One of the key outcomes of this site was
to provide New Zealand-specific data for
Various tests and protocols have been developed for
determining ecotoxicity levels in both aquatic and terrestrial flora and fauna,
as well as determining the mobility of various contaminants through soil and
New Zealand ecotoxicity test results for
copper, chromium, and arsenic are presented. Please observe the
copyright provisions if you intend to use this data:
Note that a listing of ecotoxicity data for CCA and BTEX from the
international literature can be found here.
Contaminants on or in soils may move into the wider
environment through a number of routes. The soils themselves retain
contaminants to a greater or lesser extent. The movement of
contaminants from soil occurs through evaporation and dust generation,
intake by plants through their roots, and flushing by or dissolution
into water seeping through the soil.
mobility in New Zealand was studied, and two reports are available. Part 1 concerns
mobility in the subsoil. Part 2 is an assessment of the relevance of specific
hydrogeological factors on groundwater contamination. The latter has been
implemented as a model.
A table of various soil properties that can be
used in the groundwater site risk assessment tool and for other purposes (coming
by June 2004).
Other useful links
|New Zealand Water Environment Research Foundation
A not-for-profit organisation aimed at providing national independent
management of research in science, engineering and management practices in
the fields of water, wastewater, stormwater and waste. Its purpose is to
provide national co-ordination of research activities in New Zealand's
water environment and provide the means to facilitate and broker research
activities between research users, funders and providers. This includes
raising funding and commissioning projects for research projects with
|The New Zealand Stormwater Directory
The purpose of the directory is to assist those involved in stormwater
management locate stormwater information specific to their requirements.
The site contains a database of stormwater management publications, some
of which will be useful in developing catchment and stormwater management
plans under the Resource Management Act and Local Government Act. Other
resources will be useful in the processing of resource consent
applications, managing stormwater quantity and quality issues, managing
existing stormwater infrastructure more effectively and designing
sustainable stormwater systems.