Wahine Toa Award

Historically women have been under-represented in the river management and engineering professions. This award aims to celebrate a female role model who is leading the way in a river-related field.

Applicants should be female rivers group members. If you are considering nominating someone who has made a significant impact over an extended period, then you may also want to consider nominating them for the Arch Campbell award.


Candidates can apply directly or be nominated. To make an application/nomination please email rivers.group@engineeringnz.org. Applications must contain:

  • A summary describing why the candidate deserves the award (500 words or less).
  • A CV.
  • Names and contact details of at least 2 referees.