Innovation Forum

Water New Zealand is gearing up for the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2024 at Claudelands Events Centre in Kirikiriroa Hamilton, 25 – 27 September.

Following its success in 2022, we are bringing back the Innovation Forum. This will be held during the lunch break on Wednesday, 25 September.

We are inviting you to share your innovative and future-focused product or idea with water professionals at the conference. The product or idea should relate to water, including but not limited to the following:
• Drinking water
• Wastewater
• Procurement & asset management
• Policy changes/framework
• Science & Digital
• Climate change, sustainability & customers
• Te Ao Māori
• Workforce

Everyone is invited! If you have a groundbreaking idea, product or tool that can contribute to improving Aotearoa New Zealand’s water industry you should submit it!

Successful applicants will get a maximum of five minutes to pitch their innovation. You are welcome to submit a video (max.3 minutes) in addition to completing the application form, just add a link to the video on the form.

Key Dates:
Call for Ideas Open: Tuesday, 2 July
Call for Ideas Close: Friday, 26 July
Successful Ideas notified: Friday, 9 August

Click here to download your nomination form. Once completed email the form to

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