Poster Abstract Submissions

Call for Poster Abstracts

The Water New Zealand Conference & Expo 2023 will be held at Tākina Convention and Exhibition Centre, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

After a successful call for technical paper abstracts, we are now looking for a call for poster abstracts to supplement the technical programme and provide further insight into the industry and its people.

The Poster Abstract Portal is now closed.

As per previous years, posters will be printed by the organisers and prominently displayed at the conference. Poster presenters will also have the opportunity to address delegates and judges during the lunch break on Wednesday, 18 October.

Click here to download the 2023 Poster Template

Click here to download the 2023 Poster Guidelines – partial information is outlined below.

Poster updates for 2023

This year, the Technical Committee will vote for the posters based on visual appeal, content and readability.

Poster Guidelines and Instructions

Poster summaries submitted must be a maximum of 200 words, excluding title and authors and must include:

  • Title (no longer than 10 words)
  • Author(s)
  • Keywords (up to 8)
  • References

All poster presenters agree to the following:

  • Design an A0-sized poster and submit by the deadline for printing
  • To be onsite for presentation of the poster to the delegation and to judges.

All poster summaries are subject to approval by Water New Zealand’s Technical Committee.

Entry Criteria

Entries are welcome on any topic of relevance to the water industry, with entries from students particularly encouraged.

The deadline for poster abstracts is Friday, 25 August 2023 and entries must be submitted through the portal.

Judges and Judging Criteria

Posters are assessed by the technical committee on the following criteria;

  • Technical content
  • Practical content
  • Future use
  • Clarity and logic
  • Standard of the verbal presentation

Best Poster Award

The award for best poster will be presented at The Downer Gala Dinner and Awards on Wednesday, 18 October 2023.


  • Poster portal opens: Monday, 10 July 2023
  • Poster portal closes: Friday, 25 August 2023
  • Poster copy due: Friday, 22 September 2023
  • Poster Question and Answer session: Wednesday 18 October 2023 (during the lunch break)


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