Abstract Submission Instructions:

  1. Download the Abstract Template document (scroll to the bottom of the page to find the template) and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc or .docx document to your computer.

  2. Abstracts must not exceed 2 pages (including figures and tables and references). 

  3. All abstracts are to be submitted via the submission portal by 22nd August 2022.


All abstracts must be correctly formatted before they can be reviewed. If the Abstract is incorrectly formatted it may be returned to you for formatting prior to review.

If you have any questions please email


If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation you will have 15 minutes to present followed by 3-4 minutes for discussion and questions.

Presenters should continue to plan for an in-person conference presentation. 

If the conference needs to support virtual presentations, due to a change in Covid alert level rules, then additional instructions will be provided to all presenters at that time.

All presenters should be registered for the conference by 28th October 2022, at the latest.


AV Tips for Oral Presentations:​

  • Each room is equipped with a laptop, data projector, pointer, and lectern microphone.

  • Please ensure any video or audio files embedded in your presentation are also brought with you as separate files

  • Both Mac and PC formats will be fine

  • Screens are 16:10 ratio

  • Please bring a backup copy of your presentation with you in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.


  • If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be required to print a poster. 

  • Posters should be A0 portrait layout (1189mm high x 841mm wide). 

  • The poster display boards are Velcro-compatible and Velcro fixers will be provided to all poster presenters at the conference.

  • All poster presenters will also need to upload a pdf version of their final poster, as these will also be available on the conference app.

  • Conference attendees will be able to contact each other and ask questions of both poster and oral presenters via the conference app.


  • Late submissions will not be accepted.  Abstracts Close Monday 22 August 2022

  • A condition of acceptance is that one author must present in person at the conference.

  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference to ensure their abstract is included in the final programme.

  • Deadline for  presenting author registration is 28 October 2022. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to authors or presenters.

  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure the accuracy of the content, spelling, grammar and formatting of the abstract, as it will be published as it is submitted.

  • By submitting an abstract, you also grant the Organising Committee permission to publish the abstract in the conference proceedings in hard copy and/or electronic format.


  • Air Pollution

  • Catchments, communities, and integrated management

  • Data: monitoring, visualisation, and management

  • Ecosystem health measures and management 

  • Environmental Flows: Allocation and accounting

  • Essential Freshwater/NPS-FM: Science for implementation

  • Groundwater and surface water interaction

  • Groundwater processes and management

  • Groundwater quality

  • Groundwater quantity

  • History of hydrological and atmospheric sciences in NZ

  • Irrigation, drainage and recharge

  • Lake catchments and management

  • Large-scale climate variability: Extremes, hazards, impacts of climate change

  • Mātauranga Māori/Indigenous Knowledge 

  • Modelling, prediction, and data assimilation

  • Rivers: flow and management

  • Sediment quality and quantity

  • Surface water quality

  • Surface water quantity

  • Te Mana o te Wai

  • Three Waters: Policy and Science

  • Translation of science to policy, planning and management

  • Urban Climate and Hydrology

  • Weather and climate observations

  • Weather and hydrological forecasting

  • Wetlands, Estuaries and their management

  • (Sp Session) Communication of severe weather and flood hazard, impact, and risk

  • (Sp Session) Machine Learning in Weather, Climate and Hydrology

  • (Sp Session) NZWaM - NZ Water Model