NIWA is sponsoring The Hydrological Society & The Meteorological Society of NZ joint conference
The theme of this year’s conference is Water and Weather: Solutions for health, wealth and environment.
The conference is being held in Palmerston North, and will attract scientists, technicians, consultants, hydrologists, climatologists, students, resource managers and many others.
NIWA scientists are presenting work at three national conferences in the next two months, the New Zealand Coastal Society conference 14th – 16th November, the New Zealand Hydrological Society conference 27th – 30th November and the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society conference,3rd – 7th December.
The three month flow map (on the right) shows that much of New Zealand experienced normal or above normal river flow conditions.
Intensive land use increases nutrient runoff to rivers, lakes and estuaries with adverse effects on ecosystems. Determining what combinations of land use and management enable the health and services of these ecosystems to be maintained or restored is a major challenge for councils.