ESR specialises in investigating water quality, identifying contamination sources, and developing resources for our clients to better manage waterways and the surrounding environment, and address possible risks to public health.

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Ngā ratonga wai me te taiao / Water and environment services

About ESR's water & environment services

ESR specialises in investigating water quality, identifying contamination sources, and develop resources for our clients to better manage waterways and address possible risks to public health. Our community engagement approach ensures the solutions are culturally appropriate, have enduring community support and a sound scientific base.  

ESR also works with other organisations on the sustainable management of biowaste. We have expertise in treatment options for wastewater, effluent, greywater, biosolids and sewage sludge with a focus on land application and re-use.

We are a key player in the Pacific Islands, supporting local communities and government with water quality, sanitation and hygiene advice to improve water standards in this region.

Find out more about the work we do in our "Clean Water" [PDF, 2.5 MB] brochure, through the links below, our water research case studies, or by contacting us via:enquiries@esr.cri.nz.

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Water quality testing

ESR’s water testing services can detect and identify a range of waterborne pathogens as well as identify their source and contaminant pathways. ESR can also undertake general analysis of the quality of drinking water, groundwater and wastewater.

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He Wai Māpuna

He Wai Māpuna is our first Māori-led research programme. It incorporates mātauranga Māori and modern science to support Māori to achieve their aspirations for wai by changing the way we work across ESR to deliver greater impact for Māori.

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Pacific consultancy

ESR assists the Pacific region with scientific expertise, information and tools to strengthen policy, programmes and practice to achieve healthy, safe and resilient communities.

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Water quality and sanitation

ESR provides health authorities, local and central government, industry and communities with scientific advice and expertise on the management of drinking water, groundwater, recreational water and wastewater.

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Groundwater science

Access to safe water is a fundamental human right that Aotearoa New Zealand is committed to protecting, with the science and innovation system playing a key role in helping ensure water sources are safe and resilient.