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Source water: the crucial missing ‘water’ from the new Taumata Arowai Three Waters legislation

PHSS_2021_OpenTalks_MikeJoy_flyerJoin us for this summer talk being presented by Dr Mike Joy, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington.

Drinking water, wastewater and stormwater will soon be administered centrally by a new independent regulator, Taumata Arowai. Considering the perilous state of the three waters in New Zealand this sounds like a great idea, but the approach is classic government ‘ambulance at bottom of cliff’ thinking. For drinking water, they have forgotten the fourth water. Rather than trying to treat the symptoms we should be looking at the source of the problem – that is the source of the water.

Dr Mike Joy

Mike has been working for three decades at the interface of science and policy in New Zealand. A senior researcher with the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University, he works on improving the connection between science, policy and real outcomes to address the multiple environmental issues facing New Zealand. He has received several awards for this work including the 2013 Royal Society of New Zealand Charles Fleming Award for protection of the New Zealand environment, the Morgan Foundation inaugural River Voice Award in 2015 and the inaugural New Zealand Universities Critic and Conscience award in 2016.

This talk is part of our Summer Talks series. All are welcome and refreshments will be served following the talk.

Livestreaming details

We would love you to join us in person but for those unable to be there, this talk will be livestreamed.

See details for all of the Summer Talks, part of the 2021 Public Health Summer School

Date Thursday, 18 February 2021
Time 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationSmall Lecture Theatre, Level D
University of Otago, Wellington | 23A Mein Street | Newtown | Wellington

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