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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Restoring the health and wellbeing of the lake and whanau of Matahuru

At one time Lake Waikare at Lower Waikato was a source of sustenance for the whanau of Matahuru.

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Managing the risk of emerging organic contaminants

Emerging Organic Contaminants (EOCs) are natural or manufactured chemicals in household and personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and agrichemicals; their use and discharge is largely unregulated.

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Optimising the process for microplastic analysis

Microplastics are small plastic particles in the environment that come from a variety of sources, including cosmetics, clothing, and industrial processes.

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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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