Welcome Message

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

2022 is going to be a big year for all of us working in the water sector. That’s why we’re determined to provide this important opportunity to collaborate and discuss key issues facing our sector.

So despite the latest Covid iteration, we have come up with what we think is the best solution to keep us safe but at the same time allow us to share knowledge and meet with colleagues.

Splitting our postponed 2021 conference into two parts – one online and one face to face – means that we will be able to bring you the outstanding programme that we had originally planned for Claudelands last September.

Particular thanks must go to our event organisers, Avenues, for once again coming up with a creative and workable response in extremely difficult circumstances – one that I’m confident will meet all our needs.  I would also like to thank our sponsors and partners for their continued support.

I sincerely hope that whether you’re a conference speaker, presenter, exhibitor or delegate, you will stay with us and help ensure a very successful two-part conference.

I look forward to meeting you, both online in February and March, and again in person in Hamilton in May.

Ngā Mihi Nui
Gillian Blythe
Water New Zealand CEO

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