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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
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 load... 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
CALPUFF
CALPUFF
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 its Guideline on... Read More Air Quality atmosphere, air quality, pollution, meteorology
ARDEEM
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
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
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 LENZ that enables... 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 produced a Threatened... Read More Land Biodiversity LENZ, biodiversity, threatened, land environments
C-CALM
Catchment Contaminant Annual Loads Model
The model was developed by NIWA under sub-contract to Landcare Research as part of the FoRST funded Low Impact Urban Design and Development programme. C-CALM is intended to... 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 (TSS) and particulate... Read More Land Urban Systems stormwater, contaminants, sediment
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
IDEAS
Integrated Dynamic Environmental Analysis 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 in a... 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 causes and effects... Read More Land Coastal Community policy development, catchment, model coupling, socio-economic
LURNZ
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 model employs... Read More Land land use, greenhouse gas, emissions trading, rural, dairy, sheep/beef, policy
NZeem®
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 woody... 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 co‑efficient (a) is... Read More Land Natural Hazards erosion, sediment, rivers, farm plans, soil conservation
SPASMO
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 and orchard practices,... Read More SPASMO, which has been in continuous development for over 20 years and is currently used by six Regional Councils for allocation of irrigation water. It has also... Read More Land Natural Hazards irrigation, nutrient leaching, soil, climate, plant production
SPARROW
Spatial Regional Regression on Watershed Attributes
SPARROW assists in the prediction of mean annual contaminant loads in streams. Read More SPARROW is a modeling tool for the regional interpretation of water-quality monitoring data. The model relates in-stream water-quality measurements to spatially referenced characteristics of watersheds, including contaminant sources and... Read More
SSYE
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 in collaboration with... 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 yields at over... Read More Land Coastal Natural Hazards Biodiversity sediment, sediment yield, river, stream
SWAT
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, land use... Read More SWAT is a river basin scale model developed to quantify the impact of land management practices in large, complex watersheds. SWAT is a public domain model actively... Read More soil, water, sediment, chemical, land use, land management
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 climate change impacts... Read More TopNet uses a modelling approach which combines an understanding of hydrology and soil science to calculate the water available in various locations – soil, lakes, streams – over... Read More Land flooding, irrigation, climate change, rivers, flow
ESESM
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 measures to achieve... 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 from domestic solid... Read More Air Quality Community air quality, incentives, pollutants, PM10, solid fuel heating
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
TAPM
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