Discovery Issue 37
Land and water — October 2012
In this issue
Land use and water quality
Land and water are inseparable elements of our natural environment. What happens with our water – both quality and availability – generally starts with what’s happening on the land.
Assessing impacts of environmental policy
Assessing the economic and physical impacts of environmental policy has long perplexed decision makers but a new tool from Landcare Research looks set to change that.
Monitoring and managing regional water quality
The quality of New Zealand’s fresh water and concerns about the impact of changing land use on water are increasingly at the forefront of New Zealanders’ thinking.
New centre unlocks the potential of our vital land economy
The launch of a new science-backed national initiative is a big step to improving the way science is used to enhance one of the country’s most important resources – the land.
Restoring our precious wetlands
Awareness of wetlands continues to grow throughout New Zealand and around the world.
A landmark Tūhoe settlement
The details of the crown’s recent treaty of Waitangi settlement with tūhoe have been well reported but a lesser known detail is the work of Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research in facilitating aspects of the deal.
Improving irrigation efficiency
Reduced costs and more efficient water use for farmers are a step closer with progress in the development of a specialised irrigation system.