Programme for workshops draft 1.docx

A range of free talks on fresh water quality, bees, plant-based diets , composting and more. Held over four days organised by a local Church group. See the programme for more info on topics, times and dates.

Keynote Speakers

Susie Wood is a Scientist at the Cawthron Institute in Nelson, New Zealand.  She obtained her PhD from Victoria University (Wellington) specialising in algal blooms in rivers and lakes. Susie leads and contributes to

 multiple research programmes, supervises students, and regularly undertakes consulting projects for government departments and regional authorities on a range of topics related to cyanobacteria, water quality, molecular ecology and biomonitoring. She co-leads a nationwide programme that aims to obtain an overview of the health of New Zealand’s lakes (

Jonathan Puddick (aka JP) is research scientist from the Cawthron Institute. Originally from Gisborne, he undertook his studies at the University of Waikato (Hamilton) before settling in sunny Nelson. JP’s work involves the development of analytical methods to measure algae and the harmful toxins that some species can produce, which he then applies to better understanding algal ecology in our waterways and how we can better manage toxic cyanobacteria.



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