Conference Update – Friday 14 August

With the Government announcement today that Auckland remains in Alert Level 3 and Level 2 will stay in place across the rest of the country for at least the next 12 days, we have had to make the decision to evolve Stormwater 2020 to a fully online Conference.

While it is disappointing that we cannot meet face to face this time, we have contingency plans already in place, and will be working hard to ensure that Stormwater 2020 Online will be a successful conference.

We will update you with further details regarding Stormwater 2020 Online early next week and we hope that you will come online with us for what will be a great experience.

Stay safe and we hope that we will be able to meet face to face at another time soon.

Welcome message from Water New Zealand Chief Executive Gillian Blythe

Welcome to the annual Stormwater Conference, this year being held online and on-demand.

There will be two full days of paper presentations covering four parallel sessions as well as a return of the innovation showcase where the latest in bright ideas are presented.

This year we’re fortunate to be able to welcome Local Government Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta as a keynote speaker. Given that we’re in the midst of the biggest water sector reforms in decades, this will be a presentation not to be missed.

Our international keynote speaker, Tom Schueler from the Chesapeake Stormwater Network will now be zoomed in from the US.

As part of our COVID-19 response, the offering of the conference being online and on-demand means that we can go beyond our borders to an international audience.

If you can’t make the conference in real-time, make sure you make the most of the on-demand opportunity.

I look forward to seeing you online.

Nga mihi nui, Gillian


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