National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

Founding Year: 1992

Staff: 670

Budget: $127m (2020)

Atmospheric Research

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
(1992; Auckland, New Zealand; ⁓670 staff;

A Crown-owned company under government control established to undertake scientific research and related activities in accordance with the Crown Research Institutes Act 1992. NIWA “conducts leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet.” It provides “research and transfer of technology and knowledge in partnership with key stakeholders including industry, government and Mäori.”

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Leadership: John Morgan (Chief Executive) and Barry Harris (Chair)
Budget: $127m (2020)

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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