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LGNZ symposium: Freshwater 2017

When

29 May 2017

Starting: Monday 29 May 2017 1:00pm

Finishing: Tuesday 30 May 2017 3:00pm

We are delighted to bring you this symposium on what is shaping up to be a very important issue for New Zealand, central and local government, our communities and a number of key stakeholders.

The symposium’s theme is: Freshwater -  focus on managing water quality, quantity and funding: how do we move to integrated policy that gets the right outcomes for communities.

The event is to be hosted in Wellington at MAC’s Conference Centre and will run from 1.00pm Monday 29 May to 3.00pm Tuesday 30 May 2017.  We anticipate strong attendance from central and local government, business and NGOs.

We are pleased to offer the first 100 registrations to LGNZ members at no cost, which we would encourage councils to take-up on the basis of up to two delegates per council.  Once these registrations are full we will offer additional places at a small cost to cover event costs.

 

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Keynote sessions include...

Presentations and panel speakers will include local government leaders, iwi, primary sector leaders, environmental NGOs and an international keynote speaker David Maidment.

  • What are the strategic issues around freshwater for New Zealand, local government and its communities
  • What do successful partnerships between iwi and local government look like?
  • How does New Zealand’s water resource stack up in a global context?
  • What do increased water standards mean for communities?
  • How local government is meeting the challenges around freshwater
  • How is the primary sector getting on the ground behaviour change
  • How can technology and data from different sectors provide between management of water
  • Freshwater management in election year – what is the freshwater story being communicated by the media?
  • What are the game changers to achieving better water management?

 

Programme

Day one - Monday 29 May 2017

Timing

Programme

12.30 

Refreshments on arrival

1.00 – 1.30

 

 

Welcome and opening comments – What are the strategic issues around fresh water for New Zealand, local government and its communities

Lawrence Yule, President, Local Government New Zealand  

Doug Leeder, Chair, Regional Sector, Local Government New Zealand   

1.30 – 2.00

Successful partnerships are needed to get good outcomes for iwi and for water

2.00 – 2.30

 

New Zealand’s water resource in a global context

Keynote speaker (Texas) – David Maidment

2.30 – 3.00

 

Meeting the challenge of improving water quality

Landcorp CEO, Steven Carden

3.00 – 3.30 

Break 

3.30  – 4.15

 

 

 

What do increased water standards mean for communities? 

How do we integrate the 3 Waters?  Is it affordable and who pays?  And what about climate change?

Panel: Lawrence Yule, John Pfahlert (CEO, Water NZ),  Andrew Chin, Auckland Council

Facilitator   Rachel Reese, Mayor Nelson CC 

4.15 – 5.00

 

 

How local government is meeting the challenges around fresh water

Panel David Bedford ECaN, Vaughan Payne, Waikato RC TBC, Cr Pauline Cotter, Christchurch CC

Facilitator Doug Leeder, Chair, Regional Sector    

 

Cash bar and canapes

 

Day two - Tuesday 30 May 2017

Timing

Programme

8.30 – 9.30

 

 

 

The primary sector – getting on the ground behaviour change

How is the primary sector getting on the ground behaviour change to meet the challenge of improving fresh water?

Panel:  Chris Keenan, HortNZ; Andrew Curtis, CEO Irrigation NZ; Adrian Brocksopp, Dairy NZ; Federated Farmers, Speaker TBC

Facilitator: Brian Hanna  

9.30 – 10.15

 

 

Quality data is fundamental to water management – connecting land with water

How technology and data from different sectors can provide better management of water – what we can learn from international experience

Keynote – David Maidment     

10.15 – 10.45 

Break

10.45 – 11.30

 

How do we tell the real fresh water story and get our communities focused on the change ahead?

Media commentators: Colin James and Mark Blackham  

11.30 – 12.00

 

Fresh water management – challenges for New Zealand, for local government and for the key sectors

Dr Grant Blackwell, Principal Science Advisor, Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment 

12.00 – 12.30

Lunch 

12.30  – 1.00

Government work programme for 2017 

1.00 – 1.45

 

What are the game changers to achieving better water management?

Panel Kevin Hackwell, Forest and Bird; Bruce Thorrold,  Dairy NZ; (other speakers TBC)

1.45 – 2.15

 

 

Science is key to improving our fresh water

Where should Science focus its effort to improve our fresh water?

Our Land and Water Challenge     Board member, Michael McCartney  

2.15 – 2.30 

Wrap  - closing comments  Doug Leeder and Brian Hanna 

 

 

Location

Mac's Function Centre, Taranaki St, Wellington

Contact

Clare Wooding, Principal Policy Advisor, LGNZ