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The programme is correct as at 3 November, however subject to change. Any changes to the programme will be made on this website.

Wednesday 2 December 
0930 - 1230Optional Tours, included with registration fee. Click here
Tour 1: Harbourside shared path tour
Tour 2: Central City and Waterfront Development
Tour 3: Ross Creek Reservoir Refurbishment
1230Registration open
1300Welcome /Opening including Hon David Parker and Mayor Aaron Hawkins
1345 - 1445Keynote: NEXT: Thriving in the Decade of Disruption. Matt Church virtual
1445 - 1515Afternoon Tea
1515 - 1600AECOM / IMNZ Young Leaders Award
Young Leaders Report - 2019. Imraan Mohammed, Fulton Hogan

U 35 Presentations - Three mini presentations, followed by Q & A
A multi-generational work force – the future is bright. Jessie Winder, WSP
The bold story of a young engineer and the ailing Mangaweka bridge. Camiel van Schoonhoven, Stantec
The art of decision making. Emily Gualter, Rationale
1600 - 1715Hynds Pipe Systems Presentations Click here

* How to bring the word “resilience” into action: renewal planning Bruce Balaei, GHD
* Being bold - front-footing the NZ drinking water standard. Jayne Perrin, Beca
* Dynamic catchment risk assessment – innovative tools for water security decision-making. Chris Shanks, Tonkin + Taylor
1715 - 1815Hynds Pipe Systems Happy Hour
1930 - 2300Night Market with HEB
Thursday 3 December 
0730 - 0830Enjoy a light Breakfast in the Exhibition Hall
0830Hynds Pipe Systems Winner announced
0835 - 0925Keynote: Update on the Economy. Kevin Stirrat Proudly sponsored by
0925 - 1010Hot Topics
Procurement - Tara Macmillan Waka Kotahi, NZ Transport Agency
Eliminating COVID-19: The NZ experience and future implications Michael Baker, Public Health, University of Otago
1010 - 1030IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards finalists
1035 - 1105Morning Tea. Proudly sponsored by
1105 - 1305Concurrent Session One
 Asset ManagementInnovationTomorrows WorkforceRisk Management
1105101 The adaption of am maturity frameworks to provide a forward-looking gap assessment of the ability to meet country specific future objectives.
Ross Waugh & Theuns Henning, Waugh Infrastructure Management Limited & Auckland University
201 Waste stabilisation ponds – outdated technology or retro chic?
Kirsten Norquay, Stantec
301 Sticking it out: how do we get more women to stay in engineering
Nicky Smith, HEB Construction
401 Refurbishment of the Ross Creek reservoir
Ian Walsh & Natalie Veale, WSP & Dunedin City Council
1135102 RTD water services - what is stopping us?
Ian Ho, GHD
202 Creating for our customers
Kelly Churchill & Ross Balfour, Fulton Hogan & WSP
302 Who needs engineers anyway?
Anna Bridgman & Louisa Bloomer, Stantec
402 How many deaths does it take?
Graeme Wells, Beca
1205103 Asset management – the ultimate tool for climate change adaption.
Colin Gerrard, Veolia
203 Noplace to someplace.
Nick Aiken, WSP
303 Why the asset management competency framework will ensure the sector survives. Sandra King, REG Group403 Concrete stormwater pipelines - improving sustainability.
Americo dos Santos, Hynds
1235104A An aging bridge portfolio – rationalising, prioritising and delivering.
Roy Clearwater, Southland District Council

104B Land Transport Asset Management Data Standard – the key to unlocking value through digital engineering. Jane Strange, AMDS
204 The introduction of seismic resilient ductile iron pipe technology
Todd Randall, Hynds Pipe Systems

304 The journey of rebranding public infrastructure – the sequel
Deborah Lind & Myles Lind Aecom & IPWEA NZ
404 NZ’s first regional and local climate change risk assessments – findings and lessons learned
James Hughes, Tonkin + Taylor
1305 - 1405Lunch. Proudly sponsored by
1405 - 1500Concurrent Session Two
 Case StudiesProcurementWaterRisk Management
1405105 Improving the resilience of key pipelines – Auckland International Airport.
Leigh John, Aquatech Solutions
205 Making the bold move to a contract that meets the needs of all participants
Ewen Skinner & Jon Kingsford, Morrison Low & Napier City Council
305 Finding capacity in our own backyard – a total water management strategy
Britta Jensen & Mark Walmsley
Stormeng & Harrison Grierson
405 Risking failure as an essential ingredient of success. (with wisdom from Churchill, Kipling, religion and motorsport).
Roger Oakley, Stantec
1435106 Data and digital approaches will change the face of engineering - how do we embrace the change?
David Wyllie, Tonkin + Taylor
206 How Post-Covid tendering has changed for tenderers AND agencies. Caroline Boot, NZ Procurement & Probity and Stephen Mockett Plan A Tender Specialists306A Catchment planning in the Tasman district - a long story short
Wouter Woortman, Tasman District Council
306B What lies beneath the surface - the challenges, solutions and lessons learnt from servicing Wynyard quarter’s growth with civil infrastructure
Umer Malik, Beca
406 Applying the under ‘ten essentials of resilience’ to local level planning
Rebekah Robertson, Tonkin + Taylor

1500 - 1530Afternoon Tea. Proudly sponsored by
1530 - 1700Concurrent Session Three
 TransportWorking CollaborativelyWater
1530107 Facing our challenges together – realising enduring excellence
Andrew McKillop, REG Group

207 A journey to resilience: Tokelau wharves and reef passage rehabilitation.
Geoffrey Anderson, Calibre Consulting
307 Heavy ho – If’s off to lift a pump we go!
David Carshalton, Beca & Kylie Hills, Christchurch City Council
1600108 Road to zero: review and recommendations
Harish Shivaramu, Auxilium Ltd
208 The (w)hole problem with Taupo.
Ian Gray, WSP
308 Water supply levels of service; how often is it okay to run out of water?
Jonathan Reed, Beca & Charlotte Reed Tonkin + Taylor
1630109 Necessity is the mother of innovation – Downer high speed video fault collection innovation. Peter Mortimer, Downer
209 Damage in Dunedin: how to deliver $20 million of repair work following an extreme rainfall event
Hayley Annear, Beca
309 Our seventh principle “water safety culture must drive water safety plans”
Robert Blakemore, Wellington Water

1900 - 0000IPWEA NZ Conference Awards Dinner
After Dinner Speaker: Hayden Paddon
Friday 4 December 
0730 - 0830Enjoy a light breakfast in the Exhibition Hall
0830 - 0850Keynote: Update from the NZ Infrastructure Commission. Dr Alan Bollard
0850 - 1005Panel: Being Bold: our Future Workforce A mini presentation will then be followed by a Panel including Hon Pete Hodgson, Peter Silcock, Sanchia Jacobs and Dr Alan Bollard
1010 - 1030IPWEA NZ - Training takes a turn in the right direction. Steve Browning
1030 - 1100Morning Tea
1100 - 1230Concurrent Session Four - Four concurrent streams
 TransportInnovationWaterRisk Management
1100110 16 Years Old in New Zealand - Foamed Bitumen Stabilisation Has Matured Well – Lessons Learnt
Bryan Pidwerbesky, Fulton Hogan
210 But I know it is worth more than $1…
Charlotte Reed Tonkin + Taylor
310 The Avon River Precinct
Stephen Down, Jacobs New Zealand Ltd
410 Conditions clinic
Pip Walker, Anderson Lloyd
1130111 Streetscape design - a visionary approach
Sarah Dove & Natalie Rooseboom, Tauranga City Council

311 Managing stretched infrastructure
Reuben Bouman, Beca
411 Co-creating a vision and adaptive coastal plan for St Clair - St Kilda
Tom Burkitt & Tom Simons-Smith WSP & Dunedin City Council
1200112 The CIHT review into the funding and governance of local highway authority infrastructure in England.
Matthew Lugg. WSP UK
212 Rethinking water/wastewater maintenance from the bottom-up. James Thorne WSP312 Slips, floods and falls: Dunedin’s watercourse programme
Jonathan Krause, Stantec & Tom Dyer Dunedin City Council
412 Did we allow for thank? Managing risk in road maintenance. Jarrod Bates, Fulton Hogan

1230 - 1325Lunch
1325 - 1350IPWEA Australasia update. Rita Excell
IPWEA NZ President's update Myles Lind
1350 - 1435Keynote: Dr Caroline Orchiston
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