Pollution

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It may be rubbish to everyone else, but to Amanda Valois each little scrap of plastic on a river bank or in a waterway tells a valuable story.
A new method of testing air quality in towns around New Zealand has been developed by NIWA scientists that could revolutionise the way communities can measure and control pollution.

The statement made by NIWA Principal Scientist, Dr Keith Lassey in a TV3 news story about methane (22 Dec 2009) is correct.

The concentration of methane in the atmosphere is rising, according to measurements made by NIWA.

Our work

NIWA has developed an Urban Stormwater Contaminant (USC) model to enable urban planners to predict sedimentation and heavy metal accumulation in estuaries and identify problem areas in order to target mitigation measures.
It may be rubbish to everyone else, but to Amanda Valois each little scrap of plastic on a river bank or in a waterway tells a valuable story.
A new method of testing air quality in towns around New Zealand has been developed by NIWA scientists that could revolutionise the way communities can measure and control pollution.

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 NIWA's third Alumni Update – an e-newsletter for past NIWA employees.

Welcome to NIWA's second Alumni Update – an e-newsletter for past NIWA employees.

This month we bring you a full-length edition of FWU, with national river flow and water quality maps and information, and updates on three research projects.

In the past half century, mangroves have increased in extent in estuaries and tidal creeks throughout the upper half of the North Island.

Estuarine restoration research is relatively new in New Zealand and has been largely instigated by community groups that have become increasingly concerned with the decline of plant and animal species.

The statement made by NIWA Principal Scientist, Dr Keith Lassey in a TV3 news story about methane (22 Dec 2009) is correct.

The concentration of methane in the atmosphere is rising, according to measurements made by NIWA.

NIWA has developed an Urban Stormwater Contaminant (USC) model to enable urban planners to predict sedimentation and heavy metal accumulation in estuaries and identify problem areas in order to target mitigation measures.
 

All staff working on this subject

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Principal Scientist - Aquatic Pollution
Phone: +64-7-859-1807
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Aquatic Chemist
Phone: +64-9-375-2058
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Riparian and Wetland Scientist
Phone: +64-7-838-8361
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Land and Water Scientist
Phone: +64-7-856-1794
Air Quality Scientist
Phone: +64-9-375-2096
Aquatic Biogeochemist
Phone: +64-7-856-1776
Principal Scientist - Aquatic Pollution
Phone: +64-7-856-1792
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Freshwater Ecologist
Phone: +64-7-856-1795
Atmospheric Scientist
Phone: +64-4-386-0929
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Catchment Modeller
Phone: +64-7-859-1857
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Air Quality Technician
Phone: +64-9-375-2075
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Urban Aquatic Scientist
Phone: +64-9-375-2043
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