Stormwater Conference & Expo 2024

Gillian Blythe

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 Stormwater 2024 – this time at the Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

This past year, we’ve been challenged by some of our biggest-ever climate-related events. And we need to be prepared for more extreme weather to come. How we manage stormwater will be front and centre of ensuring future-proof resilient communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

These challenges mean we need to embrace change – and that’s the theme of our 2024 conference. Nature-based solutions, enabling investment, Kaupapa Māori are just some of the key topics we’ll be focused on to be better prepared for a stormwater resilient future.

I hope you can join us and share ideas with stormwater professionals who are passionate about the positive benefits we can achieve together.

Ngā mihi nui

Gillian Blythe

Chief Executive

Water New Zealand

Zero Carbon Event with Ekos!

The 2023 Stormwater conference is proud to be a certified Zero Carbon Event with Ekos! The conference is all about creating sustainable outcomes. At the same time we acknowledge that such events have environmental impacts. Therefore we have taken a number of steps to improve the sustainability of our events. This year we will be measuring and offsetting the emissions from presenter and organizational travel, vehicle use, electricity and waste. The certified carbon credits we are purchasing to offset our emissions will be sourced from projects that grow and protect forests in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and help to deliver climate resilience, waterways protection, erosion control, biodiversity, conservation and community economic development. The carbon footprint excludes the travel of any participants, and we’d love those of you who will be joining us to consider what you could do to minimize or offset your impacts as well.

Check out the highlights from the Stormwater Conference & Expo 2023!