Living Water – Manga-o-tama catchment water monitoring
Living Water Waikato has partnered with Spark NZ and Environmental IoT specialist, Adroit to create an innovative water monitoring solution for an important catchment in the Waikato region.
Hear key stakeholders discuss the project in this video, including Fonterra Group Director, Farm Source, Richard Allen; DOC Operations Director, Dan Heinrich (Te Āti Awa); Spark Technology Evolution Tribe Lead, Renee Matapere; and Farmer, Brad Hancock, along with Adroit’s own Blair Stewart and Guy Macpherson.
Water catchment areas are fragile ecological environments that can be severely impacted by high levels of nutrients, sediment, effluent and other contaminants. As there are already 38 farms potentially impacting the catchment, it was seen as essential to establish real time water quality monitoring in the catchment to allow participants to see how their efforts contribute to this bigger restoration vision.
So, for the project, Adroit designed and installed monitoring stations to provide accurate water quality data, measuring and reporting water quality parameters in real-time, such as Nitrates (NO3), sediment (including turbidity and total suspended solids), dissolved oxygen, temperature, conductivity and pH.
Data from the sensors is transferred to the Adroit Platform via the Spark CatM1 network, with results being shared, allowing all stakeholders and local community the opportunity to participate in the project.
Adroit Environmental Monitoring Solutions
As an end to end solution provider, Adroit supplied the device hardware, IoT connectivity, nationwide installation, maintenance, and ongoing support.
Adroit has proven solutions, not just for construction, but for all environmental monitoring applications, including waterway and water catchment monitoring, agriculture and aquaculture water quality monitoring, workplace environmental monitoring, and solutions for urban and regional environmental monitoring.