Where functionality meets water science
Helping New Zealand achieve clean, swimmable oceans, rivers and streams by providing a network of real-time water quality information. We’re committed to enhancing water for the generations to come.
Combining a farming mindset in regards to practicality, durability, and ease of use with high quality data.
With the ability to be deployed across rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater networks we provide remote water health measurement in real time.
“Kaua e kōrero mo te awa, kōrero ki te awa.”
Water health is the ultimate measure of environmental health
Useable Water Quality Data Interpretation
Our cutting-edge water quality solution constantly monitors and reports directly to the user the quality of our oceans, rivers, and streams.
Providing a comprehensive and detailed overview of the ecological health, swimmability, environmental thresholds, and mahinga kai values of our waterways.
With our powerful software, we can go above and beyond the raw data, by analyzing and interpreting water quality information in a way that is both meaningful and accessible, connecting users with the waterway in a more intimate and informed manner.
Just as looking at twelve pictures of a human life over a year would not provide us with a complete understanding of that person, assuming we can know everything about our waterways from occasional snapshots is similarly flawed.
Continuous data collection allows us to know, rather than assume, what the water is doing, and create actionable insights as a result.
By leveraging the power of continuous data, we can better understand the needs of our waterways and take proactive measures to ensure their health and vitality for generations to come.
The Next Generation Solution
The Waka is a highly durable and practical solution for deploying our highly accurate water quality sensors in various conditions. It is designed with longevity in mind, with a rugged and self-righting design that ensures maximum reliability and reduces biofouling.
The Waka is manufactured from recycled plastic sourced from milk bottles, making it an environmentally-friendly solution that contributes to a circular economy.
The solution is also equipped with a mate unit that offers cellular or satellite IoT connectivity, enabling it to operate in remote and challenging conditions. This allows the RiverWatch to provide real-time alerts for significant changes and events in water quality, providing users with the ability to take swift and effective action.
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