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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Research case studies

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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Brent sampling river drinking water

Water science learning resources

The educational outreach programme managed by the University of Waikato - The Science Learning Hub - brought together ESR scientists to talk about a range of topics related to water quality.

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Social

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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the glenn inquiry

Measuring the effectiveness of whole-of-system response to prevent family violence

Preventing family violence – one of society’s most complex social issues.

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Kaikoura

Collaborative community engagement

Kaikōura, a South Island coastal town, is world famous for its beautiful environment. Responsible stewardship of the land is critical for the town's thriving Māori-owned and -operated nature-based and cultural tourism industry, and the local community has embraced this responsibility.

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