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Wetland Restoration Symposium 12-14 Feb 2014

- Water and Wetlands: from Droughts to Storms

The 6th National Wetland Restoration Symposium was held in Auckland, at the Mt Albert Unitec campus, Feb 2014.

The organising committee included representatives from the National Wetland Trust, Auckland Council, Unitec, NZ Landcare Trust, Forest and Bird, and Wildland Consultants.

Over 180 delegates attended, enjoying a range of topics, including the links between wetlands and climate, coping with weather extremes when restoring wetlands, and a special focus on urban wetlands and the role of constructed wetlands (stormwater and treatment) wetlands.

Keynote speakers included New Zealander of the Year 2013, Dame Anne Salmond and Dr Dave Campbell (Waikato University).

Thanks to our key sponsors

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and to our key supporters:

Auckland Forest and Bird
New Zealand Landcare Trust
Wildland Consultants

Here are the slides of some of the presentations (note that some are large files). You can also read abstracts for all of the presentations in the Programme Handbook (4.5mb file)

Dame Anne Salmond (keynote) Wetlands and Wai Ora (4.2 mb)
Dr. Dave Campbell (Keynote): Peatlands, Carbon and Climate Change (3.8 mb)
Hall K. Wetlands and Flood Management (5 mb)
McCaughn Pest fish in Travis Wetland (3.5 mb)
Robertson H National Wetland Hydrology Database (6 mb) Bellgard Willow control with mycoherbicide (2.7 mb)
Keyte-Beattie Wire rush and CO2 (2.2 mb)
Griffiths Aerial Laser Scanning for Willows (3.7 mb)

Henwood W. Restoring Tangonge Lake and Wetland (0.3 mb) Thompson K Hydrology of wetlands in farmland (1.5 mb)

Clarkson B Using plants to delineate wetlands (1.2 mb)
Landers T. Restored vs Natural Wetlands (1.4 mb)

Bates K Environmental outcomes for Avon-Otakaro (3 mb)
Tanner C What's floating in your cocktail (3.3 mb)

Greig D Mudfish and Highways (2.7 mb)
Griffen J Gumlands: Dry wetlands (3.4 mb)

Kelly S Urban tidal creeks (4 mb)
Beech M O Tu Wharekai (5 mb)

Burger D Catchment response for Waituna (2.4 mb)
Crisp P Setting limits for wetlands (0.8 mb)

Davie T Limit setting for Te Waihora (1.3mb)
Denyer K Sorting the good plants from the bad (1.9 mb)

Several presentations on wetlands presented at earlier conferences for the Arawai Kakariki project are available to view below:

Blair Thornburrow: Hydrology of Whangamarino wetland (2.9 Mb)

Kerry Bodmin: Willow management in Whangamarino wetland (1 Mb)

Emily Atkinson: Ruppia in Waituna Lagoon  (1.7 Mb)

Bev Clarkson: Wetland types (814 kb)

Brian Sorrell: Nutrient standards (1.5 Mb)

Hugh Robertson: Wetland protection (534 kb)

Alastair Suren: Effect of wetland condition on invertebrates (2 Mb)


Last updated 17 February 2014