Nitrogen and Phosphorus Filter Trials
Two filters were installed near the Waituna Lagoon in 2016 and were monitored for 3 years. This website explains how the trial was conducted, the potential of filters as a mitigation and the practicality of including this mitigation on farm
Community Based Freshwater Monitoring
Community-based freshwater monitoring engages both landowners and the public in freshwater monitoring. It is a powerful tool, linking communities with decision-makers and developing a partnership for sustainable freshwater management.
Water Quality and Limits
What's in our waterways?
Understanding what's in our waterways, the contaminants and where they come from is an important part of taking action to stop them impacting on our environment.
Environment Southland: Lakes
Environment Southland has a huge amount of information and research related to the Southland estuaries. Visit this page to read more on these areas and the research that has been completed. The webpage has a number of links to research papers, resources and presentations.
Environment Southland River Values and Outcomes interactive map
Environment Southland has completed an assessment of current environmental state of waterways in Southland. This is compared to the environmental outcome that Environment Southland are aiming to achieve in order to provide for a healthy and resilient waterway.
Industry Agreed Good Management Practices relating to water quality
These industry-agreed good management practices relating to water quality were developed from the Canterbury Matrix of Good Management project and were first published in April 2015. While intended for use in Canterbury, they were developed to be applicable across all regions in New Zealand.
Living Water - Whakamana Te Waituna project
Whakamana Te Waituna is a five-year, multi-partner project aimed at improving the health of Waituna Lagoon in Southland. This website gives updates on how the project is progressing.
Mitigating E. coli losses
In December 2019 we held a Masterclass on E. coli where we invited speakers to come and share their knowledge of E coli and mitigation strategies. With the help of Beef + Lamb NZ, we recorded and NZ Landcare Trust transcribed some of the talks.
NZ Landcare Trust
Wai Tuwhera o te Taiao – Open Waters Aotearoa | EPA
Wai Tuwhera o te Taiao is a community science programme run by the Environmental Protection Authority. We provide environmental DNA testing kits and resources to community groups, iwi, hapū, schools and kura. This year we received Unlocking Curious Minds funding which enables us to offer up to 1000 eDNA kits to participants to support them to restore, monitor, and explore their waterways.
Environmental Protection Authority