News Archive


20 February 2012: NZ Herald article: John Peet – Time to defy the worship of growth

30 January 2012: Dr. Ron McDowall ONZM is interviewed on Radio New Zealand. Listen to the interview by selecting one of the following formats: Ogg Vorbis | MP3 | Embed


31 December 2011: Dr. Ron McDowall becomes an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM). Click here to listen to his interview on Radio New Zealand.

15 December 2011: NZSSES AGM Chair Report 2010/11 (100KB PDF).

15 November 2011: Peter Head awarded a CBE.

15 November 2011: Caleb Clarke has won the WaterNZ Young Water Industry Professional of the Year award for 2011. This award is sponsored by CH2M BECA and is presented to a recipient each year “in recognition of their demonstrable exceptional achievement in the early stages of their career in the New Zealand Water industry”.


16 December 2010: NZSSES AGM Chair Report 2009/10

15 November 2010: NZSSES Annual General Meeting Announced

7 October 2010: Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure that Supports the Urban Built Environment

10 May 2010: Sustainable mining? Scientists discuss their views for the Science Media Centre

2 May 2010: Review of Forum #21: The Future of Transport

6 April 2010: NZSSES Chair Dr Carol Boyle interviewed about sustainable infrastructure on 95bFM

1 April 2010: Free Public Lecture by Professor Roland Clift, “Looking for a Sustainable Future”

31 March 2010: NZSSES Founding Member and Treasurer Dr Ir Ron McDowall awarded IPENZ’s Supreme Technical Award, The Furkert Award, for Sustainability and Clean Technology

30 March 2010: Paul Jowitt’s Inaugural Address as President of the Institution of Civil Engineers

19 February 2010: Breakfast Seminar: Successfully Navigating the Green Market


10 December 2009: NZSSES Chair Dr Carol Boyle Appointed Associate Professor

4 December 2009: NZSSES Annual Report for 2008/09 Released

December 2009: Article published on Dr Ron McDowall in North & South Magazine


19 December 2008: NZSSES Annual Report for 2007/08 Released

13 December 2008: 2070: A world without waste. Dr Ron McDowall interviewed by Eloise Gibson

10 December 2008: Public Lecture and Presidential Address by Dr Jean Venables, OBE, FREng, “The Climate Change Challenge and the Water Cycle”

9 December 2008: Carol Boyle and Jean Venables Interviewed by Sunrise on Water Infrastructure

4 December 2008: What will toilets be like in the future? NZSSES Chair Dr Carol Boyle interviewed by James Coleman

27 March 2008: Free public lecture by Dr Paul Weaver on the MATISSE project


7 December 2007: Joint venture between Cambridge University and NZSSES

7 December 2007: Launch of 2008 NZSSES Conference: Blueprints for Sustainable Infrastructure

26 October 2007: NZSSES Annual Report for 2006/07 Released

20 August 2007: Précis of Talking and Walking Sustainability Conference

6 June 2007: “Workshop on Frontier Research Directions and International Collaborations in Sustainability Engineering” final report available

28 April 2007: Review of Talking and Walking Sustainability Conference

28 February 2007: Presentation by Professor Peter Guthrie OBE of the University of Cambridge, “Sustainable Development – Time to Act : A Civil Engineer’s Response”