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AMS/EPA Regulatory Model
AERMOD is an air dispersion model used for estimating the impact of new and existing sources of pollution on ambient levels at source-receptor distances of... Read More AERMOD is a steady-state plume model that incorporates air dispersion based on planetary boundary layer (PBL) turbulence structure and scaling concepts, including treatment of both... Read More Air Quality Air Quality, Dispersion Modelling
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
ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services
ARIES is a web based tool that aims to quantify ecosystem services in a manner that acknowledges the associated dynamic complexity and its consequences, but... Read More ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (ARIES) is an integrated Ecosystem Services (ES) modelling methodology that has multiple uses including (But not limited to); Spatial mapping and... Read More
Auckland Regional Dynamic Ecological-Economic Model
ARDEEM is a dynamic simulation model of economic–environment futures for the Auckland Region. Read More ARDEEM is a system dynamics model designed to simulate the combined environmental and economic implications of change in the Auckland Region between 1998 and 2051.... Read More ecological economics, integration, system dynamics, Auckland, scenarios
The CALPUFF model simulates the effects of time and space-varying meteorological conditions on pollution transport, transformation and removal. Read More CALPUFF is an advanced non-steady-state meteorological and air quality modeling system. The model has been adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) in... Read More Air Quality atmosphere, air quality, pollution, meteorology
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
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
Emissions and socio-economics spatial model
The ESESM model has been designed to assist Regional Council staff to maximise the benefit of funding allocated to financial incentives programmes for air quality... Read More An Emissions and Socio-economic Model (ESESM) has been developed on a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform. The model presents the spatial distribution of PM10 emissions... Read More Community air quality, incentives, pollutants, PM10, solid fuel heating
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
Estuarine Trophic Index Toolkit
The NZ Estuary Trophic Index (ETI) toolkit is to assist regional councils in determining the susceptibility of an estuary to eutrophication, assess its current trophic... Read More The Estuary Trophic Index (ETI) toolkit is a series of decision support tools developed with funding from Envirolink Tools Grants for the Regional Councils Coastal... Read More Coastal estuary, trophic Index, Nutrient loads, eutrophication, susceptibility, health
FarmSim IN DRAFT - May include in future Read More FarmSim is a daily step simulation of plant growth, water and nitrogen cycling of a single unit (paddock, farm) of agricultural production on alluvial... Read More
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
Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand (2012)
A Health Effects Model allows end users to run scenarios to undertake sensitivity testing to test the effects of different assumptions, evaluate the effects of... Read More A Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand Study was first carried out in 2007 to comprehensively assess the air pollution health effects in New... Read More Air Quality Air Quality, Exposure model, Health effects model
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 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 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
Multi-scale Integrated Modelling for Ecosystem Services
MIMES is a multi-scale, integrated shell of models that determines stock and flows of selected ecosystem service models to provide resource managers with an improved... Read More MIMES is a suite of applications, all delivered to end users through the Web. There are bespoke models for particular cases. All applications have been... Read More Ecosystem Services Ecosystem services, stocks, flows, scenarios
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 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
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
Regional Flood Estimation Tool for NZ To provide up to date flood magnitude estimations for New Zealand catchments to inform the decision making and design of built infrastructure. Read More This tool represents a new model of flood magnitude for New Zealand catchments, and a re-assessment of the uncertainty inherent in the existing method that... Read More Natural Hazards Flood estimates, Hazards, infrastructure
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,
Riskscape RiskScape is a loss modelling tool to support evidence-based risk assessments for natural hazards. It draws on decades of natural hazards research to model how... Read More The RiskScape software is designed to assist organisations and researchers with estimating asset impacts and losses from natural hazards. The software take a set of... Read More Natural Hazards natural hazards, risk assessment,
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
SeaSketch SeaSketch's aim is to enable participatory marine spatial planning processes through the collective capture, presentation and analysis of relevant science and information. Read More SeaSketch is being used around the globe in small agency teams and large community-driven initiatives to support and make better management decisions. SeaSketch is a... Read More Coastal coastal planning,
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
Spatial Regional Regression on Watershed Attributes
SPARROW models are used to estimate long-term average values of water characteristics, such as the amount of a contaminant that is delivered downstream, on the... Read More SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes) is a watershed modelling technique developed by the USGS in the late 90s. Its primary use is to... Read More
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
Soil and Water Assessment Tool
SWAT was developed to predict the impact of land management practice on water, sediment and agricultural chemical yields in large complex watersheds with varying soils,... Read More Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a watershed scale model originally developed by Dr Jeff Arnold for the USDA Agricultural Research Services. It was... Read More soil, water, sediment, chemical, land use, land 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
The Air Pollution Model
TAPM is a model developed to estimate the spread and impact of air pollution. It is a meteorological, prognostic air pollution model. Read More Air pollution models that can be used to predict hour by hour pollution concentrations for periods of up to a year, are generally semi-empirical/analytic approaches... Read More air quality, pollution, meteorological
The PSU/NCAR mesoscale model
IN DRAFT - May include in future Read More The PSU/NCAR mesoscale model (known as MM5) is a limited-area, nonhydrostatic, terrain-following sigma-coordinate model designed to simulate or predict mesoscale atmospheric circulation. The model is... Read More
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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
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
Urban Runoff Quality Information
URQIS is a resource developed in 2012 that provides stormwater and urban stream quality data to the public by accessing a database of urban runoff... Read More The Urban Runoff Quality Information System (URQIS) is a resource developed in 2012 that provides stormwater and urban stream quality data to the public by... Read More
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
Water Resources Integrated Development Environment
WaterRIDE is designed to provide floodplain managers and Council staff with access to their model results in an intuitive manner providing valuable information to assist... Read More WaterRIDE is a well-established suite of modules which specialises in flood plain management. The software can be used in flood forecast modelling, floodplain mapping and... Read More Natural Hazards Flooding, flood plain management, hazards planning, forecasting, mapping
Zonation Zonation identifies areas important for retaining habitat quality and connectivity for multiple species, indirectly aiming at species’ long-term persistence. Read More The ZONATION tool provides methods and software for ecologically based land use planning including decision support for spatial conservation resource allocation. Zonation is used to... Read More Biodiversity Ecosystem Services biodiversity, prioritisation,