Water New Zealand has just launched a major survey which it hopes will help the water sector grapple with the growing challenges around planning and managing the country’s water resources.
Most of New Zealand's native freshwater species are at risk of extinction as water quality faces "serious pressures", a Government report says.
Water New Zealand is currently updating the industries “Water meter code of practice”.
IPENZ is changing its membership structure to create a simpler and stronger pathway for all types of engineers.
The Government says nobody owns the water, but that hasn’t stopped people making hundreds of thousands of dollars selling it, reports Eloise Gibson from Newsroom
Abstract submissions for the 2017 5th Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science (ISRS) are closing on the 30th of April.
Make the World illustrates the wide range of choices available within the engineering industry, and features engineers who have studied a Bachelor of Engineering Technology or a New Zealand Diploma in Engineering.
Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment
FRESH water is one of New Zealand's key strategic assets. It is why we are so good at growing food.
It is pivotal to our clean green tourism brand. It is part of what makes for our great Kiwi lifestyle.
The documents housed within this link will be used as the basis for the upcoming workshops (1st, 2nd and 3rd of May). The aim of these workshops is to work through feedback to date, and propose any amendment/s required to enable public release of the standards.
The Annual Report on Drinking-Water Quality 2015/16 was published on the Ministry of Health's website this afternoon 12 April 2017
As a population explosion engulfs Queenstown and Wanaka, local councils and water scientists are fighting a race against time to protect the Southern Lakes' pristine waters from urban run-off.
OPINION by Pattrick Smellie: Much reporting of the prime minister's chief science advisor Sir Peter Gluckman's research into freshwater resources seemed to shred further the Government's tenuous credibility on this increasingly politicised issue.
In another episode in RNZ's focus on water issues, reporter Kate Gudsell looks at the Canterbury region where 63 percent of the country's irrigated water comes from.
In the Rangitikei, it is known colloquially as 'spray and pray', a new practice of un-monitored intensive farming, stripping land of pasture and grazing stock in mobs.
Some time ago, l was buying mineral water at a supermarket in Wellington. Next to me, a woman was choosing water to buy, and l asked her to what she paid the most attention when making a purchase. She said first of all, it was the price, and also its appearance.
The Rangitata River is the first focus for a group tasked with protecting the margins of Canterbury's braided rivers.
The group includes Environment Canterbury (ECan), Fish and Game, Land Information New Zealand, the Department of Conservation, Ngai Tahu, Forest and Bird, and Federated Farmers.
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is commissioning an independent review of the circumstances that led to the flooding at Edgecumbe.
The inquiry would be led by Sir Michael Cullen, council chairperson Doug Leeder said
The eagerly awaited Resource Legislation Amendment Bill ( Bill) passed its third reading 6 April 2017. The third reading comes 16 months after it was first introduced to Parliament in November 2015 and was the last hurdle to the National-led Government delivering changes to the Resource Management Act ( RMA), first discussed five years ago.
Digital maps have revealed the impacts of sea-level rise and flooding on South Dunedin.
The low-lying area was hit by flooding on June 3 2015, and later that year Environment Commissioner Dr Jan Wright released a report noting that in Dunedin there were more homes less than 50 centimetres above the high tide mark than any other New Zealand city.
A new dam scheme could help protect Christchurch's dwindling water supply - but charging residents for the water they use is still being considered.