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Abstracts Submissions  Closed


There are 2 options for abstract submission:

  • short abstract - up to 300 words; text only - usual AGC format

  • long abstract - up to 2 pages; may include graphs / images - usual NZHS format

  1. Download your preferred Abstract Template document (scroll to the bottom of the page to find the template) and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc or .docx document to your computer.

  2. 2 pg abstracts must not exceed 2 pages (including figures and tables and references) and follow the template format. 

  3. If you wish to submit a short abstract (300 words) - usual AGC format - please use the template / guideline document below

  4. Save your abstract document for upload on the presentation portal.

  5. All abstracts are to be submitted via the presentation portal by end of day (midnight) 8 August 2023. See links on this page.


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.

Please note: there is a limit of 2 abstracts per presenting author.  If possible, papers should be submitted by the presenting author, or at least under the presenting author's name. 

The committee intends to notify all submitting authors of acceptance or changes needed by 8 September.

If you have any questions please email


  • Late submissions will not be accepted. Abstracts Close end of day (midnight) Tuesday 8 August 2023

  • A condition of acceptance is that one author must present in person at the conference.

  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference to ensure their abstract is included in the final programme.

  • Deadline for presenting author registration is 29 September 2023. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to authors or presenters.

  • 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.

  • The committee reserves the right to limit the number of presentations to 1 per person,  if the programme is over-subscribed.

  • By submitting an abstract, you also grant the Organising Committee permission to publish the abstract in the conference proceedings in hard copy and/or electronic format.

Click the links below to view the 2023 poster abstracts and oral abstracts


If you wish to suggest a special session theme please email the following information to 

  • Name of special session

  • Number of papers you expect to be submitted to that theme

  • Name of suggested chair for the special session

You will select a theme from the list below, that best suits your abstract, when you upload your abstract onto the presentation portal.  This indication will help with allocating a reviewer to your paper, however the theme may be changed if reviewers think your paper would better fit another theme OR if the overall submission of papers requires an adjustment to the initial theme list.

If you do not see a theme that works for your abstract there is the option to select Other.

  • Catchments, communities, and integrated management

  • Data: monitoring, visualisation, and management

  • Groundwater Ecosystems

  • Groundwater and surface water interaction

  • Groundwater in Infrastructure

  • Groundwater in Mining

  • Groundwater modelling, history matching and uncertainty analysis

  • Groundwater processes and management

  • Groundwater quality

  • Groundwater quantity

  • Irrigation, drainage and recharge

  • Large-scale climate variability: Extremes, hazards, impacts of climate change

  • Mātauranga Māori/Indigenous Knowledge 

  • Modelling and Prediction

  • Rivers: flow and management

  • Sediment quality and quantity

  • Surface water quality

  • Surface water quantity

  • Translation of science to policy, planning and management

  • NZWaM - NZ Water Model

Abstract Template


There are 2 options for abstract submissions:

  • short abstract - up to 300 words; text only - usual AGC format

  • long abstract - up to 2 pages; may include graphs / images - usual NZHS format

  • please use your preferred template (above)

Submission Portal

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