Freshwater Champions Aotearoa New Zealand celebrates individuals and communities who are helping to restore and protect the health of our freshwater. Register now for the inaugural Freshwater Champions Forum.

The forum will begin with two panel discussions featuring experts, champions on the ground and those who are still learning what works best. The topics for these discussions will be:

  • How can catchment groups engage, inspire and leverage for future impact? Chaired by Landcare Trust CEO Nick Edgar
  • Science on the ground – what science can bring to catchment care and how to access it Chaired by Secretary for the Environment and Ministry for the Environment Chief Executive James Palmer

The forum will conclude with the announcement of the 2024 Freshwater Champions and a celebratory joint networking function with attendees from the two-day Our Land and Water Symposium which is being held in the same venue.

They are collecting separate registrations for the Panel Discussions and the Champions Announcement/Networking Function. Please select tickets to BOTH if you want to attend the entire forum or you can book to just attend one or other if you prefer.

Registrations close on 14 May. Tickets are limited. Please let them know ASAP if you have registered and are no longer able to attend.

Location: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington

For more information and to get tickets:

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