Environmental Science

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Environmental Science

Greater Wellington monitors the quality and quantity of the regions air, land and water resources over time. We carry out long-term monitoring across the region, as well as short-term research and investigations where information gaps or potential problems are identified.

Environmental data

Environmental data 

View or download environmental data 

Air quality monitoring

Air 

Air quality monitoring results

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Bird reports, resource documents, lizard surveys

Meteorology & rainfall

Meteorology & rainfall

Temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall

Land & soil

Soil temperature, moisture and quality

Rivers & streams

Rivers & streams
River and stream health, water levels, temperature and flow

Groundwater

Groundwater
Groundwater quality and levels

Lakes & wetlands

Lakes & wetlands
Lake health and water levels, wetland water levels and temperature

Recreational water quality

Recreational water quality
Water quality results for popular rivers and beaches in the region

Coasts & estuaries

Coasts & estuaries
Harbour and estuary sediment quality and ecology

Environmental reporting

Environmental reporting
State of the Environment reports, annual reports, technical reports, hydrological summaries

Current research & investigations

Current research & investigations
Read about our current research projects

Why do we monitor the environment?

Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors the environment:

  • As a requirement of the Resource Management Act
  • To observe and interpret impacts
  • To develop policies and plans and guide resource consents decisions
  • To convey information to the wider community
  • to inform biodiversity management
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