Call for Abstracts


The conference will provide a forum to participate in the industry and share the knowledge, experience, emergent technology and research, which in turn will ensure that we as a collective rise to the challenge of providing the best environmental outcomes for our waterways. Papers are sought on any topic of interest to the full spectrum of the stormwater industry including but not limited to:

Themes/Sub Themes 

  • Indigenous Water
  • Naturalising Te Ao Māori values
  • Integrating Te Aranga principles
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Stormwater Management
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Success Stories/Case Studies
  • Resilience
  • Engaging Communities
  • Climate Change
  • Safety in Design
  • Integrated Design

Why Present?

We’re inviting water professionals and anyone with an interest in stormwater, to submit an abstract proposal that presents a challenging and practical perspective on any of the conference themes. Present a paper and share your experiences globally.

It is also an opportunity to:
1. Profile your research, project or initiatives
2. Expand your network connections with potentially hundreds of water professionals and exhibiting companies
3. Develop your professional experience
4. Keep up-to-date on the latest industry trends and information

There are two options:

1) Short Abstract, Full Paper: A 500-word abstract is to be submitted for review. On acceptance to the programme, a full paper is to be prepared and submitted for review in March 2020.

2) Longer Abstract, Presentation Only: A longer 1,500-word abstract is to be submitted for review. On acceptance to the programme presentation materials are to be prepared and submitted for review in April 2020

Key Dates

  • Call for abstracts open – Friday 1 November
  • Call for abstracts close – Wednesday 4 December
  • Abstracts reviewed – Friday 6 – Friday 13 December
  • Authors notified – Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 December
  • Call for Innovation Show case ideas – Thursday 12 December – Friday 1 May
  • Draft Programme on website – Wednesday 15 January
  • Final Papers (long) and Speaker Bio’s – Friday 4 March
  • Final Papers Reviewed – Tuesday 3 March – Thursday 26 March
  • Final Programme confirmed – Friday 10 April
  • Presentations due for long abstracts – Friday 15 April
  • Short abstracts presentation due –Wednesday 20 May


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