Water in Canterbury – our vital resource

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Water in Canterbury – our vital resource

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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9.00am Welcome

9.05am Opening Address

 Hon Dr Megan Woods Minister for Research Science & Innovation (invited)

9.30am Tom Lambie, Councillor, ECan
Allocation of water in Canterbury

9.55am Prof Sir Tipene O’Regan, Ngai Tahu Research Centre
The stewardship of our vital resource

10.20am Morning Tea

10.45am Prof Richard McDowell, Lincoln University
Where have we got to with Our Land & Water Science Challenge for improving water quality in New Zealand

11.10am Stefanie Rixecker, Director of Science, ECan
How do we improve the management of this resource – quantity and quality?

11.35am Dr John Quinn, Chief Scientist, NIWA
Define water quality – swimmable rivers and what organisms can live in these rivers

12noon John Bright, Managing Director, Aqualinc Research Ltd
Management of water quantity in Canterbury

12.25pm to 1.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Mark Fitzpatrick, Business Manager, Ravensdown Environmental
The role of agribusiness to improve the uptake and adoption of technology to improve water quality

1.25pm Dr David Chapman, Principal Scientist, DairyNZ
Management options for dairy farms for reducing nitrate leaching

1.50pm Prof Keith Cameron, Lincoln University
Reducing environmental impacts of dairy farming

2.15pm Andrew Curtis, CEO, Irrigation New Zealand
Irrigation in Canterbury for agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability

2.40pm Dr Steve Thomas, Soil Scientist, Plant & Food Research
What tools are available to help people manage the water resource better? 

3.05pm Craige MacKenzie, Farmer
Precision agriculture for improved water management

 3.30pm Closing Remarks – Prof Jon Hickford 

3.45pm NZIAHS Annual General Meeting (All members welcome) 


October 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Stewart 1, Lincoln University
Ellesmere Junction Rd
Lincoln, Canterbury 7647 New Zealand
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Jenny Taylor