WHEN 2pm, Wednesday 22 November
WHERE Ponsonby Cruising Club, 141 – 151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland
RSVP to [email protected] by Thursday 16 November
This year our annual research forum showcases the presentations that will be given at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Perth in early December. Our speakers will cover a range of topics focusing on water competency across ages and ethnicities, parents as first teachers of water safety, collaborative leadership and partnerships with councils.

The 29th Annual General Meeting of Water Safe Auckland trading as Drowning Prevention Auckland will take place at 4pm that day at the same venue. Please let us know in your RSVP email if you be join us for the AGM also.

See below for a full list of presenatations.


Dr Teresa Stanley

Assisting adults to understand actual water competence

Ants Lowe

Partnering with Councils to Assess Inland Water Hazards

Harry Aonga

Water competence programmes for Asian ethnicities in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland

Nicola Keen-Biggelaar

The role of collaborative leadership in developing meaningful regional water safety and drowning prevention strategies

Lynley Stewart

Parents as First Teachers Preventing Drowning

Dr Kevin Moran

Can you get in safely? Water entry knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours

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