The following programme, current as at 7 May and subject to change. The committee reserves the right to amend any component as required. All changes will be updated on the website.
Abstracts and Streams are now finalsised. Abstracts as at 7 May
New format for 2019:
We have listened to your feedback from previous conferences and are pleased to present a new format for 2019, including:
- Optional activities and workshops on Wednesday 26 June morning and will return to TSB Arena by 12.30pm. A boxed lunch will be provided.
- The conference will commence on Wednesday 26 June at 1.00pm and close on Friday 28 June at 3.00pm
- Our two evening functions will be held on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings
Optional tours. Included with the full registration fee. Click here for more info on the tours
Tour 1: 0830 – 1230 WSP Opus Research Centre and Hutt RiverLink – proudly sponsored by
Tour 2: 0845 – 1230 Transmission Gully – proudly sponsored by
Tour 3: 0900 – 1230 The above ground emergency water supply network
Tour 4: 0930 – 1230 Centreport
1200 Registration open
1245 Welcome to conference Welcome from Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Mayor Justin Lester
1345 Keynote: Finding a new level: The UK’s Utilities Journey. David Smith Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Stantec
– proudly sponsored by
1445 Afternoon tea
1515 Hynds Pipe Systems Finalists – proudly sponsored by
1520 The impacts of climate change on our stormwater and wastewater systems. James Hughes, Tonkin + Taylor
1550 Intuitive decision making for infrastructure strategists. James Thorne, WSP Opus
1610 Quality assurance in pavement construction – our legacy. William Gray, WSP Opus
1630 IPWEA NZ AGM
1715 Hynds Pipe Systems Happy Hour Proudly sponsored by
1900 60’s Night with HEB – Proudly sponsored by
Thursday 27 June
0745 Breakfast around the trades
0845 Slide show .. welcome
0850 Hynds Pipe Systems winner announced
0855 Keynote: Update from the Interim Climate Change Committee David Prentice
0925 IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards – Finalists slide show
0947 IPWEA Australasia update – Myles Lind and Ben Balov
0957 IPWEA Queensland – best paper presenter. The Road Asset Management Plan – Make it, test it and sell it. Mike Holeszko
1030 Morning tea Proudly sponsored by
1100 Concurrent Session One – 5 streams x 4 presentations
|Risk, Resilience & Recovery||Asset Management||Smarter Investment||Future Thinking||Planning for change|
|1105 - 1130||101 Delivering on reform: Future infrastructure perspectives enhancing community resilience by joined up thinking. |
|201 An evidence-based management system for unsealed roads.|
|301 Sustainable outcomes – bringing the concept to life|
|401 The journey of rebranding public infrastructure for the 21st century. |
Deborah & Myles Lind
|501 The challenge of creating three waters planning framework that can respond to change.
|1135 - 1200||102 Preparing for the unexpected: challenges in infrastructure investment planning and prioritization.|
|202 Northland got serious about data driven road maintenance management.|
|302 Who wants to be a billionaire? What would you do with $2b? |
|402 3r needed to take maas to masses. |
|502 What does global warming mean for my sewage works? Andrew Springer|
|1205 - 1230||103 Hiding in plain sight.|
|203 Powerplan!! The disruptive spreadsheet destroyer for you renewals planning requirements.|
Willem van Blerk & Kim Fraser
|303 Bold new approach to partnering for long term wastewater services provision. |
Ewen Skinner and Greg Manzano
|403 Urban intensification challenges.|
|503 Projecting growth for infrastructure planning.
|1235 - 1300||104 Improving the management of disaster waste in New Zealand.|
|204a Let’s aim higher better together. |
204b NZ Metadata standards update.
|304a What makes up a consultant’s fee? |
304b Smarter together - realising excellence across the transport sector
|404a Lifting the lid on underground assets. |
404b Smart infrastructure: an innovative approach for vacuum sewer monitoring.
Mo Chalabi & Michele McDonald
|504 2018 Global cities index: learnings and insights for New Zealand.
1255 Lunch Proudly sponsored by Illion
1355 Keynote: Young IPWEA / Presentations
|Flood risk asset management and asset performance in the Greater Wellington region||George Bowman, Greater Wellington Regional Council|
|Behaviour - a key challenge for our infrastructure||Hayley Tregoweth, WSP Opus|
|.Advances in concrete product technology||Mobeen Ali, Hynds Pipe Systems|
|How wastewater system resilience should look||Bruce Balaei, WSP Opus|
|Learning from our past to navigate our future||Pam Wilson, Calibre|
1445 Keynote: The criticality of people in the sustainability of infrastructure management service delivery in New Zealand Ross Waugh Waugh Infrastructure
1505 Afternoon tea Proudly sponsored by
1535 Concurrent Session Two – 4 streams x 3 presentations
|Risk, Resilience & Recovery||Public Health & Safety||Smarter Investment||Working Together|
|1540 - 1605||105 Insights into local government infrastructure insurance. |
Glen McIntosh & Ben Lynch
|605 Revisions to drinking-water standards for New Zealand. |
Sarah Burgess & Katherine Jessamine
Supply chain leadership as a strategic response to a workforce capability & capacity development.
|705 Rata – working together 5 years on.
Jarrod Bates & Dawn Inglis
|1610 - 1635||106 Assessing criticality and resilience of Auckland Transport network.|
|606 Public safety at catchpits – lessons from tragedy. |
|306 Public infrastructure and projects – the options and issues. |
Michael Garbett & Rachel Brooking
|706 Collaborative partnering – more than a mission statement.
Alice Grace & Helen Ramsey
|1640 - 1705||107a A resilient approach to coastal revetment protection measures adopted along State Highway 6, West Coast, NZ. |
107b Nature calls: it wants its resilience back
|607 Improving drinking- water quality with data. |
|307 So you’re short on cash?|
Warren Ladbrook & Ulrich Glasner
|707aThe Rewarewa Creek culvert story – delivering resilience through rapid response.
707b A planner, an engineer and a communications manager walk into a bar.
707c Injecting client focus into professional service bids - tips for engineers
1900 IPWEA NZ Conference Dinner & Excellence Awards Dinner
Friday 28 June
0730 Breakfast around the trades
0830 Open – slide show – highlights from yesterday
0835 Keynote: An update on the economy – Tony Alexander Proudly sponsored by
0938 Keynote: A presentation from Tim Grafton, Chief Executive, The Insurance Council – proudly sponsored by
1001 Aecom Awards
1006 Young Leaders Report, Jackie Colliar – proudly sponsored by and
1011 Aecom International Study Award report, Jaimie Cox
1030 Morning tea
1100 Concurrent Session Three – 5 streams x 3 presentations
|Risk, Resilience & Recovery||Public Health & Safety||Planning for change||Future Thinking||Working Together|
|1100 - 1125||108 Ensuring we remain open for business – understanding vulnerabilities and prioritizing investment. |
|608 Temuka Water event |
|508 The impact of sea level rise on local government owned infrastructure. |
James Hughes & Tom Simonson
|408 Drone technology – no more excuses to delay survey. |
|708 Collaboration – we don’t know what we don’t know.
|1130 - 1155||109 What does “level of service” mean for transport infrastructure over recovery from disasters?|
|609 Appropriately sized drinking water source protection zones are important to reduce the risk of supply contamination.|
|509 On the understanding of groundwater level fluctuations and its effect on infrastructure. |
|409 Smart sewer networks – lessons from overseas and their application to New Zealand.|
|709 The best street in New Zealand – conflict to commitment.
|1200 - 1225||110 Impacts and implications of the 15 November 2016 rainstorm for Wellington Highway Network.|
|610 Christchurch water supply improvement programme. |
Mike Thorley and Bridget O’Brien
|510 Impacts on climate change on groundwater and related infrastructure. |
|410a The minimalist concept for future urban transportation. |
Ronald Tay & Andrew Collings
410b Your internet of simple things
|710a Changing the way we engage to drive improvement in our community.
710b New glue for forming (and reforming) virtual teams.
1225 Lunch Proudly sponsored by
1325 IPWEA NZ 2020 Launch
1330 IPWEA NZ President’s Address
1340 IPWEA NZ Changes to Digital Training. Steve Browning
1350 Prize draw
1355 Keynote: Better never stops Dr Paul Wood