Wetlands are important for filtering nutrients, controlling floods, and as wildlife habitats. NIWA has the knowledge and tools support their construction and ongoing management.

  • Freshwater Ecological monitoring

    We offer a range of ecological monitoring tools.
  • Climate change experts tour New Zealand’s coastal wetlands

    Media release
    A group of international scientists are visiting some of New Zealand’s most significant coastal wetlands as part of a five-year research project to help the country adapt and prepare for sea-level rise.
  • Understanding the threat of sea level rise to NZ’s wetlands

    Media release
    Specialised monitoring equipment has been installed in Bay of Plenty estuaries to understand whether our coastal wetlands can survive the threat of inevitable sea-level rise.
  • Constructed wetland guidelines

    Constructed wetlands are a water quality restoration tool that can reduce levels of sediment, nutrients and microbes such as E. coli.
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA)

    To prepare for changes in climate, our freshwater and oceans decision-makers need information on species vulnerability to climate change.
  • Wetlands

    Wetland species and wetland management in New Zealand.
  • Ten years of willow control at Whangamarino Wetland 1999 - 2008

    NIWA review of the ten year Whangamarino willow control programme and evaluation of willow distribution and other wetland vegetation types.
  • Ngā repo o Maniapoto - Maniapoto wetland inventory

    Research Project
    Through the Te Wai Māori fund Ngā Repo o Maniapoto is a collaborative project between NIWA and the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) Whanake Taiao team that looks to develop an inventory of repo and puna (springs) for the Maniapoto rohe.