Modelling Events

The Modelling Group is involved in various events, such as regional meetings and conferences throughout the year.

Regional Meetings

The Modelling Group holds a number of regional events throughout the country each year. View the Water New Zealand events page to find the latest Modelling event in your region.

Past presentations from the regional meetings can be found here.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for regional meetings, please contact the Modelling Group Liaison.

Modelling Symposium

The Modelling Symposium is held each year in March. Visit the Events Calendar to see when the next Symposium is scheduled for.

The most recent symposium was held in Wellington 2019. A copy of the programme is available here and copies of the presentations are available below:


The Future of Modelling - WSP-Opus

Estimation of Peak Discharges in Flood or Tsunami Waves - Alastair Barnett

Growing Pains - The Western Water Story - Dan Stevens and Heath Miles

Excellence in Water - A WWF Tunnel System for Toronto - Tom Scott

From data to model, taking it all for the NPS-UDC - Cedric Papion

Flood Modelling of the Waiohine River, Wairarapa - Matthew Gardner

Watercare Strategic Transformation Programme and Modelling - Mike Dunstone and Brendon Harkness


Developing the Wellington Interceptor Story Map - Hywel Lewis and Danny Curtis

Good relationship between operations and hydraulic modellers - Zoran Pilipovic and Mike Dunstone

RM Clayton Water Reclamation Centre - Tom Scott

Optimising the Heathcote Catchment Storage - Antoinette Tan

Assessment of Impacts of Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) on Receiving Environment - Habib Ahsan

HIRDS v4 - What is the impact on models and designs - Rene van Lierop

Projecting Growth for Modelling - Mark Baker

Advancements in optical bathymetry techniques - Wang Me (available on request -