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Abstracts Template


The conference committee would like to invite additional poster abstracts from full time Students.  Poster submission is re-opened until Monday 2 October.

To submit please format your abstract using the instructions below and email it to

The conference will be a series of exciting sessions convened by experts in their respective fields.

We are also keen to hear about all the awesome work everyone is doing to make Living with Urban Rivers work for everyone. We would like to invite those working on the topic to present at this year’s NZ River’s Group conference.

There will be limited spaces in the programme for oral presentations as well as unlimited spaces for posters.

We are looking for work that covers a wide variety of topics linked to the concept of living with urban rivers, not just engineering or geomorphology.


Abstract Submission / Presentation Guidelines:
  1. Download the Abstract Template document and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc or .docx document to your computer.

  2. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words

  3. All abstracts are to be submitted via the submission portal by 10th September 2023.

  4. All abstracts must be correctly formatted before they can be reviewed. If the Abstract is incorrectly formatted it may be returned to you for formatting prior to review.

  5. All presenters will be notified of confirmed presentation type (oral or poster) and acceptance by 15th Sept 2023.

  6. Poster format - A0 portrait orientation

  7. Please print your poster and bring it with you to conference

  8. Poster boards with velcro dots will be supplied at conference 

  9. Posters should be on display throughout the conference

  10. All presenters should be present, at their poster, during the poster session to answer questions about their work

  11. Posters should be removed following the lunch session on Friday afternoon

  12. Any posters remaining by 3.30pm will be removed and recycled

  13. If your presentation is selected for oral presentation you will be given further details at the time of notification.  The length of oral presentations will be 15mins

Abstract Submission
Topics could include, but are not limited to:
Geomorphology & Ecology
Mātauranga Māori
Policy & planning 
Emergency Management
Community Engagement


  • Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • A condition of acceptance is that at least one author presents, in person, at the conference.   

  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final programme. The deadline for presenting author registration is 6 October 2023. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to authors or presenters.

  • Student Prizes are available to full-time students only, if you qualify and would like to be considered please select this option when submitting your abstract.

  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure the accuracy of the content, spelling, grammar and formatting of the abstract, as it will be published as it is submitted.

  • By submitting an abstract, you also grant the Committee permission to share the live version of your presentation to other registered attendees, publish the abstract and presentation in the Conference Proceedings in hard copy and/or electronic format.


Notification of acceptance has been sent via email to the submitting author on the 15th of Sept 2023.




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