We are delighted to announce that Dr Jarrod Walker has joined Streamlined Environmental as a Marine and Coastal Specialist. Jarrod will be based in Auckland, where he has been deeply involved over the past 10 years with research, management, ...
November 5, 2018Ngaire Phillips
Streamlined Environmental’s Ecology and Ecotoxicology Specialist Dr Ngaire Phillips has been re-appointed to the EPA’s HSNO Committee for a further 3 years. The HSNO Committee considers applications for hazardous substances, and for new organisms into New Zealand, ...
August 8, 2018Ngaire Phillips
Sharing is caring, but not particularly so, when you must share your favourite bathing spot with bugs that make you sick! Freshwater bodies are susceptible to contamination and can serve as a vehicle for transmission of microbial pathogens. The ...
February 7, 2018Ngaire Phillips
November 2017, Streamlined scientist member of team awarded 5-year MBIE funding Dr Mike Stewart (Environmental Chemist) is a key researcher in a 5-year project on “Managing the risk of emerging organic contaminants” (EOCs) recently announced by the MBIE. The ...
December 12, 2017Ngaire Phillips
November 2017, Contaminant load limits and the concept of the “critical point” Malcolm Green presented a talk on contaminant load limits and the “critical point” at the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society 2017 Annual Conference held in Hamilton....
December 12, 2017Ngaire Phillips
Maths aside, we cannot ever truly know anything. Science does not prove things – it disproves things. This keeps us all in jobs, of course, arguing about what we think we know and don’t know. (Maths is different – mathematicians can prove things to be true. I don’t know whether ...
November 15, 2016Ngaire Phillips
I think you’d all agree that protecting our valuable natural resources while enabling social and economic growth is challenging. The recently recommended limit for nitrate in water of 0.8 mg/L proposed for the Tukituki River is ...
June 16, 2014Ngaire Phillips
Shortly after I posted my last blog about the health significance of nitrate in drinking water, the Guardian website ran a piece by Alex Bellos, author of the recently-published book Alex Through the Looking Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers ...
May 9, 2014Ngaire Phillips
Macroinvertebrates, or stream bugs, have been the focus of much debate amongst New Zealand’s freshwater science fraternity in recent times. To address declining water quality, the New Zealand government has proposed a National Objectives Framework (NOF), which includes a set of national bottom line values ...
April 22, 2014Ngaire Phillips
Every day, we make decisions that affect our health and well-being. Most of these decisions are based on some understanding of science, whether we realize it or not. Should I have that extra piece of cake (biology, chemistry)? Do I have enough time to cross the road before that car ...
April 7, 2014Ngaire Phillips
Reports of nitrate pollution of groundwater, with concentrations above the safe “New Zealand drinking water standard”, or World Health Organisation Guidelines, have been prominent in the media recently. This is particularly the case in Canterbury, where the Medical ...
March 24, 2014Ngaire Phillips