Coping in the face of climate change: Research announced to better support our communities
More properties are testing positive for toxic chemicals in the groundwater near Base Woodbourne, in Marlborough, with drinking water and irrigation supplies affected.
Motu Note #29, Communities and climate change: Vulnerability to rising seas and more frequent flooding
The chemicals PFOS and PFOA were widely used to make carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food and other materials that are resistant to water, grease or stains. They were also used for firefighting at airfields and in a range of industrial processes.
Last month Water New Zealand presented 17 seminars involving over 800 people from Whangarei down to Invercargill on the Outcomes of the Havelock North Inquiry.
Noel Roberts, technical manager at Water New Zealand, a non-profit organisation focused on the water sector, has answers to the ins and outs of water chlorination.
Water is one of New Zealand's most precious commodities, yet we're losing more than 101 billion litres of it every year through leaks and wastage.