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Hydrological projections for New Zealand rivers under climate change

Publication date:  September 2018
Publication reference number:  CR 315

This report, prepared for the Ministry for the Environment by NIWA, examines the potential impacts of climate change on hydrological conditions at 20 river mouths around the country. The effects of climate change on the water cycle are becoming important and are expected to become more so over the course of the century. This is a growing concern to New Zealand given the centrality of freshwater to our social, cultural, economic, and environmental well-being.