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Conference 2015: information and registration:

ECO Annual General Meeting open to Members  

AND a Conference open to all:

Dialogues on Fresh Water: navigating impasses and new approaches

28-30 August 2015

University of Canterbury School of Law (Friday evening): a public meeting with an address by Sir Eddie Taihakurei Durie, former Judge of the High Court and Chief Judge of the Waitangi Tribunal.

Addington Haven, 19 Church Square, Addington Christchurch (Saturday and Sunday)

Water is under increasing pressure in Canterbury and throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.  Our current use of and impacts on water are eroding biodiversity, environmental heritage and the values of New Zealanders.

This conference offers dialogues to consider diverse interest interests: environmental, ecosystem, health, commercial, recreational and Maori interests, and the economic attributes of water.

Click here for a flyer and here for a programme.

Regisation and further information

Space is limited at the venues so be in early with your registration.

Further information on the conference and registration form can be found here.


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