Sharing learning to care for our water at AGC NZHS Conference 2023

Hydro-GIS are delighted to be joining the Australasian Groundwater / New Zealand Hydrological Society Joint Conference this week in Auckland, New Zealand.

The conference theme this year is “Manaaki Wai (caring for our water): learning from the past, adapting for the future”. It captures the idea that water is a living entity, with its own mauri (life force) that needs to be respected and cared for, which is central to te ao Māori (Māori worldview). It is up to communities, scientists, engineers and policy makers, to think about our past experiences, learn from our successes and failures, and adapt our thinking and priorities. 

Dr Harvey Rodda, Director of Hydrology at Hydro-GIS, will be presenting on “A Review of the European Flood Catastrophe from July 2021” and “Climate Change Adaption in the Peruvian Andes: An Integration of Pre-Hispanic and Modern Water Management”.

​It’s been over 15 years since IAH and NZHS came together for a joint conference. Hydro-GIS are looking forward to meeting other delegates from industry, consulting, government, research and academia, from all across the world. As well as an insightful technical programme, the conference also provides excellent knowledge-sharing networking opportunities and fascinating field trips on the last day. Our thanks to the conference organisers for providing us with this unique opportunity.