LAWA connects you with New Zealand's rivers through sharing water quality data.
Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) has been established by like-minded organisations with a view to helping local communities find the balance between using natural resources and maintaining their quality and availability.
Initially a collaboration between New Zealand's 16 regional and unitary councils, LAWA is now a partnership between the councils, Cawthron Institute, Ministry for the Environment and Massey University and has been supported by the Tindall Foundation.
LAWA is the hub of information on the quality of New Zealand’s freshwater, displaying data from over 1100 monitoring sites.
A New Zealand first, LAWA is a source of trusted environmental
information that allows users to discover more about the quality of
waterways and make informed decisions.
Water quality science is complex as a number of factors affect river
health. LAWA brings together these factors to help us better understand
what’s going on in our rivers at a local, regional and national level.
LAWA also allows people to share information about what’s happening in waterways.
People can use the site to share news, report pollution or promote
river-related events such as clean-up days or riparian plantings
For more information on LAWA click here.