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Abstract: New Zealand's hydrologists were surveyed to determine what information they believe is lacking and what information they believe is important for more effective management and allocation of New Zealand's freshwater supply. Two research questions and five qualitative questions related to information needs and water policy were answered by 79 hydrologists through an online survey. The survey identified four factors as both important and lacking to hydrologists: (1) representative models, (2) data for more-advanced models, (3) information on interaction of water with other variables, and (4) information on sustainability of water resources. Five additional qualitative questions supported these findings and identified further areas of concern.

To cite this article: William, Gerard; Milke, Mark W and Raffensperger, John F. Survey of New Zealand Hydrologists on Information Needs [online]. Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand), Vol. 48, No. 1, 2009: 1-11. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=100904207167308;res=IELNZC> ISSN: 0022-1708. [cited 28 Jun 17].

Personal Author: William, Gerard; Milke, Mark W; Raffensperger, John F; Source: Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand), Vol. 48, No. 1, 2009: 1-11 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0022-1708 Subject: Questionnaires; Hydrology; Groundwater; Earth scientists; Water-supply; Hydrologists; Water-supply--Research; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
(2) University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand, email: mark.milke@canterbury.ac.nz
(3) University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand

Database: New Zealand Collection