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November 2010This report provides a national picture of current status (2005–2009) and trends in water quality of New Zealand lakes. It updates the 2006 report ‘A snapshot of lake water quality in New Zealand’. Read more
May 2010Preparing for Future Flooding is a summary of the Ministry’s technical report 'Tools for estimating the effects of climate change on flood flow'. It provides good practice information and guidance to help local authorities incorporate climate change impacts into flood risk management. Read more
Measuring carbon emissions from land-use change and forestry: The New Zealand land-use and Carbon Analysis SystemJune 2010This report takes a detailed look at New Zealand's trends towards 'total emissions' and the two main contributing factors that fluctuate these trends from year-to-year. Read more
Tools for estimating the effects of climate change on flood flow: A guidance manual for local government in New ZealandMay 2010This guidance manual will help local authority staff manage and minimise the risks posed by increased flood risk due to climate change. The manual provides good practice guidance for incorporating climate change impacts into flow estimation. Read more