SHMAK videos

In 2018, NIWA, in collaboration with Nelson City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC), Auckland Council (AC) and Northland Regional Council (NRC) developed a series of instructional videos covering:

  • An overview of the Stream Health Monitoring and Assessment Kit (SHMAK), including its components and its core applications for water monitoring,
  • Correct procedures for carrying out the measurements for each component of the SHMAK, including health and safety around rivers and streams, collection of water samples, measurement of visual water clarity, observations of periphyton cover, collection of macroinvertebrate samples, and assessments of stream habitat quality.

The videos were funded by an Envirolink Large Advice Grant (1911-NLCC103) with additional funding provided by Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and Wellington City Council (WCC).