Tagged: land use

Land use and the future of work - FutureworkNZ

Guest Author Jun 20, 2019

Phil McDermott   Flexible land-use planning complements a complex, dynamic and unpredictable employment environment. The future of work is drawing increasing policy attention internationally and locally. When considering the physical demands of changing forms of production, distribution and consumption, there are strong arguments for seeking a more flexible approach to the associated land use and infrastructure requirements of working and residential … Read More

Un-muddying the waters: Series conclusion - Waiology

Waiology Dec 20, 2013

By Daniel Collins After 10 weeks and 26 articles, Waiology’s series on water quality draws to a close. We have heard from 26 different contributors from 10 different organisations. Articles spanned topics from states and trends in observational data to diverse management solutions. There were some glaring omissions, for which I apologise, but not all requests translated into articles … Read More

How does agriculture affect New Zealand’s water quality? - Waiology

Waiology Dec 05, 2013

By Bob Wilcock About 40% of the land area of New Zealand is in some form of agriculture. Sheep and beef farming are the most extensive (33%) followed by dairy farming at 6%, and the remainder being horticulture and cropping. Based on a large number of comparative land use studies we have a good understanding of how agriculture affects … Read More

An overview of the water quality in New Zealand rivers - Waiology

Waiology Oct 18, 2013

By Rob Davies-Colley The quality of water in rivers and downstream lakes and estuaries strongly affects how we can use it and what value we place on it. And to define water quality, it is imperative to make long-term, national measurements. Much information on the water quality of New Zealand rivers at national scale has come from monitoring at … Read More

A primer on water quality - Waiology

Waiology Oct 16, 2013

By Clive Howard-Williams Society is increasingly concerned over water quality. The means by which this is maintained and enhanced while growing an economy is a major challenge for governments in many places. Here I introduce some underlying concepts around water quality that Waiology followers will need to appreciate when they look at the forthcoming series of blogs. What is … Read More