Gillian Blythe

Welcome message from Water New Zealand

‘Ka ora te wai, ka ora te whenua, ka ora ngā tāngata’

‘If the water is healthy, the land is healthy, the people are healthy’

I’m looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Stormwater Conference & Expo 2022 at the new Te Pae Convention Centre in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Ensuring a liveable and healthy environment in the face of climate change and extreme weather events will be key to creating a resilient future in Aotearoa. We know we must seek new stormwater solutions to address these challenges.

At the same time, stormwater professionals will need to give effect to Te Mana o te Wai and uphold Te Oranga o te Taiao. This speaks to the connection between stormwater, the evolving environment and how we manage the health of Wai-o-nuku of Papatūānuku and Wainuku so that wai can be nurtured for generations to come.

Our conferences are a great opportunity to discuss leading issues (including sector reform), connect with industry leaders and stakeholders, and inspire positive change across all forms of stormwater management.

Ngā mihi nui

Gillian Blythe
Water New Zealand CEO

In 2022 the objective of the Stormwater Conference is to provide delegates with an opportunity to:
  • Cultivate technical knowledge
  • Hear new and cutting-edge stormwater information
  • Upskill in various areas of stormwater science and management
  • Keep up to date with the latest innovations
  • Create business opportunities
  • Build their corporate profile
  • Network with peers
With a projected attendance of more than 400+ attendees, the Stormwater Conference is targeted at the following audiences:
  • Regional Council and TLA staff
  • Professionals from related disciplines
  • Procurement Managers
  • Academia
  • Infrastructure providers