New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Metadata Standard Name
ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata
Metadata Standard Version
River water: clarity and turbidity, trends, 1991-2020
Other Citation Details
Source: Regional councils, NIWA Coverage: New Zealand Rivers
Adapted by Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand to provide for environmental reporting transparency. Dataset used to develop the "River water quality: clarity and turbidity" indicator (available at https://www.stats.govt.nz/indicators/river-water-quality-clarity-and-turbidity).
This dataset contains two attributes of water quality based on measurements made at monitored river sites:
Clarity and turbidity in river waters is one of five parameters that provide an overview of New Zealand’s river water quality and how it is changing over time.
This dataset includes:
trends in clarity and turbidity based on measurements made at monitoring sites during the 10-year period from 2011 to 2020, the 20-year period from 2001 to 2020, and the 30-year period from 1991 to 2020.
More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.
Summary report available at https://environment.govt.nz/publications/environment-aotearoa-2022/.