Membership is open to anyone with an interest in freshwater sciences, management and education in New Zealand and internationally. Members are entitled to attend the annual Society conference and associated workshops on topical issues, and to receive an annual newsletter detailing recent work at research institutions, members’ addresses and interests, and recent publications. The Society administers grants for conference travel and visits by overseas scientists through the SIL Trust Fund. The Society also makes submissions to government bodies on behalf of members.

The Society currently has over 350 members coming from a wide range of backgrounds, including research institutes, regional and district councils, government environmental and conservation organisations, universities and consultancies. Members’ freshwater interests include:

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