Delegates to the NZFSS ‘Freshwater on the edge’ conference 2016 will be treated to something special in Southland this December.
The overarching theme of the conference is ‘Freshwater on the edge’ and reflects the push towards the edge of our scientific knowledge, including the scientific innovation to maintain and restore the health of some of our special freshwater resources. In cases, we may be approaching tipping points for some of our lakes, rivers and estuaries. Can we bring them back from the edge? This conference will provide a forum for sharing scientific and environmental knowledge with the concept of ‘ki uta ki tai’ running throughout. Leading edge science, restoring important ecosystems and looking to the future of freshwater science are just some of the topics to be covered at this years’ conference.
Every year, more than a million visitors come to admire the beauty of Southland's environment; from our world heritage parks, internationally recognised wetlands, to our great walks and ancient forests. Rivers traverse the land and spill into the mighty lakes of Te Anau, Manapouri and Hauroko (New Zealand's deepest lake) and down to internationally recognised estuaries and wetlands before joining the sea where they meet the longest coastline of any region in the country.
State of the art sporting facilities, successful family businesses and innovative attractions create memories that will be hard to forget. Southland is known for its friendly people, wide open streets and captivating scenery. Conference delegates will be treated to a Southland experience, and we can’t wait to welcome you south to the 'Freshwater on the edge’, conference at the Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill.