Author:Courtney Foster, Maddison Jones
Source:Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
The streams and lakes of Auckland encompass all the surface freshwater for the region’s 4900km² area, from Wellsford in the north to Franklin in the south. With an estimated 16,500km of flowing streams and 72 lakes, these freshwater water bodies represent a significant part of Auckland’s natural environment. Streams and lakes are often fed from the groundwater beneath. This water is also used to irrigate farms andfor drinking water. RIMU routinely monitors 132 freshwater sites (Figure 2), testing for water quality and ecology (Figure 1), including sediment, nutrients and dissolved metals. These are part of a regionally representative monitoring framework. ...
Poster prepared for the RIMU symposium 2019. Data matters: the role of research and evaluation in shaping the future of Tāmaki Makaurau.
AUT, 25 June 2019