Waiology is a blog about New Zealand’s freshwaters and is managed by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). It covers all freshwater sciences and associated disciplines: hydrology, freshwater ecology and chemistry, fluvial geomorphology, and related engineering, management and policy. Waiology is a forum to connect scientists, the public and other stakeholders together around water, and to provide greater access to important freshwater science.
Waiology publishes material from NIWA scientists as well as experts from other institutions. The material and views expressed in guest posts are those of the author and not necessarily of other Waiology contributors or NIWA.
The name “Waiology” is invented to represent the study of New Zealand waters. “Wai” is the Māori word for water, and is pronounced like “why”. Hence “wai-ology”.
Waiology is edited by Daniel Collins. Daniel received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is one of the original hydrologist-bloggers back in 2006. He researches and consults across a spectrum of hydrology and water resources science, and is principally interested in hydrological change and the interactions between water and society and between water and ecosystems.