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Abstract Submissions Close 24 August

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The Conference Committee welcome the submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations relevant to the conference theme “The Hydrological Cycle in Changing Times”.
The Conference will consist of several broad scientific sub-themes under which the scientific committee is putting together a wide range of exciting sessions convened by experts in their respective fields. Upon submission,  please select one of the following sub-themes that best suits your presentation.


•  Water quantity and quality
•  Groundwater and surface water processes
•  Water management
•  Extremes, hazards, impacts, and the effects of climate change
•  Oceanography and interactions with the climate system
•  Data: monitoring, visualisation and management
•  Catchments & communities
•  Social hydrology
•  Air pollution
•  Irrigation, drainage and recharge
•  Environmental flows
•  Urban climate and hydrology
•  Modelling, prediction and data assimilation
•  Weather and hydrological forecasting
•  Large-scale climate variability and change
•  History of hydrological and atmospheric sciences in New Zealand

While efforts will be made to accept an abstract for the presentation type selected in the submission process, the Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to allocate a different presentation type if more appropriate and if programme space is limited.

Abstract Format and Guidelines:

All abstracts are to be submitted via the online submission portal
If you require assistance please email
[email protected] or phone 03 928 0620

Step 1: Download the Abstract Template document and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc or .docx document to your computer.
Step 2: Abstracts must not exceed 2 pages (including figures and tables).
Step 3: Submit your abstract via the submission portal.

Abstract Template
Authors must prepare their abstract in advance using the template. Authors can then upload the completed abstract via the online submission portal. The submission portal will generate a PDF of your abstract which includes the details entered into the system and the body of the uploaded abstract template document. If guidelines are not followed, your abstract may be declined.

Presentation Types:
Abstracts may be submitted for one of the following presentation types:

If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation you will have 15 minutes to present followed by 5 minutes for discussion and questions.

If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be required to print a poster.  Posters should be no larger than portrait A0 (841mm width x 1189mm height).  The poster display boards are Velcro compatible and Velcro fixers will be provided to all poster presenters at the conference.

Special Session:   
The special session is open to any topic, but should be related to the conference theme.
The only limitation is time – the time limit for each presentation is a very strict 6 minutes
There are no rules, but due to the time limit, graphs, tables or equations should be kept to a minimum.
Be creative, here are some suggestions to get you started. Your presentation could include:
•  no slides or videos
•  pictures only
•  music, dance, song, or any form of communication
•  poetry (e.g., a haiku on water, a ballad on climate change, a rap version of the Navier-Stokes equations, classical poetry on Darcy’s equation, or a country song on hydrology)
As the special session presentations are only maximum 6 minutes – no Q and A – the abstract only needs to contain the Title of the presentation, the Authors names and affiliations and a max. 150 word abstract.

Notification of Acceptance:
Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by the 15th of September 2018.

Conditions of Submission:
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • A condition of acceptance is that at least one author presents at the conference.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final programme. Deadline for  presenting author registration is 26 October 2018. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to authors or presenters.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure the accuracy of the content, spelling, grammar and formatting of the abstract, as it will be published as it is submitted.
  • By submitting an abstract, you also grant the Committee permission to publish the abstract and presentation in the Conference proceedings in hard copy and/or electronic format. 


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