ESR (the Institute of Environmental Science and Research) is New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities.

It’s our science that helps safeguard people’s health, protect food-based economies, improve the safety of freshwater and groundwater resources, and contributes expert forensic science to justice systems. See the positive impact our work has

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10 Feb 2017

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ESR is proud to be a partner of the National Science Challenges Crazy & Ambitious Conference 2017. (external link)  There are several exciting sessions planned with our very own Brent Gilpin as a keynote speaker. The conference is being held 8-10 May at Te Papa in Wellington.

Abstract submissions close 28 February 2017.

Registration is now open, including the opportunity to apply for a registration fee waiver. Please see details (external link)  on how to apply.

08 Feb 2017

A smashing brew
Crushed glass can out-perform sand as an effective alternative filter media for wastewater treatment. It is less prone to clogging with better back-washing efficiency. It’s also a sustainable alternative to sending glass to landfill.