Water experts to gather in Nelson

Water experts from around the world and New Zealand will be in Nelson next week for the New Zealand Hydrological Society conference.

The opening addresses will be given at the Rutherford Hotel next Tuesday, November 27, by society president and Tasman District Council water scientist Joseph Thomas and Nelson MP Nick Smith.

The conference, from Tuesday to Friday, features a string of keynote speakers who are experts in their field, beginning with the vice-president of the Korean Water Resources Association, Professor Joong Hoon Kim. He will be followed by Stuart Kirk, head of evidence strategy (water availability and quality programme) for Britain's Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs.