Water Sensitive Wellington – Wānanga Whakaaroaro Wai

The Wellington region is poised for transformative change in response to evolving policy and the expectations that our built environment must be better managed to protect and sustain our natural environment. The question is, What do we need to do to proactively facilitate this change and embed Water Sensitivity into an integrated future vision for the region?

Complex problems such as this call for multi-disciplinary and collaborative responses. This inaugural Water Sensitive Wellington forum brought together engineers, planners, designers, scientists, iwi, academics, developers and project sponsors to develop a shared understanding of the aspirations, opportunities and hurdles which make water management in Wellington such a unique challenge.

When: Tuesday 9 September, 9am – 1pm

Presentation downloads:

Reina Solomon, Resource Management Advisor, Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangātira – A Tangata Whenua Perspective
Megan Wraight, Director, Wraight and Associates – WSUD Forum
Dr Paul Blaschke, Lecturer, University of Otago Wellington – Science in Support of a Water Sensitive Wellington
Hayley Vujcich, Environmental Policy Advisor, Wellington Regional Council – Regional Stormwater Policy Direction
Stu Farrant, Southern Sector Manager, Morphum Environmental – Implementation of Infrastructure and Strategies to Support a Water Sensitive Wellington

Download a summary of the Water Sensitive Wellington Forum discussion.

Thanks to Morphum for their sponsorship of this Forum.