IPWEA NZ’s vision:
“Sustainable communities enabled by public asset management excellence.”
The infrastructure we build today will shape tomorrow's communities.
What is Sustainable Infrastructure?
Sustainable infrastructure refers to designing, building, and operating of the structural elements and networks that support human society, in ways that do not diminish the social, economic and ecological processes required to maintain human equity, diversity, and the functionality of natural systems.
About Sustainable Infrastructure
Governments worldwide are beginning to make legislative changes to address and correct our impact on the natural world. The public and private sectors are now acting upon the awareness and acceptance that our climate requires us to urgently reassess the way we relate to the natural world.
A step change is urgently needed in public policy and private investment decisions so that climate resilience is an automatic and critical investment consideration for all sectors of the physical economy.
Getting our hands dirty
At IPWEA NZ, sustainability is a core pillar of our work. We are committed to being part of the solution by encouraging the conversation, collaboration and action to advance sustainability in our industry.
Here’s what we’re doing:
Environmental & Sustainability Excellence Award
Links and resources
The shift to a truly sustainable world takes all of us. If you have a resource, event, or idea that you’d like to share on this page, or to discuss, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excellence in Environmental & Sustainability Award
In 2019, IPWEA NZ proudly partnered with Morphum Environmental to launch the first Environment & Sustainability category in our Excellence Awards. The Award was positively received by the industry, attracting a significant number of entrants.
Webinars from industry experts
We use our connections with the industry to source engaging, educational and inspiring speakers to bring you interactive webinars.
Are you a sustainable infrastructure expert with a story to tell? We’re always interested to hear from potential webinar presenters. Email email@example.com and we can talk it through.
Online learning that tackles sustainability
Our popular digital badges on subjects such as climate adaptation and flood risk asset management.
University of Canterbury repository of research on resilience of spatially-distributed infrastructure networks to extreme natural hazards
Project Drawdown: An impressive online resource of well-researched climate change solutions.
Adapting infrastructure to climate change – James Hughes – Branch meeting presentation, November 2019
Do you know a resource that belongs here? If so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.