Department of Engineering Science

33rd New Zealand Geothermal Workshop (NZGW) 2011

The 2011 33rd New Zealand Geothermal Workshop (NZGW) was a great success, attracting more than 190 attendees to the three-day event.

The three-day event included 67 presentations and a display of technical posters from graduating postgraduate certificate students. The conference also incorporated the NZ Geothermal Association (NZGA) annual general meeting and industry updates.

During the conference, Mighty River Power (MRP) announced a new agreement with The University of Auckland to sponsor a Chair in Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, in support of the re-established Geothermal Institute.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s New Zealand Aid Programme also confirmed support to the geothermal industry through the provision of 25 postgraduate scholarships per year with priority to Indonesia.