By Daniel Collins
After the recent water quality series, Waiology will be taking a break over the holidays, springing back to action mid-January.
Over the course of the year, Waiology published 67 articles and hosted four series – on wetlands, water governance, water quality, and native freshwater fauna. See the archives for the complete list. Based on visits to specific articles, the most popular one this year was Bob Wilcock’s on dicyandiamide (DCD), at 4500 pageviews. The second most popular, at 2500 pageviews, was my article from last year on the water footprint of milk. A few other highlights from this year were:
- Who owns water? Māori or the Crown? – by Jacinta Ruru
- How to drought-proof New Zealand as droughts get worse – by Daniel Collins
- What causes didymo blooms (“rock snot”) in NZ rivers? – by Cathy Kilroy (from late 2012)
Thanks to all the contributors and all the visitors for making Waiology the constructive and informative forum it is. I hope you got a lot out of it.
Have a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a great time for whatever you get up to. And remember, if you spend time in or beside any water – liquid or frozen – stay safe. Here’s a light-hearted public service announcement from 1951 about water safety…
Dr Daniel Collins is a hydrologist and water resources scientist at NIWA.