Water New Zealand’s 2018 Stormwater Conference

Wai Ora – Rising to the Challenge


I have the pleasure in welcoming you to the 2018 Stormwater Conference to be held in Queenstown, New Zealand, in May 2018.

The conference theme of Wai Ora – Rising to the Challenge provides the platform to introduce, explore, address and challenge the impacts of stormwater on the environment.

The conference will provide a forum to participate in the industry and share the knowledge, experience, emergent technology and research, which in turn will ensure that we as a collective rise to the challenge of providing the best environmental outcomes for our waterways.

Wai Ora is a uniqueness that New Zealand celebrates, however maintaining its mana and indeed quality is where the challenge lies.

This challenge can be supported by the participation from all areas of the industry spectrum to ensure that the knowledge is shared, explored and embraced. This together with engaging with collaborative partners will support the growth in the city centres, resilience in the rural sectors and maintain integrity in the established regions.

I invite and encourage you to submit an abstract and participate in this thought provoking conference which will celebrate the mana of Wai Ora, acknowledge and share many great examples undertaken in this industry whilst challenging today’s thinking and expand views on holistic stormwater management.

Bronwyn Rhynd
Chair, Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference Committee