PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL

8:30 - 9:00

OFFICIAL OPENING

9:00 - 10:30

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Herve Piegay (France) - National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) | Making Room for Rivers: why and how should we do that?

10:30 - 11:00

MORNING TEA 

11:00 - 11:20

Jono Tonkin - University of Canterbury | Ecological consequences of making room for rivers

11:20 - 11:40

Gary Brierley - The University of Auckland | Some scientific considerations in moves to reanimate the strangled rivers of Aotearoa New Zealand

11:40 - 12:00

Dan Hikuroa - The University of Auckland | Let the River Speak

12:00 - 12:30

Q & A - Discussion of morning session

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH - Rivers Group AGM at 1PM

13:30 - 14:30

Student Presentations - Elliot Stevens, Clare Wilkinson, Will Conley, Danielle Cairns

14:30 - 14:50

Community Group Presentation: Sonny Whitelaw - BRaid - Braided River Aid | Mixed Messages: A Braided Rivers Community Engagement Problem

14:50 - 15:10

Community Group Presentation: Dr Amelia Willams - Ngāti Tara Tokanui | More than a room, reconstructing the River whare: the praxis of tupuna narrative

15:10 - 15:40

Community Group Presentation: Gerrard AlbertTe-Ati-Hau-Nui-a-Paparangi | Te Awa Tupua - Managing People within a River's Context

15:45 - 16:45

AFTERNOON TEA - Poster Session

16:45 - 17:15

RiverLink - Virtual Field Trip 

17:15 - 18:30

WELCOME FUNCTION - Lower Hutt Events Centre

19:00 ONWARD

Casual Networking Dinner 

THURSDAY 28 APRIL

9:00 - 10:30

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ralph Schielen (Netherlands) - Rijkswaterstaat - Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Delft University of Technology | Making Room for Rivers: Experiences from the Netherlands

10:30 - 11:00

MORNING TEA 

11:00 - 11:20

Shaun McCracken - Environment Canterbury | Successes and Challenges of Making Room for Canterbury Rivers

11:20 - 11:40

Mark Townsend - Bay of Plenty Regional Council | 2017 Cyclone Debbie Flood Recovery Project 

11:40 - 12:00

Geoff Canham - Geoff Canham Consulting | Kopurererua River - Not just an inner city river realignment

12:00 - 12:30

Q & A - Discussion of morning session

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 - 15:30

Panel Discussion

15:30 - 16:00

Conference Closing

18:00 ONWARD

CONFERENCE DINNER - Bus departs Lower Hutt Events Centre at 6:00pm. Dinner from 7pm at Boneface

FRIDAY 29 APRIL

Wairarapa Field Trip - Kindly sponsored by Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Departs 8.45am Lower Hutt Events Centre - please meet at 8.30am

Conference Registrations are open