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Need for water sector reform reflected in proposals

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 2:30 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the Government’s “road-map” proposals for the future of drinking, waste and stormwater recognises the need for significant change in the way water services are regulated and delivered. More >>

Report signals major challenges for waste water improvement

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 12:02 pm | Water New Zealand

A new report has confirmed that many small communities will be faced with major financial challenges in order to meet new regulatory requirements to improve the quality of wastewater discharges. More >>

Water reform under spotlight at water conference

Monday, 17 September 2018, 11:36 am | Water New Zealand

Options around water sector reform will be one of the key discussions at Water New Zealand’s Annual Conference and Expo in Hamilton this week (19-21 September). More >>

Water NZ welcomes new moves towards safer drinking water

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:30 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the Government’s moves towards improving the safety of drinking water is a welcome step in the right direction. More >>

Support for Court Decision on Fluoride

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:14 pm | Water New Zealand

The decision by the Supreme Court to support the fluoridation of public water supplies is a victory for common sense and evidence based decision making. More >>

Final water forum report provides guidance

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 4:37 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the recommendations from the Land and Water Forum provide the government with a clear pathway towards tackling the decline in water quality. More >>

Summit aims to give sector overview of likely reforms

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 10:19 am | Water New Zealand

Much-needed reforms to improve drinking water safety and delivery will be a key focus of a two day water summit (30-31 May) in Wellington run by LGNZ , Water New Zealand and IPWEA. More >>

Big increase in sewage overflows likely to continue

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:44 am | Water New Zealand

Communities around the country will continue to face big increases in sewage overflows unless steps are taken to significantly upgrade storm and waste water infrastructure. More >>

Better design and innovation needed for water sustainability

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 8:38 am | Water New Zealand

New Zealand will need to become more innovative in the way we deliver and manage drinking water, waste water and stormwater in order to deal with the challenges we are facing. More >>

Water NZ welcomes Christchurch water chlorination decision

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 3:48 pm | Water New Zealand

Christchurch City Councillors have made the right decision today to chlorinate the city’s water supply. More >>

Christchurch water chlorination urgently needed

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 3:13 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand strongly supports the call for Christchurch's water to be chlorinated. More >>

Major reform urgently needed in drinking water supply

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 2:07 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is urging the Government to implement the recommendations of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry without delay. More >>

Report shows urgent need for climate change preparation

Friday, 27 October 2017, 11:42 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says a new report has highlighted the serious risk our infrastructure is facing because of climate change. More >>

Fair water policy needed in wake of water tax dumping

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 5:24 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand Chief Executive John Pfahlert says he’s not surprised that the government has dropped its controversial water tax on irrigators but has left a royalty on water bottlers. More >>

Survey Reveals Major Concerns About Water Quality

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 10:16 am | Water New Zealand

20 September 2017 - A nationwide survey has revealed that the majority of New Zealanders are concerned about pollution and the impacts of climate change and intensive agriculture on water quality. More >>

Untreated drinking water poses huge health risk

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 3:48 pm | Water New Zealand

19 September 2017 - Drinking water suppliers have been told they are taking a big risk with the health of their communities if they do not treat drinking water for possible contamination. More >>

Earlier ban on microbeads welcomed

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:24 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand welcomes the earlier than expected ban on the manufacture and sale of wash-off products containing microbeads. More >>

Survey reveals overwhelming support for water charging

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 8:25 am | Water New Zealand

Nine out of ten New Zealanders believe that there should be a charge for extracting water from the environment for bottled water and similar industries, according to a recent survey by Water New Zealand. More >>

Labour’s water policy raises many questions

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 11:55 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says the Labour Party’s proposal to fund regional councils to improve water quality through a royalty on commercial users could help provide local communities with better resources needed to restore waterways. More >>

Gap in drinking water safety

Monday, 7 August 2017, 10:42 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is recommending to the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry that the Government establishes a mandatory system of qualifications, competency assessment and continuing professional development for operators, supervisors and managers who ... More >>

 

 

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