Workshops

Tuesday 18 October 2:00pm – 3:30pm – WECAN Workshop

The Value of Water: A national conversation on how we can build water literacy and a water conservation ethic amongst Kiwis

Facilitators: Julian Fyfe and Priya Thurai

Aim
To build a community of practice around water conservation communications and engagement.

Objectives
• Share learnings
• Build knowledge
• Form connections between practitioners

If you are interested in attending this workshop please email Katrina Guy at Water New Zealand.

Wednesday 19 October 10:30am – 12:30pm – SWIG Workshop

The asset planning cycle. What might digital transformation look like?

Facilitators: Michael Howden and Rachael Casey

Aim

The design of new regulators and new water services entities provides an opportunity to leverage our data and digital technologies, to transform our asset planning cycle, make better investment decisions, and drive efficiencies throughout the supply chain.  Through digital transformation comes better outcomes for water, people, and our communities.

The Water NZ Smart Water Infrastructure Group is inviting conference attendees to co-design a picture of what the future of the asset planning cycle might look like…

Objectives
• Building out the water data framework
• Building out a community of practice in this area

If you are interested in attending this workshop please email Katrina Guy at Water New Zealand

Wednesday 19 October 1:30pm – 3:00pm – Climate Change Workshop

Adapting Water Infrastructure for Climate Change

Facilitators: Jon Reed and Chris Cameron

Aim
This workshop will draw together existing initiatives and knowledge on climate adaptation in the water sector, to identify needs and potential next steps on the water sectors adaptation journey.

Objectives
• Provide a high level stocktake of existing adaptation resources, drawing on international experience, mātauranga and other related knowledge disciplines
• Draw together participant knowledge on other resources and initiatives
• Workshop gaps in knowledge, potential next steps, and engagement pathways with mana whenua, communities, and other stakeholders

If you are interested in attending this workshop please email Katrina Guy at Water New Zealand

Wednesday 19 October 3:30pm – 5:00pm – WSMG Workshop

Stories from the Coal Face

Facilitators: Kalley Simpson, Murray England,  Mark Hall

This year the Water Services Managers Group have pulled together three great presentations:
Watermain Burst Analysis – Predictive tool for water renewal planning and budgeting being used by Waimakariri and Selwyn District Councils
Maori Engagement and our Wai – New Plymouth District Council’s Journey to genuine engagement with mana whenua
The Pathway of Small Supplies from Facilities Maintenance to Water Operations – Auckland City Council

If you are interested in attending this workshop please email Katrina Guy at Water New Zealand