Increasing rates of water use in New Zealand are causing changes to the magnitude, duration, timing, rates of change and predictability of fluxes of water in rivers, wetlands, and groundwater systems.
Eutrophication refers to increasing levels of plant nutrients in a water body, and increasing risks that algae and aquatic plants will growth to nuisance levels and degrade water quality.
At night, in the NIWA lab in Hamilton, lamprey have been climbing structures to help scientists understand how they can navigate waterways.
A new programme at NIWA will focus on finding ways to protect our freshwater species now and in the future.
NIWA has updated its guide to freshwater pests for the first time since 2013.
In this edition we welcome Dr Simon Woodward to the team and find out how he came to work at NIWA.
NIWA and the Sustainable Coastlines charitable organisation are collaborating to develop ‘source-to-sea’ methods to trace the movement of litter from stormwater systems, through rivers, to coastlines.
An underwater invader recently brought key agencies and organisations including Land Information New Zealand, NIWA, Otago Regional Council, Boffa Miskell, Department of Conservation, Ministry for Primary Industries, Fish and Game and Lake Guardians, together in Wanaka.
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Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes Scientist