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AquiferSim A groundwater nitrogen transport model that intends to assist answer two main questions: 1) What is the long-term effect of land-use change (such as a conversion from... Read More AquiferSim is a regional-scale model of nitrate transport in groundwater and is part of the research programme ‘Integrated Research for Aquifer Protection (IRAP)’. IRAP members are: Lincoln Ventures... Read More Land Freshwater Nitrate, groundwater, land use
CLUES
Catchment Land Use for Environmental Sustainability
CLUES is a catchment-based model developed to address “what if” scenarios under different land use at large scales. CLUES predicts the impacts of land use changes on river... Read More CLUES is a modelling system for assessing the effects of land use change on water quality and socio-economic factors at a minimum scale of sub-catchments (~10 km2... Read More Land Freshwater land use, water quality, socio-economic, catchment
OVERSEER® OVERSEER® is an agricultural management tool which assists farmers and their advisers to examine nutrient use and movements within a farm to optimise production and environmental outcomes. The... Read More OVERSEER® Nutrient budgets can assist with the following: Calculates on-farm budgets for a wide range of nutrients and farming systems (pastoral, arable/vegetable and fruit crops) based on data... Read More Land Freshwater fertiliser, nutrient budgeting, nutrient management planning, greenhouse gas
NZFARM
New Zealand Forest and Agriculture Regional Model
The primary intention of the development of NZFARM is to provide decision-makers with information on the economic impacts of policy as well as on how a policy... Read More NZ-FARM is a comparative-static, partial equilibrium model of regional New Zealand land use that maximises rural income across a catchment, accounting for the environmental impacts of land use... Read More Land Freshwater Environmental policy, land use
ROTAN
Rotorua Taupo Nitrogen Model
ROTAN is used for the prediction of nitrate inputs to lakes for various land use, rainfall, and mitigation scenarios. Read More ROTAN is a GIS-based catchment hydrology and water quality model that models the effects of land-use change and nitrogen mitigation measures such as riparian margins and plant uptake... Read More Freshwater Nitrogen, Land use, Lake, eutrophication
WISE
Waikato Integrated Scenario Explorer
This integrated spatial decision support system is intended to support regional policy development, planning and resource management. It allows future scenarios to be explored and evaluated... Read More WISE is an Integrated Spatial Decision Support System (ISDSS) designed specifically for New Zealand which focuses on the Waikato region. It is developed as part... Read More Land Urban Systems Biodiversity Freshwater regional policy, planning, resource management
WAIORA
Water Allocation Impacts on River Attributes
This model provides guidance on whether a water abstraction or discharge to a river could have adverse impacts on dissolved oxygen, total ammonia, water temperature and aquatic... Read More WAIORA is a decision support system, developed by NIWA, with particular utility in cases where changes to a flow regime are considered likely to impact on water... Read More Freshwater Mitigation, streams, habitat
HEL
Highly Erodible Land Model
HEL identifies land that is highly erodible. It identifies steep land that is at risk of mass movement. It identified land that should be under forest to... Read More The Highly Erodible Land (HEL) system identifies land highly susceptible to mass-movement erosion using a combination of the erosion terrains derived from the NZLRI database, a 15‑metre digital... Read More Land Natural Hazards Freshwater erosion risk, land sliding, earth flow, gully erosion, sediment, land cover
KerDST
KerBabel™ Deliberation Matrix
The KerDST Deliberation Matrix aims to help a group of stakeholders understand a particular issue or problem through a qualitative assessment of the problem including... Read More The KerDST (Deliberation Support Tool) including the KerBabelTM Deliberation Matrix (DM) and the KerBabelTM Indicator Kiosk (KIK) is an on-line tool offering users a multi-stakeholder... Read More Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biodiversity Community Air Quality Freshwater integrated assessment, indicators, qualitative
DYRESM- CAEDYM
Dynamic Reservoir Simulation Model/Estuary, Lake and Coastal Ocean Model/Computational Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics Model
These models assist in the estimation of the impact of different forcing functions (e.g. climate and inflows) and management options on lake water quality, with a focus... Read More DYRESM – CAEDYM is a one dimensional hydrodynamic-ecological model that can be used to investigate the interactions between physical, chemical and biological processes that occur in lakes and... Read More Coastal Freshwater water quality, lakes, reservoirs, transport, temperature, management
GLEAMS
Groundwater Loading Effects of Agricultural Management Systems
GLEAMS was developed to evaluate the impact of management practices on potential pesticide and nutrient leaching within, through, and below the root zone. It also estimates surface runoff... Read More GLEAMS is a continuous simulation, field scale model, which was developed as an extension of the Chemicals, Runoff and Erosion from Agricultural Management Systems (CREAMS) model. GLEAMS assumes... Read More Land Freshwater leaching, nutrient, pesticide, root zone, soil erosion, sediment yield, hydrology
IFS
Integrated Freshwater Solutions
The IFS model is a scoping model constructed from a Mediated Modelling process which extended over 3 workshop days with 16-18 participants from Horizons Regional... Read More The IFS model connects land use types (including urban) with loadings of sediment and nutrients to the river. Aquatic habitat and values such as mauri... Read More Land Freshwater Manawatu, catchment, Nitrogen, phosphorus, Sediment, Runoff, Flood protection, Natural Capital, Maori values and Mana
RiVAS
River Values Assessment System
RiVAS is designed to provide an explicit and standardised method to develop assessment criteria and significance thresholds for multiple in and out of river values. The method can... Read More The RiVAS tool (and its underlying method) uses a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) approach and aims to: Establish criteria to assess the river value; Identify significance thresholds for... Read More Biodiversity Community Freshwater river, values, planning, significance
BBN
Bayesian Belief Network
Bayesian Belief Networks (BBN’s) provide a useful integrative tool for linking science knowledge on components of complex land-water-social systems to explore scenarios to optimise benefits of different practices... Read More A BBN is a probabilistic graphical model (a type of statistical model) that represents a set of random variables and their conditional dependencies via a directed acyclic graph.... Read More Land Community Air Quality Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biodiversity Waste Freshwater land, water, social, economic, environmental
MCA
Multicriteria Analysis
Multicriteria analysis or multiobjective decision making is a type of decision analysis tool that is particularly applicable to cases where a single-criterion approach (such as cost-benefit analysis) falls... Read More MCA describes any structured approach used to determine overall preferences among alternative options, where the options accomplish several objectives. In MCA, desirable objectives are specified and corresponding attributes... Read More Air Quality Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biosecurity Biodiversity Community Waste Freshwater social, environmental, technical, economic, financial
MM
Mediated Modelling
MM aims to: increase the level of shared understanding among its participants, build concensus about the structure of a complex topic and its... Read More The foundations of mediated modeling (MM) are grounded in group model building. Group model building referring to those interventions in which a client group is... Read More Air Quality Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biosecurity Biodiversity Community Waste Freshwater policy, research, management alternatives
CBA
Cost Benefit Analysis
Cost benefit analysis is a decision making tool that aims to assess the value of a proposal or competing proposals on a consistent basis. Read More Cost-benefit analysis is a method for organising information to aid decisions about the allocation of resources. Its power as an analytical tool rests in two main features: costs... Read More Air Quality Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biosecurity Biodiversity Community Waste Freshwater
Impact Assessments Impact assessment, simply defined, is the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action. Read More Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the process of analysing and managing intended and unintended consequences of planned developments or other interventions on the environment, including those linked to... Read More Air Quality Land Coastal Urban Systems Natural Hazards Biosecurity Biodiversity Community Waste Freshwater