NIWA’s recently commissioned autonomous hydroacoustic boat has been used to survey lakes for Auckland Council, including Lakes Rototoa and Tomarata. Hydroacoustic surveys provide detailed information about the underwater environment for lake management.
Freshwater Update 82, October 2019
30 September 2019
Freshwater Update 82 brings you the latest information from our Freshwater & Estuaries Centre.
Tuna or freshwater eels are a very significant, widely-valued, culturally iconic mahinga kai species.
Contraptions that resemble upside-down kitchen sinks have been placed in the Waikawa River in Southland to attract a notoriously elusive native fish species.
A team of NIWA and overseas researchers have been awarded a National Geographic Society explorer grant to continue their mangrove research in New Caledonia.
Invasive pests are a concern to the New Zealand public and to those responsible for pest management. Pest aquatic plants pose a significant threat to the New Zealand environment and economy. NIWA is working to help protect our freshwater ecosystems from the effects of these plants.
The Government has released an Action Plan for Healthy Waterways, which aims to restore rivers and lakes within a generation.
Dynamic, processed-based integrated catchment models have the ability to simulate the changeable behaviour of complex processes in catchments. Since direct field measurements are rarely available at large-scales, these models help us to better understand hydrological and water quality processes.
A Masters Scholarship is available to study the swimming capabilities of native freshwater fish at the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research and University of Waikato in Hamilton.