- Porirua harbour strategy working
- Water cooperation in action – LAWA tells our water story
- World Water Day 2014 – the water and energy nexus
- Water, water everywhere…
- Cleaner rivers – Morgan Foundation steps up
- We can do better – NZ’s Land and Water Forum releases its final report
- Life on a Seamount
- Treasure on our doorstep – Porirua Harbour and Inlet
- Have enough farmers cleaned up their act?
- National – declaring war on rivers?
- Freshwater in NZ – Auditor General unimpressed by ‘forgiving’ Regional Councils
- Green growth in NZ – a case of once over lightly?
- Mining lignite in Aotearoa NZ – a price too high?
- Avoiding the race to the bottom: The RMA – what does it mean to water in NZ?
- Would you like more water with that?
- Christchurch Earthquake – information
- Earthquake or drought: The joy of a bright orange – or green or blue – water tank
- Underwater ‘rainforests’, world warming and more – on water
- Dirty rivers and streams – time for a change
- Village planning ‘unplugged’
- The Earth – another good read
- Dancing at the Dead Sea and more – 3 books to read and read again
- Mainland Farmers of the Year – amazing Averys
- Porirua’s Village Planning is a World Winner
- Affordable water – Porirua’s Water Guy shows you how to fix water leaks at your place
- The price of water
- Kapiti moves to secure their water supply
- Quickfacts on Canterbury Water
- WSUD in HafenCity: ‘Future-Adaptive Urban Development’
- What is it to be Water Sensitive?
- Water Sensitive Design – the rural dimension
Tag Archives: Environment
Life on a Seamount
Seamounts are underwater volcanoes that haven’t broken the surface of the ocean. When they do, they are islands. In July, an eruption in the Kermadec Seamount range, northeast of New Zealand, threw thousands upon thousands of pumice pieces up to … Continue reading
Mining lignite in Aotearoa NZ – a price too high?
Interested in what’s on the horizon in respect of our natural resources – including freshwater? Two reports released in August are worth your attention. Lignite and Climate Change: The High Cost of Low Grade Coal is a report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the … Continue reading
Posted in Environment, Geology, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Resource Management, RMA 1991, Uncategorized, water Tagged Carbon Cycle, Climate change, Crown Minerals Act 1991, Environment, Greenhouse gas, Lignite, Mining, Natural resource, New Zealand, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment 11 Comments
Avoiding the race to the bottom: The RMA – what does it mean to water in NZ?
Water is our national treasure – our toenga. It’s the reason free trade agreements with China and India might be win win. These vast nations, like the Middle East and the southern Great Plains of the US – are fast … Continue reading
Posted in Environment, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Resource Management, Resource Management Act, RMA 1991, water, water allocation, water management Tagged Environment, Government, Great Plains, New Zealand, Oceania, Resource Management, Resource Management Act 1991, Science and Environment 2 Comments
Porirua’s Village Planning is a World Winner
Press Release, 8th November 2010 EMBARGO: 00:01 9th November 2010 UNEP LivCom Awards, Chicago, USA Cutting edge environmental projects from Canada, South Africa and New Zealand win praise at UN-backed global awards event. Four environmental and community initiatives from countries … Continue reading
Affordable water – Porirua’s Water Guy shows you how to fix water leaks at your place
Porirua has been short-listed for the World’s Most Livable City by the United Nations. It’s innovative initiatives like this one that keep Porirua on track to securing a better future. Good on you Porirua – you’re one cool little city!! … Continue reading
The price of water
Pauatahanui Inlet – rmm What price for water? In 2001, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Morgan Williams observed that enhancing and advancing water management is primarily a socio-political challenge, rather than an economic or a technical one. Nearly ten years have … Continue reading
Posted in Environment, Nick Leggett, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Porirua, Uncategorized, water, water allocation, water management Tagged adaptive urban development, Colorado River, Environment, New Zealand, Nick Smith, Resource Management Act, River Jordan, Stormwater, Water, Water conservation, Water Resources, water rights 2 Comments
What is it to be Water Sensitive?
The goal of WSUD is to ensure water systems in and near urban environments are protected and repaired. Very simply, WSUD – water sensitive urban design – is about understanding sites – or whole communities – and their opportunities. This … Continue reading
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