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How to get your abstract across the line

Are you thinking of submitting an abstract for the suite of 2023 Water New Zealand Conferences?

  • Would you like some help from industry leaders that regularly review abstracts?
  • Do you have an abstract that you would like some help with?
  • Do you want some tips and tricks on how to reel people into your paper?

If you have answer yes to just even one of these questions, then please join Clare Feeney and Linda Norman of the Stormwater Training & Education Subgroup, on 8th November at 1230pm for this interactive workshop.

In 2021 the Stormwater Group created the Water New Zealand Presentation Guide. This will be a series of webinars that will breakdown the guide into bit size pieces.

This webinar is free for everyone to attend.


Clare Feeney

Clare Feeney

Clare Feeney is The Strategic Environmental Trainer, and is a Keynote Speaker, Thought Leader and Consultant. She has a First Class Masters in limestone hydrology and over 30 years’ experience in environmental management and training.

The second edition of her book “How to Change the World – a practical guide to successful environmental training” was published in the UK in 2019.

Clare has worked with factories, farms, waste, rivers, iwi and big construction sites – but she got out of sewage treatment before she fell in!

Linda Norman

Linda Norman

I have 20 years of experience working within both the public and private sector. I immigrated to New Zealand from the United States in 2006 after 10 years working as an oceanographer and 6 years as an environmental engineer.

I spent my early career analysing 100 years of worldwide tidal data and shoreline change as part of a team assessing global sea level rise for NASA and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Following this I spent 4 years with the United States Geological Survey Seafloor Mapping Group analysing shoreline change in response to sea level rise and the fate of large quantities of contaminates dumped off shore.

After 9 years of working with the United States government I moved to private sector environmental engineering. I have designed the hydraulic restoration of several thousand acres of nationally significant coastal wetlands. I went on to map aquifer contamination resulting from activities on several US Military Bases and large industrial complexes, designing remediation protocol of contaminated groundwater.

During my time at ACH Consulting I have used a multidisciplinary approach to engineering. I am proficient in the Auckland Council accepted modelling software HEC- HMS and HEC RAS and familiar with the requirements for resource consent and land development. I work extensively with both stormwater and wastewater engineering including flood reports, stormwater management plans, on-site effluent treatment and disposal systems. I enjoy low impact design, including wetlands flow through filters and rain-gardens. I generally work closely with landscape architects to complete native planting plans for my design work .