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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 >>

Formal collaboration needed to help ensure safe water

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:53 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for formal collaboration in the drinking water sector to help avoid another contamination crisis. More >>

Time for national conversation about water pricing

Friday, 16 June 2017, 1:08 pm | Water New Zealand

The overwhelming public support for royalty charges to companies bottling and selling water offshore is a signal that a national conversation over water pricing is long overdue. More >>

Don't treat your toilet as a rubbish bin - new video

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:32 pm | Water New Zealand

There is a big problem lurking in sewers - one that’s becoming an expensive burden on householders, ratepayers and damaging our environment. More >>

Water sector needs to embrace learnings from Havelock North

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:52 pm | Water New Zealand

The Havelock North Water Inquiry’s report into last August’s water contamination highlights a number of failures by all parties charged with the delivery of safe drinking water. More >>

New stormwater solutions needed

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 3:39 pm | Water New Zealand

Many communities in New Zealand need to start planning for the effects of more flash floods and seawater inundation as a result of climate change. More >>

Conference tackles big challenges

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 10:51 am | Water New Zealand

The growing challenges of managing urban stormwater will be a key focus at a major conference in Auckland this week. More >>

 

 

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