A resource kit for teachers has been developed. This 3.56mb pdf file can be freely downloaded. Schools in NZ can get this resource on CDRom by sending a stamped, self-addressed CD mailer to the Society administrator at PO Box 12300, Wellington. Others may purchase this for $22.50 (incl. GST and P&P) (NZ$40 for overseas postings).

Students & Careers

Hydrology and associated disciplines offer many interesting and rewarding careers, whether you enjoy wading down streams, making scientific discoveries, or helping to manage our precious resources. In this section you will be able to learn what types of hydrologists there are, how to become one, and how NZHS can support you in your studies.


Knowledge Centre

Hydrology is the scientific study of the amount of water on Earth and how it moves from place to place. Associated fields focus on the geomorphology and engineering or rivers, the transport of contaminants in moving water bodies, and the management of freshwater resources. In this section you will be about learn about New Zealand’s water cycle, and read more from other on-line resources.


  • BOOK SALE Gravel Bed Rivers is now available at a special reduced price. Click here for more details
  • Recent Awards Two society awards were presented at the 2015 annual conference.
    • Lindsay Rowe received Life Membership read his citation here
    • Mike Ede received the Achievement in Operational Hydrology Award read his citation here
  • Current.     
  • New issue now available
  • #54 / Nov 2018 
  • Read here

    • Journal Issue 57 (1) was posted in September 2018 Read more

    • 50th Anniversary Publication "NZHS: the first 50 years, 1961-2011" is now available for free download Read more

    • Special Membership Offer A copy of Groundwaters of NZ is available with all new student memberships. Read more


26th-29th March 2019

2019 Technical Workshop



03 928 0620
New Zealand Hydrological Society,
PO Box 12300, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144

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