Mission

Project Mission
Our mission is to produce a system that can help target areas which are likley to be impacting waterways, these will initally focus on the increase of Nitrates and tital suspended sediment within waterways. It is highly likely that the information generated will appeal to Regional Councils and have implications for land owners and farmers for managing their property and/or livestock.

Description

Description

Entuitive and Engeo have a strong relationship as companies, ENGEO is an Environmental and Geotechnical consultancy with 100 New Zealand staff and over 250 Staff in the USA. ENGEO has one of the largest environmental consultancy teams in New Zealand with 28 specialist Environmental consultants. Entuitive is a subsidiary of ENGEO and is an award winning software development company. Entuitive specialises in software developed to assist Environmental and Geotechnical data collection and analysis.

At the start of 2019, a new opinion poll revealed pollution in New Zealand's rivers and lakes is worrying Kiwis more than any other issue. The nation-wide Colmar Brunton poll conducted for Fish & Game New Zealand in December showed that 82% of people surveyed were extremely, or very concerned about the issue. NIWA have identified a number of potential sources of stream and waterway contamination these include:

  • Fuel storage
  • Fertilisers
  • Manure
  • Silage
  • Dairy shed wash downs
  • Greenhouse waste
  • Septic tanks
  • Erosion

 

Reports

Reports

Impacts on Waterways

 

Nitrates & Nitrites

Too much nitrogen can cause unwanted plant and algae growth in waterways.
This can smother stream beds and destroy habitat, as well as reducing the amount of oxygen or affecting the pH of the water.  Soluble nitrogen compounds come from the leaching of urine patches or fertiliser on pasture, from the runoff or leaching of effluent, or directly from sewage and stock in waterways.

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