6th International Palaeoflood Conference

29.01 - 31.01.2020  
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Contact person:
Ian C. Fuller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 6th International Palaeoflood Conference will be held from 29-31 January 2020 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Field trip

The conference will be preceded by a two-day pre-conference fieldtrip starting from Auckland airport on Monday 27 January and concluding in Palmerston North on Tuesday 28 January. Attendance on this fieldtrip is limited to 20 participants.


Massey University
Palmerston North


The theme for this event is "Understanding the past to prepare for the future". The need for robust reconstructions of flood histories is ever more pressing in an era of rapid global change.

Improved understanding of past river behaviour and flood series extension are required to properly inform and prepare river managers, and society as a whole, for what the future may bring for our rivers and floodplains.

Anyone working on floods: past, present, and future is welcome to attend.

The conference theme aims to emphasise the inherent value in understanding flood histories in order to better understand future floods and prepare society for these events. Pure and applied research that is broadly relevant to this theme is welcome.

Key dates

Abstracts due: 30 September 2019
Earlybird registration closes: 31 October 2019
Registrations close: 1 December 2019

Further information

Please see the conference website for further details of the programme including fieldtrips, abstract submission and registration:

Questions can be sent to Professor Ian C. Fuller: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.