Upcoming Partner Events and Conferences

Events and conferences hosted by other organisations and groups (other than NZ Rivers Group) that are relevant to members of the NZ Rivers Group.


2020 NZ Rivers Group UoA Symposium

Date: April 28, 2020

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Location: University of Auckland Science Centre, 23 Symonds St (Bldg 303), Room G16

Student Event

Please join us for an afternoon showcasing the cutting-edge river related research (broadly defined) currently taking place across the University of Auckland.

We will hear talks of the latest research from students and also hear keynote talks on how river research can be translated into effective river management and practice in New Zealand. There will be a prize for best student presentation on the day, and the relaxed atmosphere will present multiple opportunities to mingle and network with colleagues, students and staff at the University.

Please register your interest here

Important dates:

  • Friday 20 March: If you would like to give a talk, please send a title and short (100 word) abstract by then to Edwin Baynes (edwin.baynes@auckland.ac.nz). Please encourage your students to submit a title, and if you have something exciting that you would like to talk about then please also feel free to submit a title.
  • Wednesday 1 April: Symposium schedule circulated.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Edwin Baynes (edwin.baynes@auckland.ac.nz)

River Practitioners Workshop

Start date: June 16, 2020

End date: June 17, 2020

Location: Massey University, Palmerston North

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. A full afternoon will be devoted to these discussions and sharing of practice, problems and solutions – the floor will be yours.

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

Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference

Start date: November 16, 2020

End date: November 19, 2020

Location: Auckland

We received a great response from our call of abstracts for HIWE 2020, the 14th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference – to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from November 16-19, 2020 (www.hiwe2020.co.nz). However, we have been inundated with requests for extensions from authors who might have missed the earlier announcements. We have extended the close of abstracts to Wednesday March 25.

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS HERE https://oncue.eventsair.com/hiwe-2020/abstracts

This Conference covers all aspects of hydraulics in water engineering, including: River, Coastal and Marine Hydraulics; Hydraulic Structures; Three-Waters Hydraulics; Ecohydraulics; Infrastructure Hydraulics; Environmental Hydraulics and Climate Change; Hydraulics of Road Design; as well as Numerical, Field and Physical Hydraulic Methods. Read more here https://www.hiwe2020.co.nz/call-for-abstracts