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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... Read More AquiferSim is a GIS-based steady-state regional scale groundwater flow and contaminant transport model. AquiferSim is a regional-scale model of nitrate transport in groundwater and is part... Read More Land Freshwater Nitrate, groundwater, land use
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... 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... Read More Land Freshwater land use, water quality, socio-economic, catchment
Cumulative Hydrological Effects Simulator
CHES (Cumulative Hydrological Effects Simulator) estimates the net changes to the flow regime throughout a catchment due to multiple water use schemes. It also quantifies... Read More NIWA's new CHES (Cumulative Hydrological Effects Simulator) software tool predicts how water flows in a catchment will change with multiple water uses (e.g. direct abstractions... Read More Freshwater Water allocation, scenarios, water resource management
Dynamic Reservoir Simulation 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 water quality, with a... 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... Read More Freshwater Coastal water quality, lakes, reservoirs, transport, temperature, management
Environmental Flows Strategic Allocation Platform
EFSAP is designed to assist with quantifying instream (physical habitat for fish) and out-of-stream (reliability of supply) consequences of different minimum flow and allocation limits... Read More EFSAP was developed by NIWA as a water allocation decision support tool. The main uses of this tool have been in response to the introduction... Read More Freshwater Biodiversity Water allocation, stream habitat, scenarios
Faecal Source Tracking This framework of tools is used to identify the source of pollutants in a waterway that has become contaminated with faeces. Read More The framework of tools has been developed and used by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research New Zealand (ESR). The framework was developed to... Read More Freshwater Faecal pollution, water quality, source tracking
Forest Investment Framework
Forest Investment Framework (FIF) enables decision-makers to identify sub-catchments or regions across New Zealand and assess their viability of purchasing land and its conversion to... Read More The Forest Investment Framework (FIF), previously called the Forest Investment Finder, has been developed to enable the assessment of key ecosystem services provided by planted... Read More Land Ecosystem Services Freshwater Biodiversity Forest ecosystem services, timber viability, pimus radiata, impedance layers, revenue layers, carbon sequestration, avoided erosion, provision of habitats, roading costs
Freshwater Ecosystems of New Zealand
FENZ consists of a large set of spatial data layers and supporting information on New Zealand's rivers, lakes and wetlands. The database aims to support... Read More The Freshwater Ecosystems of NZ (FENZ) geo-database provides an independent, national representation of the biodiversity values and pressures on New Zealand's rivers, lakes and wetlands.... Read More Biodiversity Freshwater Biodiversity, Freshwater ecosystems
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... 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)... Read More Land Freshwater leaching, nutrient, pesticide, root zone, soil erosion, sediment yield, hydrology
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... 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,... Read More Land Natural Hazards Freshwater erosion risk, land sliding, earth flow, gully erosion, sediment, land cover
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
Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs
The Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs (InVEST) tool is a suite of free open source software models for the mapping and valuing of... Read More InVEST is the main tool developed by the natural capital project in partnership with several academic collaborators including Stanford Department of Biology, the Chinese Academy... Read More Freshwater Coastal Biodiversity Land Community
Land Utilisation and Capability Indicator
Land Utilisation and Capability Indicator (LUCI) is a tool that allows users to explore the capability of a landscape to provide a variety of ecosystem... Read More The Land Utilisation and Capability Indicator (LUCI) model allows the mapping of ecosystem services from the sub-field to national scale, and modelling of the impact... Read More Land Ecosystem Services Freshwater Biodiversity Ecosystem services, Land capability, indicators, Water quality, Soil, Sediment, River flow, Phosphorus, Other Services, Nitrogen, Management outcome, Land use, Land cover
Greenhouse gas fluxes, Climate scenarios, Biodiversity
Land Use Management Support System
LUMASS is designed to provide support for two high level aspects of land management: i) land use impact assessment and ii) spatial planning. The former... Read More The Land Use Management Support System (LUMASS) was developed by Alexander Herzig of Landcare Research it is a free and open source software. LUMASS is... Read More Ecosystem Services Land Freshwater Spatially explicit system dynamics, Land systems modelling, Spatial optimisation, Integrated
modelling framework, LUMASS
MODFLOW MODFLOW is a modular hydrologcial model that allows users to simulate and project groundwater condition and groundwater/surface-water interaction to inform management and policy decisions for... Read More MODFLOW is the USGS's modular hydrologic model. MODFLOW is a popular open-source groundwater flow model considered an international standard for simulating and predicting groundwater conditions... Read More Freshwater Groundwater flow, groundwater surface-water interactions, solute transport, aquifer
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. It also provide information on... 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... Read More Land Freshwater Environmental policy, land use
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... Read More OVERSEER® is a nutrient budgeting model that is widely used in New Zealand and is required to be used under some regional council policies. It... Read More Land Freshwater fertiliser, nutrient budgeting, nutrient management planning, greenhouse gas
Riparian Planner The riparian planner is a tool developed to assist farmers to create a riparian management plan to fence, plant and protect waterways on their specific... Read More The riparian planner is a free online tool was developed by Dairy NZ and Landcare Research with inputs from regional councils throughout New Zealand. The... Read More Land Freshwater Riparian management, water quality,
River and Coastal Model
River and Coastal Ocean Model (RiCOM) is a hydrodynamic model that is used to understand threats from coastal inundation events Read More The River and Coastal Ocean Model (RiCOM) is a numerical hydrodynamic model used to demonstrate near shore hydrologic conditions primarily surrounding water velocity and height. The... Read More Coastal Freshwater
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.... 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... Read More Biodiversity Community Freshwater river, values, planning, significance
Rotorua Taupo Nitrogen Model
ROTAN-Annual is used for the prediction of nitrate inputs to lakes for various land use, rainfall, and mitigation scenarios to inform land use policy and... Read More ROTAN is a daily/weekly time-step, GIS-based, rainfall-runoff-groundwater model which can predict the water flows and nitrogen concentrations in streams in daily or weekly time steps.... Read More Freshwater Nitrogen, Land use, Lake, eutrophication
Sediment budgets for river Networks
SedNet identifies sources and sinks of sediment and nutrients in river networks and predicts spatial patterns of erosion and sediment load. SedNet constructs sediment and... Read More SedNet has been designed for a range of different users with different backgrounds, however modelling sediment and nutrient budgets is a complex activity. GIS and... Read More Freshwater Land sediment, nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorous, erosion, budgets, deposition, scenarios, land use change
Urban Planning that Sustains Water
UPSW is designed to allow the user to assess the impacts of urban development scenarios on key attributes such as water and sediment quality, ecosystem... Read More Urban Planning that Sustains Waterbodies (UPSW) is a pilot spatial DSS, the model building and testing came to completion in December 2012. The DSS was... Read More Freshwater Ecosystem Services Coastal Urban Systems stormwater, urban water management, water quality, contaminants, ecosystem, habitat, indicators, BBN, C-CLAM, USC
Waikato Integrated Scenario Explorer
WISE is an integrated spatial decision support system is intended to support regional policy development, planning and resource management. It allows future scenarios to be... Read More The* Waikato Integrated Scenario Explorer (WISE)* is an Integrated Spatial Decision Support System (ISDSS) designed specifically for New Zealand which focuses on the Waikato region. It... Read More Land Urban Systems Biodiversity Freshwater Ecosystem Services regional policy, planning, resource management
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... 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... Read More Freshwater Mitigation, streams, habitat
Watershed Modelling
The Watershed modelling System (WMS) has been developed by AQUAVEO who have developed a series of tools for the visualisation of surface and groundwater hydrology... Read More WMS is a watershed analysis tool that provides hydrologic and hydraulic modelling at watershed scales. Promoted as an 'all-in-one' watershed solution the software provides access... Read More Freshwater Natural Hazards