Hydrology

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Flood flows on the Buller River this month were the largest of any river in Aotearoa New Zealand in almost 100 years, NIWA measurements show.
A NIWA scientist is asking for the help of skiers, mountaineers and alpine professionals to collect snow for a new research project.
If you think science and art have nothing in common, think again. At environmental science institute NIWA, it’s all about one inspiring the other.
Now back on dry land, Voyage Leader Richard O'Driscoll reflects on the final days of RV Tangaroa's 2015 Antarctica expedition.

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Bringing together leading scientific organisations and regional councils, this project aims to develop a sophisticated computer modelling framework that will enable users to accurately predict how much freshwater is available, where it has come from, and how quickly it moves through New Zealand catchments.
NIWA has established a network of 11 high elevation meteorological stations aiming to gather information about the amount, extent, seasonal nature and long-term change to snow and ice in alpine regions of New Zealand.
Currently there are gaps in understanding of user decision making processes and public needs and requirements for river forecasting in New Zealand. This project aims to bridge NIWA river forecasting aspirations and capabilities with both the public and decision makers’ requirements.

Latest videos

Hydrology in the Waipori Gorge, Dunedin

For over 100 years Trustpower's Waipori power scheme has supplied Dunedin with hydroelectric power. Our field hydrology team visit the site every three months to take essential measurements of the river flow. We headed out with NIWA environmental technician Elliot Bowie to learn more...

Hydrology Sounds Interesting 2011

The December 2018 New Zealand combined Hydrological and Meteorological Society conference called for a new category of presentation that was short, interesting and artistic. Dr Graeme Smart (NIWA Principal Scientist - Natural Hazards and Hydrodynamics) - took time series of Canterbury hydrologic variables during February 2011 and played these as an orchestral score.

Welcome to Freshwater Update 54. This issue features some of the latest work from our Freshwater and Estuaries teams, Water Quality maps and information and  River flow maps for Autumn.

Latest news from the centre includes: Float your boat! Scientists use hi-tech miniature Q-boat to measure river flows 

Welcome to Freshwater Update for May 2012.

This issue contains news about work from NIWA's Freshwater team, and Water Quality maps and information for the period January, February, March 2012.

As well as the articles below, the following have been added to our website:

Robot spies make new science discoveries in Fiordland's World Heritage Park

A summary and maps of the latest monthly and three-monthly nationwide riverflow information, and our outlook for the coming three months.

Provides remote control and operation of float mounted ADCP/ADPs used for gauging rivers. Its smooth towing speed gives superior results to hand towing.

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All staff working on this subject

Hydro-ecological Modeller
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Surface Water - Groundwater Modeller
Principal Scientist - Natural Hazards and Hydrodynamics
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Hydrology Scientist
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Environmental Monitoring Technician
Environmental Monitoring Technician
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Catchment Modeller
Hydrodynamics Scientist
Regional Manager - Auckland
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