Scope and Purpose
The Waterways Centre has a Consultative Committee (WCC) made up of TWO staff representing each university,
a representative of the Research Office of one of the universities, and other academic or general staff as invited. This is an internal liaison and advisory group to ensure that the Centre continues to be a viable and effective training and research centre, within the context of university systems and procedures.
The responsibilities of the WCC are to:
- Provide support for the Director, and advice on best options for managing the Centre within the structures of the universities
- Support and promote the aims of the Waterways Centre within the universities
- Discuss relations between the two universities, and provide oversight and comment for the Director/Chair on any issues related to university management
- Aid in WATR teaching programme development and implementation
- Serve as a contact for wider membership, and lead discussion on Waterways Centre-related issues within departments.
- Ensure that the business of Centre remains consistent with New Zealand’s water resource management needs, and help identify emerging trends and opportunities in a regional, national and global context.
The WCC is not responsible for the implementation of its advice. Neither has it authority or responsibility for managing or overseeing the Centre’s operations or finances.
Research and Innovation,
|Assoc. Prof. Tom Cochrane||University of Canterbury|
|Professor Jon Harding||University of Canterbury|
|Dr. Shannon Page||Lincoln University|