A set of research projects collectively mapping freshwater contaminant transport from source to sink
Project Details Ngā taipitopito
Collaborators Ngā haumi
AgResearch | ESR | Land Water People | Land & Water Science | Lincoln Agritech | NIWA | RMA Science | Tutanota
To improve the health of freshwater in Aotearoa, we need to better understand how freshwater contaminants – nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment, and microbes – move through our environment from land to water.
This research aims to map or classify New Zealand landscapes and land management practices according to their contaminant delivery from source to sink. Five individual work programmes are collectively producing this work, to:
These maps will provide scientifically robust information to help people in central and regional government plan, develop and implement policy related to water quantity and contaminant discharge. They will also inform land managers of the risk profile of their landscapes and management decisions.