Water Industry Operations Group of New Zealand

The Water Industry Operations Group of New Zealand (WIOG) is a national "not-for-profit" Incorporation formed in 2006 by a group of dedicated water & wastewater operations professionals. 

Our goals and objectives are simple…to provide and support members with the opportunities to enhance their knowledge and experience and to promote the water industry "source to discharge" as a whole in order to raise public awareness. 

2019 'Building Resilience' Conference

Addington Raceway & Events Centre, Christchurch

8 - 10 May 2019


Registrations are now open:


Click here to registerhttp://www.wiog.org.nz//Conference-Registration

2019 Conference Programme

Programme is available now.

WIOG National Water Taste Test at 2019 'Building Resilience' Conference

The WIOG National Water Taste Test is a fun and exciting way to raise awareness of the quality of New Zealand’s drinking water and to recognise the efforts of local water service providers in delivering valuable water services to their communities.

The event is designed to find “New Zealand’s Best Tasting Tap Water” and is open to all municipalities, both councils and utility operators.

The Grand Final of the WIOG National Water Taste Test will be conducted at lunch time on Thursday 9th May 2019 at the WIOG Conference, Addington Raceway & Events Centre, Christchurch.

WIOG National Water Taste Test Winners

  • 2018 - Waikato DC
  • 2017 - Sicon / Selwyn DC
  • 2016 - Palmerston North CC

To enter your organisation please Register Here

You will find all the elibitility in the attachment below.  

Conference Accommodation

The Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton has offered delegates a a conference rate of $170 per night, plus $23 breakfast, for 7, 8 and 9 May 2019.  Availability is limited, so don't delay.

For bookings click the link below and use the code GWATB.

Chateau on the Park

If you wish to extend your stay please contact Laura Gorrie on (03) 348 8999 to secure the conference rate.

You are welcome to choose any other hotel or motel in Christchurch that suits your needs.  Below are some that are nearby.

Call for conference papers : Call for 2018 Award nominations


Please consider presenting a paper at the 2019 conference. 

See criteria and the abstract submission form here: http://www.wiog.org.nz//NZConference



We are looking for nominations of recipients for our 2018 Awards.  Click here for full details and the nomination form.



Te Oranga Wai

We are looking for applications for the Te Oranga Wai prize.

Applicants are asked to submit a report on one of the following:

  1. A project related to the New Zealand water or wastewater industries and provide details on how the project could benefit the industry (ideas need not be limited to treatment plants but can be ideas based on education, community awareness, human resources, research etc); or
  2. Ways in which you have personally contributed to the community through your work experience etc, within the water or wastewater industries and provide details how this could be applied to help improve the water or wastewater system in a developing country.

[written or recorded (audio and/or video) materials will be accepted]

The Prize: to be awarded annually, with a value of up to $5,000 to the most outstanding Applicant.  The Prize recipient and the activity undertaken will be recognised at the WIOG Annual Conference and in various water industry publications.

For full details about this prize please go to http://www.wiog.org.nz//TeOrangaWaiPrize 


By attending industry events, workshops and conferences we are able to share our experiences and build relationships with other industry professionals.
Networking is much more productive and enjoyable when you have a clear goal in mind.

We gain experience from the knowledge we receive when networking, from presenting papers at conferences; talking about your latest work innovation at workshops; by participating in the operator competitions; and by winning one of WIOG’s prestigious awards.

WIOG and our members are actively participating in industry related topics where we can share our knowledge and experience. Our committee are also members on other stakeholder working groups and committees where we represent the operations sector.

Operations professionals are hardworking and very passionate breed of people who have a lot of knowledge and experience to share. Promoting our industry is achieved in many ways including industry and community events, water campaigns and media channels.

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