From 19-21 September, Water New Zealand will be hosting its 60th Conference & Expo in Hamilton, New Zealand. As part of this Conference and our new collaboration with Black & Veatch (B&V), Cindy Wallis-Lage, President, Global Water Business at B&V, will be in attendance as a keynote speaker.

Proudly owning a career spanning over three decades with B&V, Cindy will be sharing her thoughts on Prioritising Water to drive Sustainable, Resilient Communities at 9am on Thursday 20 September. In recognition of her impressive work history, Cindy was named among the Top 25 Global Water Leaders by Water & Wastewater International for 2017 and 2018.

We are excited to announce the following speakers and the topics they will be covering over the three days:

Caroline HopeExtending ASM1 to Model a Tubular Biofilm Reactor

Paul ReedFunding a Disaster

Pete Dawson – Lessons Learnt from Retrofitting Existing Wastewater Catchments with Vacuum Sewer Systems Post-Earthquake

Kathryn Jessamine Re-assessment of the Risks of Protozoa in New Zealand's Natural Waters

Melanie LiuResilience Assessment Guideline for Three Waters: A Technical Resilience Prospective

Mike ThorleyThe Future of Wellhead Protection

Peter O'ReganDraining the Asset Data Backlog through Automation

Ming HengTrade “Waste of Time”: Craft Brewery WWTP Simplification and Improvement

Lisa MaceFluoridation: The Gleaming White Tooth about Cost

John CrawfordProject Shotover: What did we learn? What did we achieve?

Nick Berry and Roddy CopelandConsenting of the North East SubRegional Wastewater Scheme

Garry MacdonaldEnvironmental Consents: How we might improve them in New Zealand

Becky MacdonaldEmerging Organic Contaminants: What are they and should we be concerned?

Chris Olivier – Waiāri Water Supply Scheme: Planning the Water Supply for a Growing City

Sandeep Sathyamoorthy (B&V) – A Pilot Scale Evaluation of Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor Technology for BNR Process Intensification; Pathways to Sustainability through Process Intensification and Implications for Plant Operations

The full programme, including time and location of presentations, can be found here.

In addition to the above speakers, Clive Rundle, General Manager – Water for Beca, has been invited as a guest speaker to address the Young Water Professionals Group.  He will share some reflections on building a career in the water industry and the key role our young people will take in building our future. He will also be a judge for ten bright Young Water Professionals who are giving a 2-minute presentations on an assigned ‘Hot Topic’.

The Conference is a highlight in the 3-waters events calendar – bringing together like-minded professionals to share experiences and knowledge, and build new relationships.

See also 2018