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Welcome & Schedule

Kia ora koutou! The NZ Hydrological Society welcomes you to their annual technical workshop to be held in sunny Ahuriri/ Napier and online from the 28th to the 31st of March 2023. This year’s technical workshop theme is ‘Monitoring challenges and innovation during a global pandemic’.  This theme captures the trials and tribulations many of us have faced over the past 3 years trying to navigate and respond to new ways of working driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage presenters to explore the challenges they have faced and showcase the Kiwi number 8 wire ingenuity that has helped our profession adapt and continue delivering throughout such a turbulent time.


Contributing to this uncertainty and turbulence is the significant crossroads we currently find ourselves in with regards to the government’s Essential Freshwater reforms and how these will impact freshwater monitoring scientists. To delve into this further, we have lined up a great keynote speaker to discuss these regulatory changes and how these changes will impact on field practitioners. 

This year our inaugural data workshop will be held alongside the long-standing gauging regatta. Those attending the data workshop will participate in open forum discussions focusing on:


  • Shared challenges and opportunities 

  • Data collection & processing innovations  

  • Data delivery innovations

Our thoughts go out to those dealing with the widespread devastation over the last few weeks, especially those who have lost loved ones.

We have had a response from the venue and they will be up and operating again very soon.

The venue has also spoken to the 'City' and they have confirmed that the regional infrastructure is able to provide for visitors as well as residents, and there is support from Napier City Council for the workshop to take place in March.

The workshop will be going ahead as planned.

We apprentice your patience on this matter and are pleased to confirm that the workshop will remain in Napier and the dates are still 28-31 March 2023.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Ngā mihi 

The Technical Workshop Committee


Tue 28 March

Workshop & Social Event

9am Start

Thr 30 March

Workshop & Dinner

Wed 29 March

Field Day, Gauging Regatta & Data Workshop

Fri 31 March

Workshop & Prize Giving

12pm Finish


The conference programme is now available for download.

Abstract Submissions are  closed.


Download the Sponsorship Proposal.


Registration is open for in-person and virtual workshop attendance.

Standard Registration rates apply.


The 2023 Technical workshop will be held at Napier War Memorial Centre.

Located on the beach of Napier's famous Marine Parade, the Napier War Memorial Centre offers a purpose-built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with a functional layout.

Location: 48 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier

Napier War Memorial Centre

NZHS Technical Workshop

Monitoring Challenges & Innovation During a Global Pandemic 
Network Resilience during Extreme Events

28–31 March 2023

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Best Presenter Sponsors
Field Day Sponsors
Dinner Sponsor
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