2017 New Zealand River Story Award winner announced

Researcher Dr Jay Piggott at the Kauru River ExStream set up.

Researcher Dr Jay Piggott at the Kauru River ExStream set up.

 

Congratulations to Dr Christoph Matthaei, Dr Jay Piggott, and their ExStream team for winning the 2017 New Zealand River Story award in Wellington last night. Established in 2013 by the Morgan Foundation and the NZ Rivers Trust, The River Story Award is for the most interesting and compelling story of an individual or community working to improve the health of a river, or rivers generally.

Located on the banks of the Kauru River in North Otago, the ExStream setup merged science with engineering to answer tough ecological questions using high statistical replication. The ExStream River Story can be viewed here.