NZHS 60th Conference 2021
30 November 2021, 8:00 am – 3 December 2021, 5:00 pm
Wellington | Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Te Papa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
He kimihanga waiwaiā o te wai māori | 2021: An Essential Freshwater Odyssey
Held at Te Papa Tonagwera
Kia ora koutou! The NZ Hydrological Society warmly welcomes you to their annual conference to be held in Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington and online from 30 Nov to 3 Dec 2021. It is the 60th anniversary conference and promises to be a memorable event in the capital. The national museum Te Papa Tongarewa is a superb venue in the heart of a city that has easy foot access to many attractions including the vibrant harbour front, the lively inner city café, bar and shopping scene and the diverse town belt trails.
The conference theme is He kimihanga waiwaiā o te wai māori | 2021: An Essential Freshwater Odyssey. This theme captures the idea of a water management/guardianship journey, from the past to the future, via the crossroads we currently find ourselves at with the government’s Essential Freshwater reforms and the central concept of Te Mana o te Wai. In keeping with the anniversary event and theme, we encourage attendees to reflect on progress and their experiences to date as well as think about how future water research might best meet the kaitiakitanga and management challenges ahead.