Tagged: science communication

Reader feedback invited for Waiology - Waiology

Waiology Apr 09, 2013

By Daniel Collins Waiology has been running for the better part of two years now, and has just completed a significant series on water governance. And as Waiology moves ahead, it would be very helpful to know what you think about the blog. Are you happy with the status quo? What’s good or not so good? How useful and … Read More

Trust, as much as science, is at the heart of water management - Waiology

Waiology Mar 25, 2013

By Chris Arbuckle For many years now “Water User Groups” (WUG’s) have done a great job implementing community-based water management initiatives. And they have achieved this with the assistance of organizations such as the Landcare Trust, Crown Research Institutes, non-government agencies and regional councils. Projects on the Waituna Lagoon, Upper Taieri River and Aorere Catchment attest … Read More

Publish a 'popular science' version of your thesis? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 11, 2013

I know that would be asking students to do even more work (!), but give a gander at Oxford University geologist Jeannie Scott’s ‘for the public’ edition of her Ph.D. thesis on The Santiaguito volcanic dome complex, Guatemala (PDF file - an 8.8 Mb download). [caption id="attachment_10751" align="alignleft" width="300"] Santiaguito volcano, seen from the summit of … Read More

The role of science and science communication in setting environmental limits - Waiology

Waiology Mar 11, 2013

By Ned Norton and Helen Rouse In water resource management under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS) (2011), limit setting refers to the process of defining the amount of the resource that is available for use (in terms of both quantity and quality) while still meeting defined freshwater environment outcomes. A collaborative approach to setting limits … Read More