Decision makers at all levels are seeking pragmatic, evidence-based advice from environmental experts. NIWA’s science provides high quality insights to underpin important decisions, and innovative solutions.
The Statement of Core Purpose spells out why the Government owns Crown Research Institutes and what it expects from them. In particular, it defines the areas of operation in which each CRI is the lead agency, and those in which it will collaborate with others to achieve the required outcomes.
NIWA’s goal is to provide the science to help New Zealanders manage the transition to a sustainable future, whilst aiming for least harm or lightest environmental footprint during our research activities.