The New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS) aims to establish effective liaison between all persons interested in any aspect of fresh and brackish water research in New Zealand, and to encourage and promote these interests.

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New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy – Your say in Nature

A new national biodiversity strategy is an opportunity to rethink how we consider the place of nature in decision making, so that human activities are supporting indigenous biodiversity rather than contributing to its decline. A chance to have your say comes in the discussion document – ‘Te Koiroa o te Koiora’ - released in early August by the Department of Conservation (DOC). Read More

Submissions for Best Student Paper now open

We are currently accepting applications for the NZFSS Best Student Paper Award. The Award is given for the best student paper published in the freshwater sciences in the year preceding the NZFSS conference by a New Zealand student or a student studying or working in New Zealand. Read More

Te Wai Māori – NZFSS Rōpū Māori

To Māori, freshwater is a taonga and tangata Māori are the kaitiaki (guardians). The concept of Te Mana o Te Wai reflects the recognition of fresh water as a natural resource whose health is integral to the social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of communities. Read More