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Research case studies

ESR undertakes a range of research that both informs our work and helps solve our clients' problems. To read examples of the research we have undertaken, sortable by science discipline, read the case studies below.

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Cleaning Cleanup Washing Sponge 268134

Engaging communities to reduce contaminants in biowaste

Every day we use dozens of household cleaning products and personal care products. These get flushed down the drain and into our wastewater systems or septic tanks, but what happens to them when they're out in our environment?

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Tutuko River Fiordland National Park NZ

Collaborating with local government on water quality

Poor water quality is not only bad for the environment, it can also put our health at risk.

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Virus removal2

Virus removal in wastewater

The Virus Removal in Wastewater project is an ESR-led research group that aims to advance knowledge of the efficiency and relative importance of processes involved in virus removal in natural wastewater systems such as oxidation ponds.

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Facilitating service redesign

ESR worked in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Capital and Coast DHB to redevelop the model of care for those involved in Opioid Substitution Treatments (OST).

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Antibiotic sensitvity and resistance

Combating antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is the broader term for resistance in different types of microorganisms (eg, bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi). It encompasses resistance to antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic and antifungal drugs.

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3D marae visualisation

Preserving Māori cultural assets

ESR partnered with Matatā based iwi Ngāti Rangitihi and 3D visualisation experts Blue Cube Consulting to co-develop a virtual marae visualisation platform named Te Rererunga (the ‘fly over’).

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