What are the challenges facing Aotearoa’s water? This discussion will focus on identifying the big water challenges facing New Zealand and the role that different stakeholders can play in tackling water issues. Hosted by UniServices at the University of Auckland, this talk featuring an expert panel will also look at the role research can be applied to solve water-related challenges in New Zealand.

This panel is part of a series called Aotearoa future shapers: post-pandemic transformation. Hosted by UniServices, this is a series of expert panels designed to contribute to the discussion of New Zealand’s future

Panel members:

Kobus van Zyl – Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Auckland. His research has focussed on water distribution systems.

Marama Muru-Lanning – Associate Professor in Social Sciences at the University of Auckland. Her research is dedicated to transdisciplinary research with Māori communities that prioritises equity.

David Noone – Professor in Physics at the University of Auckland. His research involves modeling and observing dynamical processes that control the environment and climate system.

Jim Graham, Principal Technical Advisor, Taumata Arowai.

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this talk reflect the opinions of the guests and not necessarily the views of The Big Q. 

See Also:

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