Water Quality 85% open

New Zealand

What data is expected?

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.

  • Fecal coliform
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride levels
  • Nitrates
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Data per water source
  • Available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced 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.
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date No Datasets for river water quality go to 2013, but not more recently.
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
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.
licence_url https://data.mfe.govt.nz/license/attribution-3-0-new-ze
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
usability 2
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.

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Meta data

Data location   https://data.govt.nz/search?q=water+quality&start=25 - MfE Data Service
https://data.govt.nz/dataset/show/668
Data licence   https://data.mfe.govt.nz/license/attribution-3-0-new-ze
Data format   CSV, JSON, KML, SHP, WFS, XML
Reviewer   Nisha Thompson
Submitters   Jonathan Hunt
Last modified   Mon Jan 23 2017 08:43:42 GMT+0000 (UTC)