This is the homepage of the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management; a teaching and research centre based at both University of Canterbury and Lincoln University.

This website is designed to help you engage with the Centre and its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and qualifications, research programme, and to introduce you to the university staff and students who are involved. It also provides resources to help you learn more about freshwater systems and their response to change, news about upcoming events, links of interest to freshwater in general and to information relevant to Canterbury’s water systems.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you can’t find what you are looking for here, or have feedback on the site in general.


Waterways welcomes Erskine Visiting Professor David Maidment in 2018

Waterways is happy to be hosting Professor David Maidment in semester 1, 2018, as part of the Erskine Fellowship program. While at Waterways, Professor Maidment is coordinating a special topic paper looking at how GIS and integration of monitoring data can support water modelling. For more information on the paper, go here.

David was born and raised in the Wairarapa and obtained his Bachelors Degree in Engineering from the University of Canterbury in 1972. He received his graduate education in the United States and has served on the civil engineering faculty of the University of Texas at Austin since 1981. He has experience in regional water quality assessment in Texas and is returning to University of Canterbury on an Erskine Fellowship, to try to help address the water quality challenges NZ faces. He is the first New Zealand born and educated civil engineer to have been elected to the US National Academy of Engineering. For more on David, go here.