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Environmental Science

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Environmental Science

Updated 9 October 2018 4:36pm

Greater Wellington monitors our region’s air, land and water resources. We carry out long-term monitoring as well as short-term research and investigations where required.

To find out more about the different things we monitor click on a topic below.

Environmental data

View or download environmental data

Air Quality

Air Quality

Terrestrial Ecology

Terrestrial Ecology

Rainfall and water levels

Rainfall and water levels

Soil Quality

Soil Quality

Groundwater Quality

Groundwater Quality

Hazardous activities

Hazardous Activities

Water Quality

Water Quality

Is it safe to swim?

Is it safe to swim? 

 

Environmental reports

Environmental reports

Recent research and investigations

Recent research and investigations

 

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