Programme

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

Wednesday 26

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 KeynoteUpdate from the Interim Climate Change Committee  David Prentice
0925 IPWEA NZ Excellence Awards teaser
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 & RecoveryAsset ManagementSmarter InvestmentFuture ThinkingPlanning for change
Sponsored by
1105 - 1130101 Delivering on reform: Future infrastructure perspectives enhancing community resilience by joined up thinking.
Sam Ketley
201 An evidence-based management system for unsealed roads.
Theuns Henning
301 Sustainable outcomes – bringing the concept to life
Tom Mansell
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.
Daniel Johnson
1135 - 1200102 Preparing for the unexpected: challenges in infrastructure investment planning and prioritization.
SR Uma
202 Northland got serious about data driven road maintenance management.
Simon Gough

302 Who wants to be a billionaire? What would you do with $2b?
Ash Deshpande
402 3r needed to take maas to masses.
Rekha Kharbanda
502 What does global warming mean for my sewage works? Andrew Springer
1205 - 1230103 Hiding in plain sight.
Casey Giberson
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.
Nigel Tse
503 Projecting growth for infrastructure planning.
Mark Baker
1235 - 1300104 Improving the management of disaster waste in New Zealand.
Chris Purchas
204a Let’s aim higher better together.
Ian Ho

204b NZ Metadata standards update.
Philip McFarlane




304a What makes up a consultant’s fee?
Ralph Fouche

304b Smarter together - realising excellence across the transport sector
Andrew McKillop




404a Lifting the lid on underground assets.
Simon Bottomley

404b Smart infrastructure: an innovative approach for vacuum sewer monitoring.
Utsuk Shah & Michele McDonald



504 2018 Global cities index: learnings and insights for New Zealand.
David Kidd

1255 Lunch Proudly sponsored by Illion
1355 Keynote: Young IPWEA / Presentations

Flood risk asset management and asset performance in the Greater Wellington regionGeorge Bowman, Greater Wellington Regional Council
Behaviour - a key challenge for our infrastructureHayley Tregoweth, WSP Opus
.Advances in concrete product technologyAli Mobeen, Hynds Pipe Systems
How wastewater system resilience should lookBruce Balaei, WSP Opus
Learning from our past to navigate our futurePam 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 & RecoveryPublic Health & SafetySmarter InvestmentWorking Together
Sponsored by
1540 - 1605105 Insights into local government infrastructure insurance.
Glen McIntosh & Ben Lynch
605 Revisions to drinking-water standards for New Zealand.
Sarah Burgess & Katherine Jessamine
305 SPOTLIGHT
Supply chain leadership as a strategic response to a workforce capability & capacity development.
David Langford
705 Rata – working together 5 years on.
Jarrod Bates & Dawn Inglis
1610 - 1635106 Assessing criticality and resilience of Auckland Transport network.
May Oo
606 Public safety at catchpits – lessons from tragedy.
James Reddish
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 - 1705107a A resilient approach to coastal revetment protection measures adopted along State Highway 6, West Coast, NZ.
Greg Cook

107b Nature calls: it wants its resilience back
Melaina Voss

607 Improving drinking- water quality with data.
Michael Howden
307 So you’re short on cash?
Warren Ladbrook & Ulrich Glasner
707aThe Rewarewa Creek culvert story – delivering resilience through rapid response.
Craig Mountjoy

707b A planner, an engineer and a communications manager walk into a bar.
Gez Johns

707c Injecting client focus into professional service bids - tips for engineers
Donna Smithies


1705 Close

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 economyTony 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 & RecoveryPublic Health & SafetyPlanning for changeFuture ThinkingWorking Together
Sponsored by
1100 - 1125 108 Ensuring we remain open for business – understanding vulnerabilities and prioritizing investment.
Liam Foster
608 Temuka Water event
(asbestos).
Ashley Harper
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.
Lee Paterson
708 Collaboration – we don’t know what we don’t know.
Chris Olsen
1130 - 1155109 What does “level of service” mean for transport infrastructure over recovery from disasters?
Vivienne Ivory
609 Appropriately sized drinking water source protection zones are important to reduce the risk of supply contamination.
Katy Grant
509 On the understanding of groundwater level fluctuations and its effect on infrastructure.
Mark Pennington
409 Smart sewer networks – lessons from overseas and their application to New Zealand.
Philip McFarlane
709 The best street in New Zealand – conflict to commitment.
Jeff Robinson
1200 - 1225110 Impacts and implications of the 15 November 2016 rainstorm for Wellington Highway Network.
David Stewart
610 Christchurch water supply improvement programme.
Mike Thorley and Bridget O’Brien
510 Impacts on climate change on groundwater and related infrastructure.
Neil Thomas
410a The minimalist concept for future urban transportation.
Ronald Tay & Andrew Collings

410b Your internet of simple things
Hugh Blake-Manson


710a Changing the way we engage to drive improvement in our community.
Mike Jeffery

710b New glue for forming (and reforming) virtual teams.
Caroline Boot


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: What’s your prison?  Dr Paul Wood
1445 Close
1455