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.

The 2018 Waterways Postgraduate Student Conference Registration now open!

The 2018 Waterways Postgraduate Student Conference has been set for Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Lincoln University. Go here for more information or to register.

UC publishes the science behind detecting whitebait spawning sites using straw bales

The Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management and Marine Ecology Research Group are pleased to announce a new paper published in Ecological Indicators that sets out the science behind using artificial habitats (such as straw bales) to find spawning sites in degraded waterways.

The paper can be viewed and downloaded free of charge until June 15 via the following link:

More information is available in this flyer (PDF, 455kb)