News

Events, announcements, workshops - stakeholder and community outreach activities of the SMART project.

Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction Workshop | September 04, 2015
Held from 31st August to 1st September 2015 at Wellington, this workshop brought together researchers and water managers to discuss GW-SW interaction and share approaches for its measurement and management.

Geospatial Office mentions SMART PhD student

The New Zealand Geospatial Office (NZGO) released a news article that mentions SMART project activities in the realm of OGC geospatial web services and standards (Link).

SMART at the SCANZ 2013: 3RD NATURE WĀNANGA-SYMPOSIUM in Taranaki | February 01, 2013

The SMART project was presented at the SCANZ 2013: 3RD NATURE WĀNANGA-SYMPOSIUM in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand from February 1 - 3, 2013.

SMART at the Hydrological Society Conference in Nelson | November 27, 2012

The SMART project was presented at the Hydrological Society Conference, 27-30th November, 2012, in beautiful Nelson, New Zealand

Data Access and Visualisation Workshop - Hydrological Society Conference, Nelson | November 26, 2012

Currently, there are many exciting developments in web-based data access and visualisation for hydrology. This workshop connected developers and NZHS members with an interest in computer applications to hydrology and advanced data sharing and synthesis capabilities, from New Zealand and overseas, for hydrological assessment and management of surface water and groundwater. Many project presentations had a strong emphasis on the OGC geospatial standards and web services.

SMART at the GI_Forum conference in Salzburg | July 03, 2012

The SMART project was present at the GI_Forum conference from July 3-6, 2012 in Salzburg, Austria, with a full paper and oral presentation.

SMART at the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane | August 05, 2012

The SMART project was present at the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane, Australia from August 5 - 10, 2012 with two conference papers.

PhD positions in the SMART project - closed | March 03, 2012

Four PhD positions were available in the SMART project. Applications are closed.

Groundwater Research Workshop: Stakeholder Views on Priorities | December 7, 2011

Roughly 60 stakeholders participated in a 2-hour workshop that was facilitated by scientists to obtain guidance on groundwater research to be conducted in New Zealand over the next ca. ten years. Emphasis was on guidance for existing and newly established research programmes, although concepts for new research programmes were also discussed. The format of the workshop allowed for efficient and interactive discussion over the following themes, which were judged by the workshop facilitators to be of highest priority in regard to directing future groundwater research.

SMART Aquifer Characterisation Workshop - September 28, 2011

A stakeholder workshop was held on 28 September 2011 by videoconference between Wairakei, Christchurch and Dunedin. Its purpose was to obtain from stakeholders a preliminary steer on: 1) the completeness of proposed information needs to be addressed and methods to be employed in the programme; 2) criteria for selection of suitable test catchments; and 3) systems for effective programme governance. The workshop was attended by nine researchers from the SMART programme and twelve stakeholder representatives from Ministry for the Environment, NIWA and five regional authorities. 

Better Groundwater Management Workshop | June 29, 2011 at Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand

On the 29th of June 2011 the Better Groundwater Management workshop connected stakeholders from central and local government, research and academic organisations, NGOs, Iwi and private sector organisations with an interest in geospatial solutions that support New Zealand's groundwater sustainability and related economic activities.