Call for Abstracts

The 2019 Water New Zealand Conference & Expo will be held at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton from 18-20 September 2019.

This is the main event for the water industry in New Zealand. The breadth of our industry calls for a wide and diverse programme of topics to be showcased at this event.

Following on from the recent call for expressions of interest for the Thought Leadership stream, we are now calling for abstracts for papers to populate the technical programme. We are keen for the conference to be relevant to hot current topics in the industry.

Submit your abstract here

Young Author Award

The Young Author of the Year award is to encourage the participation of young water professionals and the eligibility criteria is detailed below.

  • Lead author to be under 30 years of age at conference time or within two years of graduation
  • Support author to be responsible for mentoring author and reviewing paper
  • Lead author must present paper, with support from support author
  • Paper will be judged in both Paper of the Year and Young Author of the Year categories.


Abstracts submitted must be a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 500 words, excluding title and authors.

Font used should be Times New Roman or Arial size 11 and must be submitted in the same format as the Abstract Template and the example abstract.

Call for Abstracts closes at 5pm on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

If accepted into the programme, a full paper must be submitted for review by 5.00pm on Friday 12 July 2019. The abstract in the final paper will be 200 words. Presentations will be limited to 30 minutes, which includes 5-8 minutes for questions and discussion.

At the time of loading your abstract you will be given the opportunity to upload an optional, short 2 minute video about your abstract.   You will be asked to paste the URL of your video (YouTube or similar) into the applicable section of your abstract submission.

Click here to view the 2019 Abstract and Paper Guidelines

Paper Selection

The selection of papers to be presented will be determined by an abstract peer review process guided by the Technical Committee. Scoring will be based on:

  • Wider applicability
  • Demonstrated results and conclusions
  • Relevance to the current state of the industry
  • Content, including innovation
  • Clarity and quality

Note that papers and posters will not be eligible for prizes if they have been substantially published or presented at regional or national conferences worldwide.

Papers will be eligible for consideration for inclusion in the Conference programme, despite the fact that they have been substantially published or presented at regional or national conferences worldwide.

If you are eligible for the Young Author Award, please ensure that you confirm this at the time you upload your abstract.

Submit your abstract here

Disciplines / Topics

Please indicate which discipline(s) or topics the proposed paper will cover. This will greatly assist in defining the conference programme and assigning markers to the abstracts.

Disciplines / Topics :
  •       Wastewater Treatment
  •       Water Treatment
  •       Asset Management Planning
  •       Hydrogeology
  •       Studies of the Natural Environment
  •       Pipeline Design
  •       Customer Support
  •       Science
  •       Network Planning
  •       Consenting
  •       Strategic Planning
  •       Hydrology
  •       Industry capability (training)
  •       Data Management
  •       Operations
  •       River Engineering
  •       Backflow
  •       Water Efficiency
  •       Small Water Systems
  •       Stormwater
  •       Trade Waste
  •       Modelling
  •       Trenchless Technology

Submit your abstract here