Water Quality

A primary objective for the Upper Clutha Catchment is to maintain and improve water quality in lakes, rivers, wetlands and aquifers.
This means we meet the water quality targets with NPS-FM or Schedule 15 of ORC Water Plan (whichever has a higher water quality standard) for at least the following attributes: E.coli, pathogenic protozoa, water clarity/sediment, temperature, nitrogen, phosphorus, ammoniacal nitrogen, heavy metals, hydrocarbons, pH, dissolved oxygen and pesticides.
Here you will find everything in this category.

Posts in this category

  • Microplastics research project kicks off in Wānaka
    WAI Wānaka has initiated research into microplastics in local freshwater environments following funding success from The Otago Participatory Science Platform, Curious Minds, Ten Square Games… Read more
  • Community Stormwater Action
    Community groups join WAI in protecting waterways from stormwater pollution The Drains are Streams programme is ramping up at WAI. Both… Read more
  • August Newsletter
    Matariki 2023 by Deanna Gerlach Is the health of our lakes changing? When it comes to the deep lakes of our region, caring for the… Read more
  • Adopt a Drain – Winter
    Winter is here, and so is our ‘Adopt a Drain’ newsletter – winter edition! Don’t let the cold fool you – our actions still matter,… Read more
  • Winter updates
    Photo by Deanna Gerlach It’s Plastic Free July and we’re excited to be diving deeper into A Teeny-Tiny Truth, a research project exploring microplastics in Lake Wānaka. Read more
  • Water Citizen Scientists unite!
    Hey there, welcome to the water clarity data collection community! We’ve got something pretty cool to tell you about – ever heard of a Secchi… Read more
  • May 2023 Newsletter
    We’ve been gearing up for some exciting new community projects and initiatives here at WAI. We are thrilled to announce we have received funding to… Read more
  • Adopt a Drain – Autumn
    Welcome to the ‘Adopt a Drain’ community! We are thrilled to share the first edition of our seasonal ‘Adopt a Drain’ newsletter with you. This… Read more

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