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.

Our latest news

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

Save the date

The 2019 NZFSS conference is to be held from 1-4 December in Geelong with the Australian Freshwater Sciences Society. Key conference information Key dates: Call for abstracts open – 07 June 2019 Abstracts Submission close (oral and poster) – 16 August 2019 Program allocation notification to authors –… Read More

50 years of freshwater science

The New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS) celebrated its 50th birthday in Whakatū Nelson this week.  ‘Ka mua – ka muri: looking back, moving forward’ was the theme of the anniversary conference, which attracted more than 350 scientists, managers, policy makers and Māori resource practitioners.  Incoming president Kate McArthur said… Read More