Impact 4: Restore healthy freshwater

  • Hinapouri Tarn. Image - Dr Andrea Byrom

    Hinapouri Tarn. Image - Dr Andrea Byrom

We're aiming to restore wai taonga and mahinga kai.

Intermediate Outcomes

  • Streams, rivers, wetlands and estuaries including wai tapu and wai taonga are maintained in a healthy functioning state.
  • Measures of ecosystem resilience are monitored, trajectories understood and tipping points anticipated and mitigated.
  • A full range of threatened and taonga species are restored to a functioning, non-threatened level which can support various uses.
  • The wellbeing of current and future generations is enhanced through the use of contemporary science, mātauranga Māori, and local knowledge to inform management decisions.
Decanting a stygofauna catch
Research

Impact 4: Restore healthy freshwater

Groundwater health, biosecurity threats to freshwater taonga invertebrates and food webs and stream restoration.…

Water quality monitoring on lake Milicich. Image - Aleki Taumoepeau
Aligned research

Impact 4: Restore healthy freshwater

Developing a groundwater health index and rehabilitating shallow lakes.…

Kākahi (freshwater mussel). Image - Stephen Moore
Mātauranga Māori

Impact 4: Restore healthy freshwater

Working in partnership to restore Kākahi (freshwater mussels).…

Year 10 Māori students collect data at a restored wetland on a dairy farm as part of the He Puna Pūtaiao programme. Image - Catherine Febria
Engagement

Impact 4: Restore healthy freshwater

Enhancing connections through freshwater restoration and outreach.…

Freshwater traits workshop. Image - Kevin Collins
Highlights

Impact 4: Restore healthy freshwater

Freshwater traits: an integrating concept.…