We bridge the gap between theory and practices on the ground.

Practical online training. Not the paperwork that collects dust on the shelf.

We can’t just keep doing business the way we always have. The world and the markets are changing too rapidly. But how do you manage to think “outside the box” while keeping on top of day to day work?

This course is designed to give you a structured approach to thinking about challenges in an innovative and strategic way.

We offer this course as face-to-face workshop as well as online.

Did we mention you can get Water Industry Professional Association (WIPA) CPD points for completing the course?

Water Safety Plans are changing


The guidance on Water Safety Plans from the Ministry of Health has changed.

We’ve got you covered. Training courses to show you what these look like in practice.

Our course with WaiComply

The 6 Principles of Drinking Water Safety In Practice

Our course with Water New Zealand

Critical Control Points in Water Supplies

As seen in AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Read about our comments on the future regulation and service delivery of New Zealand’s ‘Three Waters’ here in Infrastructure News.


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Learn from those that have been there. Not the academics with the theory, or the humanities version.


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A month after training have you forgotten it? Get cheat sheets for later reference, with practical tips (not theory).

At The Questioning Engineer we’re harnessing the power of online education in new, innovative ways.

Are you a questioning engineer?
Online training and professional development for water industry professionals should keep you curious. You need real world skills and knowledge, and we deliver them without boring you to tears.
Adopting preventive risk management and multiple barriers used to be things that were nice to consider in the New Zealand water industry.
Now?  If you don’t understand them in practice you might be left out in the cold.
Whether it’s to update your Water Safety Plan, or write a convincing business case to get funding for new infrastructure, we’ve got you covered with courses and resources.

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It really void all the grey areas we may have about the CCPs. The format is also great (not too long, not too short). It gives us time to think about it, and refer back to it if we need to (which I did). The PDFs sheets are also brilliant!

I am dealing with the WSPs and the DHB, revising the WSPs that were approved and need updating. I now know exactly where and what to look for.

The way you introduce yourself and talk about your background is inspiring and I feel like I am in good hands with you sharing your experience with us.

Christian RoyKaikoura District Council

Having made the shift from a large council where my background was wastewater and stormwater operations to a smaller one where we do all 3 waters along with changes to the industry post Havelock North I took the opportunity to do the Critical control points online training.

The course content was provided in a way that was simple to understand and easily applicable to real life. The presentations were engaging and with the pages of notes, I wrote while watching I have been able to expand my whole team's knowledge! The reference material provided as you completed the modules meant that I can easily apply it to our current plants and WSP's with confidence.

Karen SteffekThames-Coromandel District Council

I used it to explain the concept to WTP operators as some of our water safety plans were up for review. We workshopped the principles, which was good. The operators grasped it.

I thought the concepts were presented succinctly and clearly.

Stephanie ShepherdWaipa District Council

The course has given me the ability to think critically about WSPs that I have looked at before, and it made the concepts easier to understand.

It easy to get through the material online, and the one-pagers (cheatsheets) were useful. I can see that they might come in handy when convincing clients that they need to do a bit more.

I liked having different delivery formats throughout the course, that was a good approach. Although I stopped and started the training when I had spare time so the boredom thing would never have been an issue.

Lisa MaceBeca Consulting


August 12, 2019

Prepared for the new water regulator?

February 11, 2019 in Water Quality

Water Safety Plans – a new framework?

Did you notice what happened in late December? The Ministry of Health released a new framework for Water Safety Plans - the “New Zealand Drinking-water Safety Plan Framework” . So now,…
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June 7, 2018 in Water Quality

Water Quality Newsletter – June 2018

Drinking Water Quality in June 2018 May 2018 was full of knowledge sharing in Australia and New Zealand: The Australian Water Association held OzWater'18 Conference in Brisbane. The LGNZ Water Summit 2018…
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December 18, 2017 in Effective work, Inspiration, Lifestyle

How to not “feel” out of control at work

So your work life feels a bit out of control? Here's the first lesson from my years of mistakes... The most significant lesson in stress management I have learnt over the years…
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November 28, 2017 in Effective work, Inspiration

My Days About 5 Years Ago…

Feeling stressed? How many times in the last month have you walked in the door and lost it? Did you rant about your client or boss? Or did you bottle…
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