Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Research outputs

From November 2017 to February 2018 workshops and a survey told us about barriers to WSUD, and quick solutions. The resulting report is here. The resulting research ran from March 2018 to April 2019, generating the following series of outputs: research reports, case studies and maintenance checklists.

Research reports

The research is described in a series of five reports:

More Than Water (MTW) assessment tool

The More Than Water (MTW) assessment tool has been developed for evaluating the benefits and cost outcomes of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) projects.

Case Studies

Research findings on costs, benefits and maintenance have been demonstrated through the following series of case studies, each described in a detailed information sheet.

Maintenance guidance and checklists

Guidance sheets have been developed for the design of low-maintenance swales, raingardens, green roofs and wetlands.

Maintenance checklists have been developed for swales, raingardens and green roofs.

WSUD walking tours

Guides on WSUD walking tours linked to the Activating WSUD workshops are available for:


Notes are available from the workshops held in 2017 and 2019.