Welcome to Industrial Waters 2021
Welcome to the 2021 Industrial Waters Conference in Wellington. Covid-19 hashad a major impact on us all throughout 2020 and no doubt into 2021 and beyond as we learn to adapt to new ways of working and surviving during these trying times.
Alongside the current issues of Covid-19 we have entered a new era globally, where people are speaking up to enact change and expecting governments to do better, pollute less and provide leadership on issues such as climate change, sustainability and clean waterways. These are not just problems for the government to fix – we as individuals, and as a group, need to step up and provide support, and access to the technologies and the expertise to bring about meaningful change.
The announcement of the new regulatory authority (Taumata Arowai) to cover all of the three waters sector, post-Havelock North, and the 3 Waters Review is sure to see a degree of standardisation for an otherwise very fragmented sector. How this affects those of us at the coal face remains to be seen, but I for one welcome the change with enthusiasm.
There is increasing international pressure on our local industries to provide products that have been produced sustainably, which includes the appropriate treatment of wastes from these processes. These industries in turn are looking to us for guidance on where to find the technologies and expertise, to meet these tightening standards.
One of the main goals of this Forum has always been to get Regulators, Territorial Authorities, Service Providers and Industry around the same table to facilitate conversations that will balance industrial growth with Infrastructure requirements and environmental outcomes. This year we will take full advantage of the Wellington location to bring more of the regulators to the table.
As always we will have a great line up of guest speakers and presenters and continuing on from the successful launch at last year’s conference in Dunedin, we will be running training sessions on Day 1. Please do remember to take full advantage of the invaluable networking time between presentations and during breaks to get the most out of this conference. We are a forum and it is all about the sharing of information.
This year the Board had made the decision to include the option to renew your membership when registering for the conference. Now that the conference has been postponed we would still appreciate if you renew your membership and continue your support of the NZTIWF. We have been able to keep our membership rates the same as last year.
As a Board we value the support of our members. Without you we would not be able to provide the benefits of belonging to the forum and continue to actively develop our industry group. The NZTIWF is an incorporated society run by volunteers from a range of industrial waters’ professions and backgrounds. The society governance and day to day management is carried out by Jennifer Leadley, our recently appointed Executive Officer, and the Board in accordance with the society’s constitution.
We sincerely hope that you will join us for another year.
Please click here for more information on how to renew or to sign up as a new member.
Over the next few weeks we will be updating and refreshing our website. We plan to run webinars for members. Maybe we’ll even shoulder tap you to do a presentation of a current topic!
If you are not fully satisfied with your membership of NZTIWF, let us fix that for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can better meet your needs.
We will be ramping up our use of Linked-In and would like to invite all our members to share your stories on what has been happening in your areas and how you have been dealing with the complexities of completing your workloads during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Please also remember to use this forum to ask about issues you face or seek guidance from others in the group. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4484284/
Let us know if you have any suggestions. We’d love to hear your feedback!
Thanks all for your support and please look after yourself and your families.
NZTIWF Acting President
The New Zealand Trade & Industrial Waters Forum (NZTIWF) is an Industrial Waters Group comprised of members from all sectors of the industry including scientists, Regional and Territorial Authorities, engineers, suppliers and liquid waste operators.
The group is primarily focused on providing real-time solutions to issues facing the Industry, developing national standards and working together to develop sustainable processes that protect infrastructure and the environment.
- Information on upcoming events, publications, policy meetings, an annual conference with a Trade Waste Officers only session and a Liquid Waste Operators only sessions, and national water related initiatives.
- A strong focused group to lobby on your behalf working to develop common standards, procedures and mitigation strategies for water and waste issues.
- Access to a government lobby group that is working hard to create common trade waste standards, procedures and agreed mitigation strategies within regional organisations.
- To take part in the AGM of the NZTIWF and to have a voice in national policy, and influence decisions to issues important to you and your organisation.
- Discounts on conference fees. (For further information on the conference click here)
- Access to a library of publications and conference papers.
- The development of best practice guidelines, regulations, and accreditation systems
- Publicizing your organizations support for the NZTIWF and its innovations and activities.
- Network through the NZTIWF group discussion forum on LinkedIn – ask questions and receive feedback from over 300 industry professionals in five countries.
- Discounts on conference fees. (For further information on the conference click here).
Be a member of an organization that is at the forefront of water issues in New Zealand.