Waiology is a blog on New Zealand’s freshwaters, from mountains to estuaries, and is managed by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) bringing together scientists and freshwater professionals from across New Zealand. Waiology serves as a forum to connect scientists, the public and other stakeholders together around freshwater science and management, and to provide a middle ground between what we read in the paper and what we read in a scientific journal.
Articles are written by NIWA scientists as well as by guest contributors from other institutions. The material and views expressed in articles are those of the author and not necessarily of other Waiology contributors or NIWA.
The name ‘Waiology’ derives from the te reo Māori word for water – ‘wai’ – and the Greek root for ‘study’ – ‘-ology’ – giving us ‘the study of freshwaters of Aotearoa/New Zealand’.
Waiology is edited by Daniel Collins. Daniel received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BE(Hons) from the University of Canterbury, and is one of the original hydrologist-bloggers from in 2006. Daniel is primarily a hydrologist and water resources scientist, specialising in hydrological variability and change, and is a retired geomorphologist.