Causes and effects of water quality degradation - publications

These are some recent publications related to the Causes and effects of water quality degradation programme.


Ballantine, D.J., Tanner, C.C. (2013). Controlled drainage systems to reduce contaminant losses and optimise productivity from New Zealand pastoral systems: A review. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 56:171-185.

Bayer, T.K., Burns, C.W., Schallenberg, M. (2013). Application of a numerical model to predict impacts of climate change on water temperatures in two deep, oligotrophic lakes in New Zealand. Hydrobiologia, (in press).

Borne, K.E., Fassman, E.A., Tanner, C.C. (2013). Floating treatment wetland retrofit to improve stormwater pond performance for suspended solids, copper and zinc. Ecological Engineering, 54: 173-182.

McBride, G.B., Stott, R., Miller, W., Bambic, D., Wuertz, S. (2013). Discharge-based QMRA for estimation of public health risks from exposure to stormwater-borne pathogens in recreational waters in the United States, Water Research, doi: 10.1016/j.waters.2013.06.001.

McDowell, R.W., Snelder, T., Cox, N., Booker, D., Wilcock, R.J. (2013).  Establishment of reference or baseline conditions of chemical indicators in New Zealand streams and rivers relative to present conditions.  Marine and Freshwater Research 64: 387-400.

Smith, I., Schallenberg, M. (2013). Occurrence of the agricultural nitrification inhibitor, dicyandiamide, in surface waters and its effects on nitrogen dynamics in an experimental aquatic system. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 164: 23-31.

Tanner, C.C., Howard-Williams, C., Tomer, M., Lowrance, R. (2013). Bringing together science and policy to protect and enhance wetland ecosystem services in agricultural  landscapes. Ecological Engineering, 56: 1-4.

Tanner, C.C., Kadlec R.H. (2013). Influence of hydrological regime on wetland attenuation of diffuse agricultural nitrate losses. Ecological Engineering, 56: 79-88.

Verburg, P., Antenucci, J.P. (2013). Correction to Persistent unstable atmospheric boundary layer enhances sensible and latent heat loss in a tropical great lake: Lake Tanganyika. Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres. 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50464.

Verburg, P., Horrox, J., Chaney, E., Rutherford, J.C., Quinn, J.M., Wilcock, R.J., Howard-Williams, C.W. (2013). Effects of nutrient loading on the trophic state of Lake Brunner. Marine and Freshwater Research 64: 436-446 

Wilcock, R.J., Monaghan, R.M., McDowell, R.W., Verburg, P., Horrox, J., Chagué-Goff, C., Duncan, M., Rutherford, A., Zemansky, G., Scarsbrook, M., Wright-Stow, A., Howard-Williams, C., Cotton, S. (2013). Managing pollutant inputs from pastoral dairy farming to maintain water quality of a lake in a high-rainfall catchment. Marine and Freshwater Research 64: 447-459 

Wilcock, R.J., Monaghan, R.M., Quinn, J.M., Srinivasan, M.S., Houlbrooke, D.J., Duncan, M.J., Scarsbrook, M.R. (2013). Trends in water quality of five dairy farming streams in responses to changing farm management and adoption of best practice: the benefits of long-term monitoring at the catchment scale. Marine and Freshwater Research (in press). 

Wilcock, R.J., Monaghan, R.M., Wright-Stow, A. (2013). Best practice dairying catchments for sustainable growth.  2013 Update. 


Lill, A.W.T., Closs, G.P., Schallenberg, M., Savage, C. (2012). Impact of Berm Breaching on Hyperbenthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Intermittently Closed Estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts, 35: 155-168

McBride, G. (2012). Action needed on knowledge gaps in catchment microbial modelling. Water 21 (International Water Association), June, 57.

McBride, G., Ross, T., Dufour, A. (2012). Comparative Risk Analysis. Chapter 10. In: J. Bartram, R. Bos, R. & A. Dufour (Eds). Animal waste, water quality and human health. Geneva: World Health Organization; London: International Water Association Publishers, pp. 361–414.

McBride, G., Savill, M., Ferguson, C., Kay, D. (2012). lnternational Conference on Health-Related Water Microbiology: Extreme Events and "The Rotorua Declaration", Water (NZ) 174: 12–13. 

Moores, J., Gadd, J., Pattinson, P., Hyde, C., Miselis, P. (2012). Field evaluation of media filtration stormwater treatment devices. NZ Transport Agency research report 493. 255pp.

Schallenberg, M., Goff, J., Harper, M.A. (2012). Gradual, catastrophic and human induced environmental changes from a coastal lake, southern New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology, 273-274: 48-57. 


Elliott, A. H., Oehler,F., Schmidt, J., Ekanayake, J.C. (2011). Sediment modelling with fine temporal and spatial resolution for a hilly catchment. Hydrological Processes, 10.1002/hyp.8445.

Elliott, A.H., Basher, L. (2011). Modelling of Sediment Flux: A Review of New Zealand Catchment-Scale Approaches. Journal of
Hydrology (NZ) 50:143-160 

Howard-Williams, C., Davies-Colley, R., Rutherford, K., Wilcock, R. (2011). Diffuse pollution and freshwater degradation: New Zealand approaches to solutions. Pp 126-140. In: van Bochove, E; Vanrolleghem, P.A.; Chambers, P.A.; Thériault, G.; Novotná, B. and Burkart, M.R. (eds.). Issues and Solutions to Diffuse Pollution: Selected Papers from the 14th International Conference of the IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group, DIPCON 2010. Conférence sur la pollution diffuse 2010 inc., Québec, Québec, CANADA. 495 pages.

Oehler, F., Elliott, A.H. (2011). Predicting stream N and P concentrations from loads and catchment characteristics at regional scale: A concentration ratio method. Science of the Total Environment (409): 5392-5402.

Tanner, C.C.; Sukias, J.P.S. (2011). Multi-year nutrient removal performance of three constructed wetlands intercepting drainage flows from grazed pastures. Journal of Environmental Quality 40: 620-633.


Moores J, P Pattinson and C Hyde. 2010. Enhancing the control of contaminants from New Zealand's roads: results of a road runoff sampling programme. New Zealand Transport Agency research report 395. 161pp.


Dodd, M., Wilcock B., Parminter, T. (2009). Review of recent catchment-based research in New Zealand. Prepared by AgResearch and NIWA for Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Moores, J., Gadd, J., Wech, J. & Flanagan, M. 2009. Haytons Stream Catchment Water Quality Investigation. Environment Canterbury report R09/105.


McDowell, R.W.; Wilcock, R.J. (2008). Water quality and the effects of different pastoral animals. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 56(6): 289-296.

Moores, J. and Pattinson, P. 2008. Performance of a Sediment Retention Pond Receiving Chemical Treatment. Auckland Regional Council Technical Report TR2008-021.

Wilcock, R.J. (2008). Land–water interactions: Impacts on the aquatic environment. In: McDowell, R.W. (ed.) Environmental Impacts of Pasture-based Farming. Chapter 3, pp75-97. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.

Wilcock, R.J.; Elliott, S.; Hudson, N.; Parkyn, S.; Quinn, J. (2008). Climate change mitigation for agriculture: water quality benefits and costs. Water Science & Technology 58(11): 2093-2099. 

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