RiverWatch

The River Watch water sensor was awarded the 2016 WWF Conservation Innovation Award. The sensor can measure dissolved oxygen, pH level, turbidity, conductivity and temperature, and can be modulated to add sensors for water soluble nitrates, phosphates, water flow, solar panel charging and weather monitoring.

The ability of the sensor to take continuous readings pre-set by the operator over a five day period enhances the gathered data sets, providing robust scientific data for all manner of applications. When coupled with the River Watch phone app, the data can be uploaded from the sensor via Bluetooth or Wi Fi. This data can then be sent to the WAI NZ map with its GPS geotag, positioning it on a waterway to provide data collection and dissemination.

If you would like to order a River Watch water sensor or require further information please send us an enquiry using our contact page.

What we do

WaiNZ is a national grassroots organisation that aims to reduce freshwater pollution by using technology to empower the public to be the guardians of our waterways. We are tackling freshwater issues by giving the public the power to record and report on pollution or enhancement of freshwater from anywhere in the country. Learn more about WaiNZ and it's initiative here.

Help us clean up New Zealand's freshwater:

View Maps

View the good, the bad and the ugly freshwater management in your area using our unique Map which includes all waterways in NZ. See where all photos are coming from, with the power of GPS.

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The Inspiration

WaiNZ was formed in 2012 when people from all over NZ became inspired to collaborate in efforts to monitor and report on freshwater pollution.The inspiration came from watching the documentary film River Dog (multi award winning NZ doco), a story of one man's struggle to save the river he lives by. You can view the trailer to River Dog here.

Collaborative partners

Rangitāne
DOC
NIWA
Landcorp
Greater Wellington Regional Council
ESR
Fish and Game
Forest and Bird
Landcare Research

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