Other Events

21 & 22 February, 2017 | Te Papa Tongarewa Wellington

Managing waterways for the long term benefit of New Zealand’s communities and industry

Conferenz is pleased to offer NZ Ecological Society members / recipients of this email a 15% discount off the conference price (both super saver and early-bird rates). Separate Local Government rates also available online. The Super Saver price available until 9 December. To claim your discount, please use on-line booking code ME04KS or mention this email if registering by phone (09) 912 3616. www.conferenz.co.nz/freshwater

The Freshwater Management and Infrastructure Forum facilitates all the right discussions around water management; including the different plans and techniques, the difficult aspects and future directions.

Experts will be presenting from the Ministry for the Environment, Law Firms, The Land and Water Forum, key Councils, Irrigation New Zealand and more.

Key agenda topics include:

  • The direction of water management – a view from the Land and Water Forum
  • Political panel on how governmental representatives are working towards effective water management
  • User experiences and plans for freshwater- hear from the agriculture, energy and local government sector
  • Collaboration between iwi and local government
  • Freshwater case law
  • Using water science in freshwater management
  • Improving results from irrigation
  • Water storage infrastructure
  • Freshwater infrastructure funding


Separately bookable workshops include:

  • Water Science for non-technical professionals:  if you are a non-technical professional wanting knowledge on water science and decision making with scientific evidence. Facilitated by Dr Clint Rissmann, Director, Land and Water Sciences Ltd
  • A guide to the freshwater consenting process: A practical guide to freshwater consenting. Facilitator Matt Conway is Partner at Simpson Grierson and specialises in resource management and environmental law.


See www.conferenz.co.nz/freshwater for the agenda.  Super Saver closes 9 December.


27 - 31 March, 2017 | Novotel Brisbane, Australia

Calling ALL ecosystem services researchers, practitioners, decision makers and knowledge holders. 

Share your knowledge in natural, built and agricultural ecosystems, in terrestrial, aquatic, coastal and marine environments. 

See https://oceaniaesforum.com/ for more details.



22 - 26 March, 2017 | Christchurch

The theme of our 2017 conference is Diverse coastal environments in a time of change and will be held in and around Christchurch.

See this website for more details.