Preconference Workshop

Monday 16 October 2023, Tākina Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington 

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Preconference Workshop Prices

Registration type  Excl GST NZD$ GST value Incl GST NZD$
Preconference Workshop Member Registration $224.52 $11.23 $235.75
Preconference Workshop Non-Member Registration $321.43 $16.07 $337.50


Timing Topic Presenter
8.30 – 8.45am Tea and coffee on arrival
8.45 – 9.00am Context: regulatory landscape Gillian Blythe, Chief Executive, Water New Zealand
Taumata Arowai workshop
9.00 – 10.30am Our regulatory approach and where we are heading

Te Mana o te Wai across our regulatory system

Insights from drinking water safety plan reviews

One year of living with the Drinking Water Quality Assurance Rules

Pātai / Questions

Allan Prangnell, CE

Maria Nepia, Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Te Tiriti

Steve Taylor, Head of Regulatory

Jim Graham, Principal Advisor, Drinking Water

Allan, Maria, Steve, Jim

10.30 – 11.00am Morning tea
Commerce Commission workshop
11.00 – 12.30pm What is economic regulation and what can it achieve?


Economic regulation in the water sector – how has it evolved in England and Wales?


Factors unique to the New Zealand water sector that might imply a different approach is needed

Andy Burgess,
General Manager, Infrastructure RegulationGeorgina Mills
Water Principal Advisor


Charlotte Reed
Water Director

12.30 – 1.00pm Lunch
Ministry for the Environment workshop
1.00 – 2.30pm National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management 2020 and Operationalising Te Mana o te Wai Iain Maxwell, acting Director Implementation – Policy Implementation and Delivery
Lorena Stephen, Director Investments – Policy Implementation and Delivery
2.30 – 2.45pm Wrap up, workshop concludes