Welcome to Industrial Waters 2019 - Dunedin Convention Centre


2018 turned out to be a very interesting year in terms of how the country is managing 3 waters. At the time of writing this “Welcome” for the 2019 New Zealand Trade and Industrial Waters Forum we are looking to hear back from the Ministry for the Environment on their direction for the industry.

The feeling in the water community is that there will be national regulation and further discussion on how best to manage this new regulation either via the existing setup or consolidation under a smaller number of infrastructure organisations.

Whatever direction the Ministry gives there is expected to be a period of time for consultation and it is very important that as a group of stakeholders in the water sector we have our say or at the very least we are aware of what is proposed.

"It is the delegates who will make this Conference a success, from the quality of your papers to your engagement with the speakers"

One of the themes for the 2019 conference is around the water reform and by the time the conference starts we will be in a better position to discuss what voice we want to put forward.  Along with the water reform we will be discussing the pitfalls of incorrect treatment processes and the impact of tourism on the wastewater industry.

With this conference, we look to bring together like-minded people, share in the experiences we have had, discuss the issues we have faced, grow new connections and relationships and hopefully solve or work through potential solutions to current issues.

I look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Hamish Jones

Industrial Waters 2019 comes to dunedin

Key Dates

  • First call for papers:

    October 2018

  • Abstract deadline:

    1 February 2019

  • Accepted Presenters notified:

    15 February 2019

  • Early bird registration:

    6 March 2019

  • Final papers due

    02 April 2019

  • TWO Training session & Pre-conference workshops

    Tuesday 9 April 2019

  • Conference begins:

    Wednesday 10 April 2019

We look forward to welcoming you to Dunedin from 10-12 April 2019 for the Industrial Waters Conference!