Water in Canterbury – our vital resource

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Water in Canterbury – our vital resource

October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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9.00am Welcome

9.05am Opening Address – Tom Lambie ONZM, Councillor, ECan

9.30am Prof Sir Tipene O’Regan, Ngai Tahu Research Centre
The stewardship of our vital resource

9.55am Prof Richard McDowell, Lincoln University
Where have we got to with Our Land & Water Science Challenge for improving water quality in New Zealand

10.20am Morning Tea

10.45am Stefanie Rixecker, Director of Science, ECan
How do we improve the management of this resource – quantity and quality?

11.10am John Bright, Managing Director, Aqualinc Research Ltd
Management of water quantity in Canterbury

11.35am Dr Rebecca Stott, Environmental Health – Microbiology Scientist, NIWA
Define water quality – swimmable rivers and what organisms can live in these rivers

12noon Bob Bower, Principal Hydrologist, Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec
Integrated Water Management using the tools of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR): Hekaeo/Hinds Catchment, Canterbury

12.25pm to 1.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Mark Fitzpatrick, Business Manager, Ravensdown Environmental
The role of agribusiness to improve the uptake and adoption of technology to improve water quality

1.25pm Dr David Chapman, Principal Scientist, DairyNZ
Current management options for dairy farms for reducing nitrate leaching

1.50pm Prof Keith Cameron ONZM, Lincoln University
Reducing environmental impacts of dairy farming in the future

2.15pm Andrew Curtis, CEO, Irrigation New Zealand
Irrigation in Canterbury for agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability

2.40pm Dr Steve Thomas, Soil Scientist, Plant & Food Research
In tune with the environment – the pathway to more efficient on-farm irrigation 

3.05pm Craige MacKenzie, Farmer
Precision agriculture for improved water management

 3.30pm Closing Remarks



October 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Stewart 1, Stewart Lecture Theatre, Lincoln University, Lincoln
Ellesmere Junction Rd
Lincoln, Canterbury 7647 New Zealand
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Jenny Taylor
+64 9 812 8506