Training courses

NIWA offers a wide range of courses each year, presented at a number of venues according to need and the level of interest.

Courses are presented at a number of venues according to need and level of interest, and in some instances can include in-house training on the premises of the agency requiring the course.

The NIWA training courses to be offered during 2017 are listed in the table below. Courses are presented at a number of venues according to need and level of interest, and in some instances can include in-house training on the premises of the agency requiring the course. 

The courses that will be listed are tentative and will run only if there is sufficient demand for each course. Enrolments for each course will normally close 3 weeks before the course date listed below. NIWA also runs courses on request tailored to your needs. If your organisation has specific training needs that NIWA could assist with please contact the NIWA Training Coordinator, Heather Scott, to discuss your training needs.

To enrol in one of the courses, please contact us. 

To express your interest in one of the courses below, or make suggestions for other potential course topics, please email us. 

Contact details

training@niwa.co.nz

Other training courses NIWA can offer

NIWA has wide-ranging expertise and can offer training across a wide range of subjects. Some examples of courses that NIWA have previously offered are listed below. Please contact training@niwa.co.nz to express your interest in any of them.

  • Hydrological modelling - lumped catchment models
  • The hydrology of ungauged catchments
  • Managing coastal hazards
  • Managing extreme weather and flooding
  • Identifying New Zealand's native fish
  • Identifying wetland sedges and rushes
  • Identifying algae in rivers and lakes
  • Identifying aquatic macrophytes
  • Introduction to stream invertebrates
  • Identifying marine macroalgae
  • Instream habitat – survey and analysis
  • General environmental data logging
  • Electric fishing for machine operators
  • Electric fishing for machine operators- refresher
  • Targeted riparian management
  • Conservation planning
  • Farm hydrology and diffuse pollution attenuation tools
  • Hydrological statistics
  • Introduction to marine aquaculture
  • Statistical methods for water quality studies
  • Introduction to high intensity rainfall estimation in New Zealand