- 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: Water
Would you like more water with that?
There’s 120 litres of water in your morning cup of English Breakfast or Earl Grey. Multiply that by ten if you prefer a shot of espresso to start your day. If you enjoy a latte or flat white – another … Continue reading
Posted in Environment, tea, water allocation Tagged Bottled water, Drinking water, Massey University, Tea, Water, Water footprint Leave a comment
Christchurch Earthquake – information
Updated 23 March, 2012 – CERA announce more homes in red zone – 251 properties bordering the Avon River re-zoned from orange to red today. My Property – search by address to find the land zone and technical category that applies to your Canterbury … Continue reading
Earthquake or drought: The joy of a bright orange – or green or blue – water tank
More than one billion people drink unsafe water, with children suffering most, from the illnesses and malnutrition that result. Following a disaster like earthquake, access to clean water is a priority, hastening recovery for communities, as with the water ‘sorted’, … Continue reading
Posted in Earthquake, emergency management, Environment, Porirua, Uncategorized, water Tagged Drinking water, Indonesia, Oxfam, Paraguay, Porirua, Unicef, Water, Water tank Leave a comment
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
Quickfacts on Canterbury Water
With nearly three quarters (70%) of New Zealand’s irrigated land, Canterbury uses more than half (58%) of the country’s total allocated fresh water. Near two thirds (65%) of hydro-storage capacity is in Canterbury – generating around a quarter of the nation’s … Continue reading
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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Water Sensitive Design – the rural dimension
There is no ‘R’ in WSUD…and perhaps there should be. In light of NZ’s growth in dairy and wine-making, amongst other – potentially – thirsty industries with rural significance, should we not place as great an emphasis on water sensitive – rural … Continue reading
Posted in Environment, Kapiti, Uncategorized, water Tagged Agriculture, Dryland farming, Hurunui, Irrigation, New Zealand, Practices and Systems, Starborough Flaxbourne, Water, Water Resources 2 Comments
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