COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice.

The current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on business-as-usual activities around the world and in New Zealand. New Zealand entered Level 2 of the COVID-19 Alert System on 14 May.

The Water New Zealand Annual Conference and Expo is scheduled to take place 16 – 18 September 2020. Planning for the Conference has been underway for months and the programme is well developed. Water New Zealand is excited to host this conference and we will update you on any changes to the Conference delivery or schedule if necessary as New Zealand moves through the COVID-19 Alert System

The Conference & Expo is a hub of excitement for all water professionals’ whether you are a newcomer or an industry expert.

It is an opportunity to hear from a range of industry professionals and gain insight on the challenges the field faces plus see what innovations are changing the industry today.

It is the largest and broadest conference of its kind in New Zealand covering all aspects of water from technology to management. Attracting over 1000 water professionals from New Zealand and abroad each year, it is a great place to network and meet new people in the industry.

The conference programme is incredibly diverse and not only covers drinking water, wastewater but climate change, international experiences, resilience and more!

You do not want to miss the chance to be exposed to the largest water and wastewater trade expo in New Zealand so check out the key dates timeline below to find out when to register. 


Major Conference Features:

  • Two and a half days
  • Keynote and invited speakers
  • Five to seven stream technical Conference Programme
  • Trade Exhibition with over 188 exhibitor stands
  • Networking opportunities
  • Welcome Reception
  • Gala Dinner
  • Expo visitors’ morning



2020 Key Dates

February 7

Call for Abstracts and Posters Open

March 11

Exhibition on Sale (Multi Sites 3+)

March 12

Exhibition on Sale (Multi Sites 2+)

March 13

Exhibition on Sale (General)

March 18

Abstract Submissions Due

March 25

Abstracts Reviewed

June 5

Draft Programme Comfirmed

June 8

Authors Notified of Selection

June 10

Earlybird Registration Opens

July 13

Final Papers Due

July 17

Earlybird Registrations Close

August 14

Poster Summaries Close

August 28

Presentations Due

September 16

Conference Opens

September 18

Conference Closes