Water & Atmosphere 11, November 2014

The November 2014 edition of NIWA's flagship publication, Water & Atmosphere.

A PDF copy is also available, and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Water & Atmosphere 11, November 2014 [2.59MB]

Stream of dreams

Our streams, rivers and lakes should be home to over 40 native species of freshwater fish and hundreds of plant life species and invertebrates – many found only in New Zealand. Where are they?

Betting the farm

New Zealand’s rain fuels world-leading agriculture, but the challenge for farmers is when and how much? Mark Blackham went to Fieldays this year to find out how technology is helping the farmer understand weather.

Not warming to climate change

The latest climate change reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reinforce the urgent need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions as well as to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Michelle Sutton finds that the news is mixed for New Zealand’s agricultural sector.

C-CALMing the waters

When Northland Regional Council (NRC) and Whangarei District Council (WDC) joined forces in 2011 to develop a wide-ranging strategy for improving water quality in Whangarei Harbour, they needed a reliable estimation of the contaminant load affecting the harbour, and an accurate analysis of where key contaminants were coming from.