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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Forum to look at water contamination and how to improve the quality of water

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Economy, English, Environment, ESR, Investment, KB, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, Technology, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Forum to look at water contamination and how to improve the quality of water

Source: ESR New Zealand drinking water supplies are still vulnerable says an ESR scientist involved in the investigation into the Havelock North water contamination. Microbiologist Dr Brent Gilpin says while it is unlikely there will be an outbreak of waterborne illness on the scale of the 2016  Hawkes Bay event, there are still areas in […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Read the latest Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, Health, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Science, Tonga, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Read the latest Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter

Source: ESR Read the latest edition of ESR’s Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter  Inside this latest edition Topics include: –   Meet ESR’s Healthy Pacific Environments’ Team –   Learn about Vanuatu’s WASH in schools programme –  Tonga’s Health adaption and action plan for climate change and disaster risks –  ESRs’ health labs host Pacific trainees- Read Issue 3, […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Major wastewater programme to provide exciting opportunities

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Christchurch, Education, English, Environment, ESR, Health, Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Police, Science, United Kingdom, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Major wastewater programme to provide exciting opportunities

Source: ESR ESR scientists say the planned Police roll-out of a national wastewater drug testing programme will provide real-time intelligence about what drugs are being used in New Zealand’s towns and cities. However, the testing, likened by scientists to “one large urine test”, also has the potential to tell New Zealanders how healthy we are. […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Legionella numbers on the rise

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crude, English, Environment, ESR, Exploration, Gas, Health, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Oil, Open Source Intel, Science, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Legionella numbers on the rise

Source: ESR ESR scientists say gardeners should be aware of the risks posed by potting mix and compost, as the numbers of cases of legionella bacterial infection begins to rise. Legionella can cause a range of symptoms, including severe pneumonia (Legionnaires’ Disease). ESR, which manages public health surveillance for the Ministry of Health, has already noted […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR extends flu surveillance | ESR

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, ESR, Health, Intelligence, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR extends flu surveillance | ESR

Source: ESR For those who have suffered from a bad case of flu over the winter, it may be galling to note this flu season has been marked by a relatively low number of cases. Furthermore, there had been expectations of a potentially severe season, given the moderate to high levels of flu-related hospitalisation and […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: TB disproportionately affecting Māori | ESR

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, China, English, Environment, ESR, Health, India, Latin America, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Philippines, Science  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: TB disproportionately affecting Māori | ESR

Source: ESR Migrants to New Zealand carry the highest risk of having tuberculosis, although Māori continue to suffer disproportionately from the disease compared with others born in New Zealand. Data presented by ESR at a recent Australasian conference on TB, show the overall rate of TB disease in New Zealand is low, but the numbers […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Scientists in the age of ‘fake news’

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, ESR, Health, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science, Technology, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Scientists in the age of ‘fake news’

Source: ESR ESR’s new Chief Scientist, Brett Cowan, says at a time when there is an increasing distrust of experts, scientists have a responsibility to communicate in a simple and clear way. He was echoing comments by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Juliet Gerrard, who told ESR staff recently that building trust in […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Measuring Groundwater Health | ESR

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Economy, English, Environment, ESR, Health, Investment, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Measuring Groundwater Health | ESR

Source: ESR ESR scientists studying groundwater aquifers in Canterbury and Southland are seeing a reduction in biological diversity due to an increase in nutrient concentrations. The research project, which was presented at the September Water New Zealand Conference in Hamilton, is looking at what the organisms that exist in underground aquifers can tell us about […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR investigates drinking water supply failures

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Environment, ESR, Health, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR investigates drinking water supply failures

Source: ESR A study looking at whether water supplies are meeting drinking water standards has highlighted ongoing problems experienced by some suppliers. The study’s results, which are being presented in a paper to the September conference of Water New Zealand’ by ESR research scientist David Wood, examines seven years of data collected on the achievement […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Testing native plants to improve lake quality

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Crude, English, Environment, ESR, Exploration, Gas, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Oil, Open Source Intel, Science, United Kingdom, Wellington  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Testing native plants to improve lake quality

Source: ESR A new field trial is underway in Wairarapa using native plants to clean up farm runoff going into Lake Wairarapa. Scientists from ESR, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, are looking at the potential of mānuka and of other native trees to reduce the leaching of nitrate and other pathogens from farm […]

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