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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
Catchment Contaminant Annual Loads Model
C-CALM is intended to aid in the planning of stormwater treatment systems and has been developed to be easy to use with minimal set-up and... Read More The Catchment Contaminant Annual Loads Model (C-CALM) is a GIS-based contaminant load model which operates at the sub-catchment scale. Contaminants modelled are total suspended solids... Read More Land Urban Systems stormwater, contaminants, sediment
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
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 Dynamic Environmental Assessment System
IDEAS is a set of linked models for assisting stakeholders in planning catchment futures. From a future vision of the catchment, which may be articulated... Read More The purpose of IDEAS is to provide an Integrated Dynamic Environmental Assessment System within which modelling tools provide answers to real catchment questions about cumulative... Read More Land Community policy development, catchment, model coupling, socio-economic
Integrated Farm Optimisation and Resource Allocation Model
INFORM is a farm optimisation model that allows for assessment of targeted investments into farm systems and the best use of resources within the farm.... Read More “INFORM” (Integrated Farm Optimisation and Resource Allocation Model) is a farm systems model that integrates biological data from each land management unit (similar natural resources... Read More Land Farm optimisation, resource allocation
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
Investment Framework for Environmental Resources
INFFER's purpose is to help people determine whether the environmental/natural resource projects they are investing in will deliver tangible results within budget; whether the tools... Read More The Investment Framework for Environmental Resources (INFFER™) is an approach to developing, assessing and prioritising activities and projects aimed at addressing environmental issues. It is... Read More Ecosystem Services Land
Land Allocation and Management Catchment Framework
The Land Allocation and Management (LAM) model is an optimisation modelling approach that explores the economic impacts that various changes to land use policy surrounding... Read More The Land Allocation and Management (LAM) model is an optimisation model. It employs an iterative search process to identify how different management activities must change... Read More Land Land use, optimisation, environmental targets, allocation
Land Use in Rural New Zealand
The purpose of LURNZ is to empirically investigate the potential impacts of policies designed to alter land use decisions. Read More Land Use in Rural New Zealand (LURNZ) is a computer model that simulates land-use change at a fine spatial scale over the whole country. The... Read More Land land use, greenhouse gas, emissions trading, rural, dairy, sheep/beef, policy
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
Marxan Marxan is a conservation planning software that allows a systematic approach to the design of efficient conservation areas. Read More Marxan is a suite of tools designed to help decision makers find good solutions to conservation planning problems. Initially designed to address conservation area design... Read More Land Biodiversity Coastal Biodiversity, conservation planning, priorities
New Zealand Empirical Erosion Model
NZeem® is an empirical model that predicts mean annual sediment yield from a given catchment, based on annual rainfall, type of terrain and percentage of... Read More NZeem® partitions the New Zealand landscape according to the factors controlling erosion: rock type, land form (especially slope angle), rainfall and land cover. The erosion... Read More Land Natural Hazards erosion, sediment, rivers, farm plans, soil conservation
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
NManager NManager is intended to reflect the complex biophysical properties of a catchment and the behaviour of landowners under regulation. It simulates the economic costs and... Read More NManager is a partial equilibrium simulation model developed by Motu and NIWA, the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research. NManager allows for integrated modelling... Read More Land Nitrogen, trading, emissions, Rotorua, groundwater, water quality, dairy, sheep/beef, forestry
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,
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
Soil Plant Atmosphere System Model
SPASMO models the transport of water, microbes and solutes through soils integrating variables such as climate, soil, water uptake by plants in relation to farm... Read More SPASMO, which has been in continuous development for over 20 years, has been used by six Regional Councils for allocation of irrigation water. It has... Read More Land irrigation, nutrient leaching, soil, climate, plant production
Soil Vulnerability Modelling Soil Vulnerability Modelling defines soil zones of similar vulnerability profile for nutrient and microbial contamination to waterways to provide a basis for: 1) setting nutrient... Read More Soil Vulnerability Modelling, formerly known as EnSus, is a framework for analysing the environmental risk associated with land use pressure on the land and deriving... Read More Land land use, soil, farm management
Suspended Sediment Yield Estimator
A New Zealand national GIS ‘layer’ to enable reconnaissance-scale estimation of suspended-sediment yields from New Zealand’s rivers and streams. It has been developed by NIWA... Read More SSYE uses a raster-based GIS layer of specific suspended-sediment yield (SSY, t/km2/y) from New Zealand’s rivers and streams has been generated based on gauged sediment... Read More Land Natural Hazards Biodiversity sediment, sediment yield, river, stream
TEC tool
Threatened Environment Classification
The Threatened Environment Classification Tool was created to make LENZ (Land Environments of New Zealand) accessible to key biodiversity managers. It is an extension to... Read More The Threatened Environment Classification is an interactive GIS tool which helps planners identify and set a value on New Zealand‘s threatened environments. Landcare Research has... Read More Land Biodiversity LENZ, biodiversity, threatened, land environments
TopNet The hydrological model TopNet was developed at NIWA and is commonly used in New Zealand. Typical applications include flood forecasting, irrigation planning and estimates of... Read More TopNet is a semi-distributed hydrological model for simulating catchment water balance and river flow. TopNet uses a modelling approach which combines an understanding of hydrology and... Read More Land flooding, irrigation, climate change, rivers, flow
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