Past Events

Past NZ Rivers Group Events

Stormwater Group Auckland Seminar

Date: September 10, 2018

Time: 4pm - 6pm

Location: Tonkin + Taylor Level 2, 105 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland

Coastal Hazards & Sea Level Rise

Date: July 23, 2018

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

Location: WSP Opus office, Majestic Centre, Level 9, 100 Willis Street, Wellington

Climate change is expected to increase the risk of coastal hazards around New Zealand as sea level rises. Join us for an update on the latest sea level rise science and a new approach to support coastal communities prepare for long term change.

Dr Rob Bell (NIWA), Dr Judy Lawrence (Victoria University) and Emma Lemire (Ministry for the Environment) will present on the key information from the Ministry for the Environment’s updated Coastal Hazards and Climate Change guidance document:

  • National guidance on sea level rise projections and the latest science
  • The relationship between climate change and coastal hazards
  • Using sea level rise scenarios in adaptive planning
  • Engagement expectations between councils and communities
  • Community planning under conditions of uncertainty (the dynamic adaptive pathways planning approach)

Following the presentations, there will be time for questions and discussion.

Sponsored by the New Zealand Coastal Society

Coastal and River Gathering

Date: June 20, 2018

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: 301 Evans Bay Parade, Greta Point, Wellington

Public event


The ups and downs of tectonics, sea-level and sediment supply in the recent geological history of Wellington Harbour (Te Whanganui a Tara)”
By Scott D. Nodder – Principal Scientist, Marine Geology, NIWA


“So Why do we need a Supercomputer to forecast the Weather?”
By Michael Uddstrom, Principal Scientist, Environmental Forecasting, NIWA


Tour of NIWA’s Greta Point Facilities


RSVP | Car-pool info | Event Information:

Hamish Smith

Ana Serrano


Waterways Centre Postgraduate Student Conference

Date: November 14, 2017

Location: Christchurch

Student Event

Waterways Centre Postgraduate Student Conference that showcases student’s freshwater related research. Student prizes will be presented from the Rivers Group.

Further Information:


Dr Catherine Knight – New Zealand’s rivers: Can we learn from history?

Date: October 4, 2017

Time: 12:30 - 1:15pm

Location: Wellington

Public event

The Rivers Group invites you to join us for a lunchtime presentation on New Zealand’s rivers! The rivers group will provide cake and coffee to accompany your lunch.

Talk Environment

Date: September 29, 2017

Time: 5.30 - late

Location: Wellington


Bringing together Engineers, Architects, Planners, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects, Scientists, Contractors, Surveyors and more.
Meet professionals from across the region and celebrate the environment we have all helped to create.