are: unwell, a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, waiting a COVID-19 test result or self-isolating, please do not attend.

Click here to check out the highlights from the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo 2021!