Events

Upcoming NZ Rivers Group Events

River Practitioners Workshop: River processes and solution for river management

Start date: June 26, 2019

End date: June 27, 2019

Time: 08:30 am to 05:00 pm

Location: Massey University campus, Palmerston North

External Provider Event

River Practitioners Workshop: River processes and solution for river management

New Zealand river managers and engineers are tasked with working in some of the most dynamic river systems in the world. Sudden and rapid changes in these channels can render control and modification structures redundant, threaten their integrity, or undo months of river control work.

In this workshop we will introduce the key processes driving river behaviour in New Zealand. Our premise is that understanding these processes is key to working with them, rather than against them. In turn, working with the dynamics of the river is critical for effective and sustainable river management, to reduce the risks of failure and loss of infrastructure and capital, and even improve the aesthetics and habitat of managed river reaches.

We invite participants to discuss particular issues and sites that they may be working with currently or expect to engage with in the future, to connect our theory with your practice. Problem-cases in particular are welcome to discuss in a BYO case study session.

The workshop is facilitated by Professors Ian Fuller & Russell Death, Innovative River Solutions Group, School of Agriculture & Environment.

Enquiries to Prof. Ian Fuller: i.c.fuller@massey.ac.nz
Venue: Massey University campus, Palmerston North
Cost: $500, covering lunches, morning & afternoon teas, field excursion, tuition, resources
Registration: www.massey.ac.nz/river-practitioners-2019
Registration to close: 21 June 2019

Resilient Dams & Levees for Resilient Communities

Start date: October 9, 2019

End date: October 12, 2019

Location: Pullman Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

NZSOLD ANCOLD 2019 | Combined Conference
Resilient Dams & Levees for Resilient Communities

Registrations are now open for the NZSOLD and ANCOLD 2019 conference: Resilient Dams and Levees for Resilient Communities.

9 Oct Pre-conference workshop: Resilient Dams in an Earthquake Environment.
Speakers include Lelio Mejia, Paul Somerville, David Reid and more.
10 – 11 Oct Conference: Resilient Dams and Levees for Resilient Communities
Keynote Speakers include Michael Rogers, Elena Sossenkina and Kelvin Berryman
Dams for resilient communities themes

  1. The role of dams and levees in creating resilient communities
  2. Operation of dams and levees in creating resilient communities
  3. Emergency preparedness to ensure resilient communities
  4. Environmental and social benefits and impacts
Resilient  dam and levee themes
  1. Design and safety issues for dam resilience
  2. Design and safety issues for levee resilience
  3. Operation for resilience
  4. Construction for resilience

12 Oct Post-Conference Tour: Visit interesting and scenic dams whilst enjoying the renowned hospitality of the region.

11th River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics Symposium – RCEM 2019

Start date: November 18, 2019

End date: November 21, 2019

Time: 9am - 5pm

Location: Auckland University of Technology

11th River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics Symposium – RCEM 2019

Mauri ora ki a koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai, ki Tamaki Makaurau, ki Te Waitemata.

The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and the Engineering New Zealand/Water New Zealand Rivers Group in association with the University of Auckland are proud to announce the 11th River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics Symposium – RCEM 2019, which for the first time comes to Aotearoa, New Zealand, land of the long white cloud.

2019 promises to be a unique and memorable event as the River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics Community celebrates its 20th year anniversary. The Conference will be hosted in Auckland from 16-21 November 2019. 

Celebrating 20 years, the theme of the Conference is “Ka mua, ka muri: Looking back, moving forward”, and the programme will include plenary speaker presentations as well as special and contributed sessions, poster displays, a diverse array of exhibits, networking functions, and field trips that showcase Auckland’s unique natural environments and attractions. 

New Zealand is home to some of the most spectacular water-shaped morphodynamic locations worldwide. The Conference will be held in early summer in the city of Auckland, within walking distance of the CBD, museum, art gallery, parks and the Waitemata waterfront. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands including Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands. Auckland is boasting three harbours, two mountain ranges, 48 volcanic cones and more than 50 islands.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Auckland in November 2019. Nau mai haere mai! Welcome!

Heide Friedrich
Chair of the Local Organising Committee