The Importance Of Water In New Zealand

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Water is a significant resource for the country of New Zealand with the country’s population growing, agricultural sector expanding and our climate changing from too dry to too wet and vice versa constantly. For some regions of New Zealand, the water and wastewater sector produce a considerable amount of the local greenhouse gas emissions. Grey water is relatively clean water from showers, baths, and sinks. This water can be cleaned and reused however many homes do not have a greywater system, therefore, allowing for the greywater to be released into the sewage system this is a waste of water that can easily be reused. In July 2006, a study was carried out in Kapiti Coast, this study involved the installation of monitoring equipment in 12 households …show more content…
He has written several texts for BRANZ. His main focus is Sustainability in New Zealand. His research is often referenced for his water usage reports on Auckland. The eBook summarised above contained justified statistics and a case study that involves the monitoring of water usage in Kapiti Coast. The source was published by BRANZ, an independent research organisation that aims to provide its consumers with innovative and valuable solutions that are thoroughly researched that will enhance the quality of the built environment in New Zealand. BRANZ reports are based on how to build sustainably. Their research includes topics such as Energy Conservation, Hot water usage and conserving water in New Zealand homes. BRANZ research targets the construction industry not only in New Zealand but also China, Australia, Malaysia and various other areas around the world. This eBook was published in 2009 and was presented at the SB07 NZ Conference in 2009. Due to the research being fairly aged the statistics may not hold the same level of reliability and validity as it did in 2009. However, the information provided was very informative and understandable. The research set a good starting point to understanding the effects of New Zealand’s water usage. Although the case study that the eBook is based off was only conducted in Kapiti Coast, considerations and estimations that were made were educated and took the entirety of New …show more content…
Maggie Lawton in 2008 as a feature for water usage for Build. The source was helpful with suggesting a large variety of solutions regarding the conservation of water in New Zealand. Dr. Lawton is well known in her field and has written several articles and reports throughout her career. This journal articles target audience consists of people who want to make a difference and companies that want to extend its expertise and sales in a more conservative direction regarding the environment. The author’s solutions are backed up with statistics that are consistent with similar articles are written in the same year. The build is a building industry information resource. Its main aim to inform, educate and inspire those in professions within the creative industries, such as designers and architects. Build provides research and advice that is unbiased and informative. The age of the journals publication is unlikely to affect its reliability as a source. This is due to its contents focusing on solutions on how to conserve water rather than statistical evidence from the year of publication. The solutions offered in the source is simple, logical and proven to make a difference in water usage. The journal does not have a list of references, this makes it difficult to determine where and how the information presented was obtained by the author. This affects the reliability of the journals content especially considering that the journal is fairly

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