Water & Atmosphere

NIWA’s flagship publication, published three times a year, showcases our latest research, and examines resource management issues across all sectors. It keeps you informed with news briefs, intrigued with stories about our amazing biodiversity, and fascinated with spectacular photo spreads.

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NIWA's flagship publication returns after a year away, with features on water quality, farmed hapuka, the Hector's dolphin, great white sharks and bio-fuel from wastewater.

As a project to celebrate the creativity of the Principal Scientists at NIWA in Hamilton, David Roper and Stephanie Parkyn have created a series of photographs that depict the inspirations behind the scientists’ work. ‘Waterworks’, on the front cover, refers to Dr Chris Tanner’s pioneering use of constructed wetlands to treat wastewaters. See the images created for the other scientists at Inspired minds: curiosity and imagination in science.