Reports and publications - recreational and cultural values

Explore comprehensive insights on the cultural, natural, and recreational values of water.

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Reports and publications - social values

How do we interact with the different bodies of water in Otago? What social values are influenced by the state or access of our water? Research and publications on Social Values help us understand the connections.

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Reports and publications - nutrient modelling

Research from ORC on nutrient modelling, highlights strategies to reduce nutrient loads, impacts of land use, and advanced modelling techniques for better water quality.

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Reports and publications - water quality

We conduct regular State of the Environment (SoE) water quality testing at key sites across Otago. By focusing on catchment areas, we make informed decisions to manage Otago’s surface water resources. Our research and technical testing ensure ecosystem health.

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Reports and publications - water quantity

Reports and information about Otago's water dynamics, where monitoring reveals strengths and challenges related to water quantity. ORC closely tracks indicators to assess river health and trends over time, and what affects water quantity and flows.

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Reports and publications - channel morphology

The terms river morphology or channel morphology are used to describe the shapes of river channels and how they change in shape and direction over time.

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Reports and publications - groundwater

Groundwater is a source of recharge for lakes, rivers, and wetlands. It's found underground in the spaces and cracks in the soil, sand, and rock and it moves slowly through geologic formations called aquifers.

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Reports and publications - wetland & estuary

Discover authoritative research and reports on Otago's wetlands and estuaries at ORC, exploring ecological health, conservation efforts, management strategies, and valuable data shaping regional environmental initiatives.

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Page last updated 13 July 2024.