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Water & environment services

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

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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 through the links below, our water research case studies (external link) , 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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Biowaste solutions

ESR leads the Centre for Integrated Biowaste Research (CIBR), a collaborative programme delivering innovative solutions for the sustainable re-use of biowastes. CIBR combines the expertise of 10 New Zealand research institutes, universities and research partners.

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Environmental and food virology

ESR's environmental and food virology laboratory offers a range of testing services and can conduct investigations into viral contamination.

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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 newsletter

Read our quarterly newsletters for more in depth updates of ESR projects in the water space. If you would like to register to receive our newsletters please complete the subscription form[/home/about-esr/register-with-esr/].  

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