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Is climate change impacting groundwater nitrates?

Climate change is having an impact in New Zealand and there are well-recognised issues including warming temperature and sea level rise, as well as the wider consequences, such as more extreme rainfall events and more prolonged droughts.


Scratching the surface of water use efficiency

On the face of it, increasing water use efficiency seems like it must be good thing: less stress on our precious water resources, and more "crop per drop".


Time for a back-to-basics approach to water consents

Getting water consents and complying with their conditions is a major headache for most farmers who irrigate. We need to go back to basics to simplify water consents.


Aqualinc announces sale of neutron probe business to staff

Aqualinc is selling its neutron probe business in the North Island and in North Canterbury to two of its Irrigation Management Area Managers.


Will El Nino impact water supplies this summer?

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is predicting a 90% likelihood of at least moderate El Nino conditions next summer.


Groundwater wells – the unsung heroes of irrigation in Canterbury

Groundwater wells are often the most reliable and cost-effective way to obtain water for irrigation, stockwater, dairy sheds and house supplies in rural Canterbury.


Future focused freshwater accounting

Our Director of Research & Development, John Bright, led an expert panel that produced a think piece report “Future Focused Freshwater Accounting” commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment.


Small Drinking Water Suppliers – things just got a bit easier!

Drinking water suppliers have a duty to ensure the drinking water they provide is safe, no matter the population size supplied.


Water Storage Development – It’s Time to Act

The variability of water supply from week to week, month to month, and year to year means that many parts of New Zealand have a mismatch between supply and demand in most summer months.


How are your consents?

Resource consents play a crucial role in the operation of many farming businesses. They are the cornerstone of our operations and enable us to carry out activities to make the most of our land. 


Helping growers and government agencies use water wisely and plan for the future

Check out the March issue of Irrigation Leader Magazine where our Director Dr John Bright talks about "Helping growers and government agencies use water wisely and plan for the future"


Leaky effluent ponds? Prove it!

Most dairy effluent storage pond owners believe that their ponds are not leaking, particularly those that have been synthetically lined. 

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