IPWEA NZ exists to advance best practice infrastructure asset management to support thriving communities in New Zealand.  The infrastructure we build today will shape tomorrow's communities.

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. 

IPWEA NZ are committed to being part of the solution by encouraging the conversation, collaboration and action to advance sustainability in our industry.

What we're doing

Environmental & Sustainability Excellence Award
In 2019, IPWEA NZ proudly partnered with Morphum Environmental, to launch the first Environment & Sustainability category in it's Excellence Awards. The Award was positively received by the industry, attracting a significant number of entrants.   
Read more here.

Get in touch

Join us!
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


Hon James Shaw - Inspiring Speaker Event
Hear from Hon James Shaw and Dr Jo Cribb Feb 12 - click here

Climate Change Carbon Zero Event

Listen to 5 expert speakers on where to from here with carbon zero, Feb 11 in Auckland - click here

Sustainability Resources

IPWEA NZ Online Sustainability Forum
Engage with 1,000's of IPWEA members on sustainability issues - click here

Adapting infrastructure to climate change - James Hughes
Branch meeting presentation, November 2019 - click here

Useful Links

Wiki Page for resilience to natures challenges - UC

University of Canterbury repository of research on resilience of spatially-distributed infrastructure networks to extreme natural hazards - click here

Project Drawdown

An impressive online resource of well-researched climate change solutions.  Click here