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Environmental Science

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Environmental Science

Updated 13 December 2018 3:39pm

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

Climate change mapping

Climate change mapping

 

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 and Ecology

Is it safe to swim?

Is it safe to swim? 

Seasonal climate

Environmental reports

Environmental reports

Recent research and investigations

Recent research and investigations

Drought check

Drought check

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