Our Mission

Lifting the quality of freshwater decision-making and outcomes for New Zealand and internationally by undertaking research and increasing capability across a wide range of disciplines relevant to freshwater management.

Better freshwater decision-making and management strategies:

  • Creating new knowledge
  • Contributing to development of solutions
  • Increasing international linkages
  • Developing strong, mutually beneficial partnerships with iwi and other stakeholders
  • Linking Mātauranga and Western science.

Nurturing the next generation of scientists and water managers:

  • Involving students and researchers in real and practical issues
  • Developing interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches and associated skills
  • Students and researchers are conversant in the interactions between science, human behaviour, economics and policy.

Focus areas for Te Waiora research and capability-building