Tagged: monitoring

Part 3: A wounded gatekeeper – what’s up, DOC? - The Nature of Things

Marie Brown Feb 12, 2016

Many countries don’t have a centralised conservation agency like New Zealand has, but do these gatekeepers have the backing to stem environmental degradation and biodiversity loss? Last week I set out the three fundamental drivers of biodiversity loss: Market failure for biodiversity Regulatory failure due to agency capture and the power of private interests Perverse incentives that lead politicians … Read More

Understanding groundwater quality – why it’s not easy - Waiology

Waiology Dec 11, 2013

By Chris Daughney and Magali Moreau Groundwater resources are very important for New Zealand. Groundwater supplies about a third of our abstractive water needs and an even greater proportion of the water required by the agricultural sector. There is understandably much concern about groundwater quality, particularly in terms of nitrate. High concentrations of nitrate in groundwater that is used … Read More