New Zealand has a dirty rivers problem. In 2017, two-thirds of the country’s rivers were deemed too polluted to swim in. Given this, research is being carried out to find ways in which the country can attempt to clean up its rivers. Ngārie Scartozzi is a student developing an eClean bioreactor that helps cleans contaminants from water bodies. Bronnie Wild spoke to Scartozzi about her research and the wider issue of dirty rivers.

Ngārie Scartozzi is a doctoral researcher at the University of Canterbury. She has a background in commercial aquaculture and her specialty area is integrating mātaurānga Maori, traditional and contemporary Māori knowledge, with scientific research.



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