Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. The Index either looks at the quality of designated drinking water sources, or of environmental water sources (if drinking water data is not available). See our methodology for more information. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
CSV, JSON, KML, SHP, WFS, XML
|Downloadable at once||Yes|
|Up-to-date||No||Datasets for river water quality go to 2013, but not more recently.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV, JSON, KML, SHP, WFS, XML||For a given dataset, click vertical dot icon, choose download, then choose format.|
|findable_steps||Searched on https://data.govt.nz/ for 'water quality' followed links to MfE Data Service, did the same search on MfE Data Service, filtered results by Environmental Reporting > Freshwater > River water quality, Lakes or Groundwater||This field should be a textarea.|
|Collected by government||Yes||Water quality is typically measured in rivers, lakes and drinking supplies by regional councils, then aggregated at national level by Ministry of the Environment|
|collector_name||Ministry for the Environment|
|characteristics||Fecal coliform, Arsenic, Fluoride levels, Nitrates, Total Dissolved Solids, Data per water source, Available for entire country|
|location||https://data.govt.nz/search?q=water+quality&start=25 - MfE Data Service, https://data.govt.nz/dataset/show/668 -|
Data isn't consistent but is there.
Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.