Our newsletters

Read our quarterly newsletters for more in depth updates of our work.

Crime Scene Intelligence Newsletter 

In this edition

  • New view of bloodstain patterns
  • Reviewing the DNA Database
  • Tracking the Kiwi drug habit
  • Robust regulations needed for medicinal cannabis
  • Real-time drug screening
Read Crime Scene Ingelligence November 2019 [PDF, 3.6 MB]


GroundsWell Newsletter 

In this edition

  • Invite to the Groundswell symposium
  • The critical role groundwater plays in water quality 
  • How groundwater contamination processes work 3
  • Understanding nitrogen transfer in small waterways 
  • Wairau Plain groundwater – surface water interaction
  • ESR groundwater scientist honoured
  • Groundwater project reduces nitrates
  • Using groundwater as an energy source
 Read Groundswell Newsletter, Issue 2, February 2019 [PDF, 4.2 MB]

Previous newsletters



Living Water Newsletter 

In this edition

  • Horokaka Mātaitai Wānanga Tamariki
  • Post-earthquake study of the Avon (Ōtākaro) River in Christchurch  
  • Exposure of the New Zealand population to ionising radiation 
  • Crypto micro mimics removal efficiencies in rapid sand filtration
  [PDF, 4.2 MB]Living Water November 2018 [PDF, 4.4 MB] 

Previous newsletters

Living Water May 2018 [PDF, 4.1 MB]

Living Water October 2017 [PDF, 202 KB] [PDF, 4.5 MB]

Living Water March 2017 [PDF, 4.5 MB]

Living Water November 2016 [PDF, 1.4 MB]

Clean water for a safe and healthy environment brochure

An overview of our water related services and research


  •  Drinking-water quality management
  •  Water Microbiology
  •  Groundwater quality management
  •  Water quality testing services
  •  Biowaste and wastewater
  •  Community engagement and Vision Mātauranga
  •  Pacific consultancy
  •  Environmental and food virology
  •  Legionella testing
  •  Radiation training and consultancy

Water-6-panel-brochure-WEB.pdf [PDF, 2.5 MB]