FRESHWATER - lakes and rivers
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THE EFFECTS OF SEDIMENT ON WATER - VIDEO. ESR scientist Dr Chris Nokes discusses the effect sediment can have on microorganisms in the water. It is possible that microorganisms survive longer in sediment than they do in water, and when it rains, this sediment is stirred up and the water becomes difficult to treat.
Eliciting prior knowledge — STUDENT ACTIVITY In this activity, students are given an opportunity to share what they know about the whio. Two methods of eliciting prior knowledge are modelled, whio bingo and an ideas wall. Although whio/blue duck is the focus in this example, these methods can be easily adapted to any context. The second part of the activity moves from eliciting prior knowledge to formulating questions that may become the basis of a student inquiry into whio.
50 questions about the environment: NZ HERALD. Our rivers - NZ New Zealand's destiny is inextricably tied to that of its celebrated environment. But our blue and green backyard is now under unprecedented pressure. In the first part of our week-long series, 50 Questions About the Environment, Massey University professor of freshwater ecology Russell Death discusses the state of our rivers and lakes
HUMAN IMPACT ON RIVERS - Pollution is difficult to control because it is often the result of human infrastructure around a river. Pollution enters the river, sometimes in small amounts, at many different locations along the length of the river. Common sources of pollution come from rural and urban areas.
The Fairfield project in Hamilton is both a restoration and education programme based in Kukutāruhe gully. The land being restored was sold to iwi and the community which have been restoring the gully as well as using it as an educational base. Jesse speaks to Kukutāruhe Education Trust chair Vic Arcus.
WaiNZ is a national grassroots organisation that aims to reduce freshwater pollution by using technology to empower the public to be kaitiaki (the guardians) of our waterways. We are tackling freshwater issues by giving the public the power to record and report on pollution or enhancement of freshwater from anywhere in the country. In collaboration with Victoria University we continue to research and develop cutting edge technology for the monitoring of freshwater resources.