"The mentoring, leadership and networking opportunities through the scholarship are invaluable."

- scholar.

Cawthron Scholarship - Water Quality & Land Restoration Project

Closing Date: 9 August 2020
Value: $5,500
Region: Not region specific
Tertiary Institution: Any
Offered by: Cawthron Institute
Study Level: Undergraduate, Summer Internship
Study Area: Science & Mathematics

Open to Māori undergraduate students or students enrolled in Māori studies, who have a strong interest in water quality and sustainable land-use practices.

The scholarship will be based at the Cawthron Institute, Nelson, for 10 weeks beginning November 2019. 

The scholar will contribute to a national register of sustainable land-use actions taken to improve water quality. The collation of this information should assist landowners and communities to adopt sustainable land use practices.

This project will develop an online register as part of the LAWA web tool (www.LAWA.org.nz) which will summarise past and current on-land restoration actions. This register will allow landowners and stakeholders to record and report on their sustainable land use practices. We are also particularly interested to see how this online register will benefit Māori to practice kaitiakitanga. To be certain that the register also addresses māori views and needs, the scholar will conduct an online survey aimed at Māori communities/ landowners/ stakeholders.

This project would enable the scholar to assist in the design and implementation of the online survey, as well as assisting with the analysis and interpretation of the results. The scholar will work closely with freshwater scientists, social scientists and iwi landowners.