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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

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) – 23 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

2018 Newsletter now available

Find out what members of NZFSS have been up to over the past year. Find out which organism got the title of 2018 Critter of the Year, learn more about ngā mahi o te Rōpū Māori and how mātauranga Māori is shaping marine and freshwater futures. The newsletter contains a… Read More

NZFSS Annual Conference Public Seminar

The 50th NZFSS Annual Conference is currently under way in Nelson. As part of the conference, we are hosting a public seminar to celebrate future-focused freshwater research. Please join us to learn more about some of the great freshwater research that is going on around the country. Read More

Early Career Researcher Award

The NZFSS Executive Committee is delighted to announce the establishment of a new Early Career Science Award to celebrate outstanding freshwater research by members at the beginning of their careers. The Early Career Science Award was instituted by the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society in 2018. The award is intended… Read More