The New Zealand Hydrological Society (Incorporated) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1961.

Our mission is:
To further the science of hydrology and its application to the understanding and management of New Zealand's water resources by:

  • promoting hydrological research,
  • promoting education in all aspects of hydrology,
  • disseminating information through the publication of a scientific journal, newsletters, and other appropriate means,
  • hosting meetings and conferences for the interchange of research findings, information and experience, and
  • any other activities considered appropriate by the Executive from time to time.

Who are we?

We are a mix of New Zealand and overseas individuals and subscribing organisations with an interest in water and its wise use. We are scientists, technicians, consultants, hydrologists, engineers, biologists, climatologists, teachers, students, resource managers, policy makers, and others.

Why join?

  • Gain access to the latest New Zealand hydrological information
  • Receive the Society's Journal and newsletter (Current)
  • Access the discussion listserver with 550+ society members
  • Participate in upcoming Society symposia and workshops

What do we do?

  • Run symposia and workshops
  • Produce books on hydrological topics that are relevant to New Zealanders
  • Publish the Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) twice a year
  • Produce the Society's newsletter, Current, 2 or 3 times per year.
  • Make scientific and strategy submissions to the New Zealand government
  • Partly fund appropriate travel grants for members

How do you reach us?

  • New Zealand Hydrological Society, PO Box 12300, Wellington 6038, New Zealand.
  • Email:
  • Phone +64 3 928 0620

The Society is grateful to Aqualinc for their annual sponsorship.