The Future of Water in Wellington

Come along to Zealandia to celebrate World Water Day and join the conversation about the ways we can care for, preserve and protect our most precious resource: water.

As the Wellington region continues to grow our ageing infrastructure is put under increased pressure, and the impacts on fresh and coastal waters have been well documented. With growing awareness of these issues, it’s time to consider what the future of our water might look like.

This future need not follow the approaches of the past. Together we can seek opportunities for businesses and communities to reconnect with our precious water systems, and consider how we can all contribute to its mauri, its life-force, its wellbeing.

We need to take a values-based approach – connecting our values, what we think matters most, with water. Together we can ensure our decisions today, will improve the state of our water tomorrow. This opens an exciting space for discussion and collaboration on potential solutions.

What is the Future of Water in Wellington?
What are we doing already?
What can we collectively do better?
How can industry create influence and impact to drive change?


  • Hon. Eugenie Sage, Minister of Conservation
  • Paul Robinson- The Woolstore Management Ltd
    Paul is a commercial property developer who will share the ways he is-using best practice water management with properties to engage with tenants and Council.
  • Georgina Hart – Project Lead Million Metres streams – restoration programme
    Georgina will share stories from businesses that are finding new ways to work with and manage water responsibly, including updates on MMS projects, why it’s working and how businesses can get involved.
  • Kara Puketapu-Dentice
    Kara will discuss Maori values and their relationship with water in the Wellington region, as well as how these could support a paradigm shift towards co-existence between communities and the environment.
  • Stu Farrant- The Sustainability Society
    Stu will discuss the impacts of our urban fabric on the region’s waterways and how implementing a more water sensitive approach to development can deliver long term benefits to communities and the environment.

Event Type
Date and time
Tuesday 9 Apr 2019
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Venue and Location

53 Waiapu Road

Members: $20.00
Non Members: $45.00
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