A project to explore whether kākahi (native freshwater mussels) can be used to help clean up New Zealand lakes has taken a step forward, with the launch of bioremediation rafts in Lake Ohinewai in the Waikato.
Freshwater Update 83, April 2020
15 April 2020
Freshwater Update 83 brings you the latest information from our Freshwater & Estuaries Centre.
NIWA and the Sustainable Coastlines charitable organisation are collaborating to develop ‘source-to-sea’ methods to trace the movement of litter from stormwater systems, through rivers, to coastlines.
In a new feature, we’re introducing some of the freshwater scientists and technicians who have recently joined NIWA. First up is Kristy Hogsden, a freshwater ecologist in Christchurch.
An underwater invader recently brought key agencies and organisations including Land Information New Zealand, NIWA, Otago Regional Council, Boffa Miskell, Department of Conservation, Ministry for Primary Industries, Fish and Game and Lake Guardians, together in Wanaka.
Delivering data at the right time and in the right form has been an important component of the Irrigation Insight programme and it is paying dividends for the pilot farmers.