The Whakaora Te Waihora Science Hui will be held at the Lincoln Event Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln, 9am to 1.30pm on Thursday, 6 November.

Whakaora Te Waihora is a cultural and ecological restoration programme for Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, led by Ngāi Tahu and Environment Canterbury. As part of this programme, several science and engineering investigations are underway including:

  • Investigations into lake opening and closing mechanisms for a better-managed lake level
  • Mahinga kai bio-health (investigating contaminant levels)
  • Nutrient processing within the lake
  • Macrophyte trials
  • Fisheries management
  • Wetland and stream margin nutrient treatment options.

This work is contracted out to science providers such as universities and Crown Research Institutes. Support has also been provided for riparian investigations undertaken by the Freshwater Ecology Research Group at the University of Canterbury.

Some investigations have now been completed and others are making good progress, and we invite anyone interested, to come along and hear project updates from the researchers involved.

Places are limited so please reply as soon as possible to Adrienne Lomax on 021 052 9720 or via email at [email protected]

Tea and coffee will be available at registration from 8.45am and lunch will be provided at the end of the presentations.

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