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Studies and Reports

Avon and Heathcote Rivers: analysis of water quality data from 1992-2006.
The Avon/Ötakaro and Heathcote/Opawaho rivers are lowland waterways that are primarily spring-fed and have heavily urbanised catchments, receiving stormwater drainage from a large part of the city of Christchurch.
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Cashmere stream, reducing the pressures to improve the state – Environment Canterbury contracted to EOS Ecology.
Cashmere Stream is an urban-fringe waterway located in southwest Christchurch. It has been recognised for its ecological health in the southwest Christchurch area.
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Christchurch Urban Waterways Communication Evaluation September 2009.
A report into the awareness of the Waterways Campaign of 2009 and attitudes and behaviours towards rivers, streams and waterways in Christchurch.
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Faecal source tracking in the Avon River, Christchurch March – May 2009.
E. coli monitoring undertaken during the summer months indicates that at recreational sites on the Avon River the E. coli levels frequently fail to meet the standards set by the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Health. This project was undertaken to gain a better understanding of the sources of E. coli in the Avon River.
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Getting the stormwater message across.
Supporting information on the effects of selected residential activities, such as car washing, use of outdoor cleaners and disposal of cigarette butts, with particular reference to the aquatic ecosystems of the Avon River/ Otakaro and Heathcote River/Opawaho.
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Haytons Stream 2013 Water Quality Investigation at Gerald Connolly Place.
The purpose of this 2013 study was to measure the water quality during baseflow and stormflow conditions at Gerald Connolly Place.
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Haytons Stream catchment water quality investigation Report.
Environment Canterbury (ECan) contracted NIWA to undertake an investigation of water and sediment contamination of Haytons Stream and its effects on the quality of the Heathcote/Opawaho River.
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Improving Urban Waterway Health: local public perceptions of stormwater and the Okeover Stream, Christchurch.
A telephone survey of the Okeover Stream community was undertaken to provide an understanding of the local community’s current perceptions, knowledge and behaviour around the stream and stormwater.
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Improving Urban Waterway Health: Okeover Stream Focus Group Report.
This report follows on from the phone survey report “Improving Urban Waterway Health: local perceptions of stormwater and the Okeover Stream, Christchurch.” Following the telephone survey, focus groups were conducted to build on the knowledge already gathered and find out where the community sees their connection with the stream and identify what tools would work in this community.
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Improving Urban Waterway Health: Comparative Analysis 2012.
This report follows on from the Okeover Stream Focus Group Report. This report compares the original findings of the 2010 report with new phone survey data to determine if the initiatives undertaken within the Okeover catchment resulted in a change in perceptions of the health of Okeover Stream, a change in understanding of the waterway and stormwater system and a change in behaviour around potential polluting activities.
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Quantifying the impact of car washing on water quality and assessing simple treatment strategies.
This report examines the effects of car washing on water quality. Total suspended solids, key metals, nutrients and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were measured in untreated car wash water subjected to different conditions.
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Sources of Sediment Input into the Cashmere Stream.
This research was undertaken by EOS Ecology to determine the main sources of sediment to Cashmere Stream, how much turbid water enters the river during rainfall from the different tributaries and stormwater pipes, and what type of sediment is entering the stream from the different land use types.
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State of the Takiwa – Cultural Health Assessment of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary and its Catchment.
This report outlines the results of a cultural environmental health assessment of Te Ihutai/the Avon-Heathcote Estuary and it’s catchment undertaken by Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu, in conjunction with members of Ngai Tuahuriri and Ngati Wheke between March and May 2007.
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Whose stream is it anyway? Community identification in Okeover Stream, Canterbury.
This research seeks to present alternative methods of identifying the immediate stakeholders associated with a common pool resource and, furthermore, to define the wider community of the resource.
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