Lincoln University Research Archive LAND where you want to be

Lincoln University > Research Archive > Research Centres and Units > Land Environment and People Research Centre (LEaP) > Land Environment & People Research Paper series >

Cite or link to this item using this URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10182/4937

Title: River Swimming in the Gisborne District: Application of the river values assessment system (RiVAS)
Author: Booth, Kay
Callis, Jo
Panton, Tracey
Sutherland, De-Arne
Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: Lincoln University. Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport.
Series/Report no.: Land Environment and People Research Paper ; no. 7
Item Type: Monograph
Abstract: The River Values Assessment System (RiVAS and RiVAS+) was applied by a River Expert Panel to eight resource and user attributes to assess 22 known river swimming locations in the Gisborne District. The method was applied to differentiate swimming sites of regional significance (n=3: Wharekopae River at the Rere Rockslide, Wharekopae River at the Rere Falls, and the Hangaroa River at Doneraile Park) from those of local significance. Few data were available, so the Expert Panel relied on their own assessments for most attributes. Minor revision was made to the facilities related attribute, and the RiVAS+ methodology was also applied (its first application to river swimming) to assess future potential value of six selected sites for swimming. This suggested that the Wharekopae River at Champagne Pools could be of regional swimming value (rather than local significance in its existing state) if identified management actions were taken to enhance the site for swimming.
Persistent URL (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10182/4937
Related: The original publication is available from http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/leap
Related URI: https://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/handle/10182/578
ISBN: 978-0-86476-294-8
ISSN: 2230-4207
Rights: ¬©LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand 2012. This information may be copied or reproduced electronically and distributed to others without restriction, provided LEaP, Lincoln University is acknowledged as the source of information. Under no circumstances may a charge be made for this information without the express permission of LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand.
Appears in Collections:Land Environment & People Research Paper series

Files in this Item

File Description SizeFormat
LEaP_rp_07.pdfResearch Paper3.5 MBAdobe PDFView/Download

Recommend this item

Copyright in individual works within the Research Archive belongs to their authors and/or publishers. You may make a print or digital copy of a work for your personal non-commercial use. Unless otherwise indicated, all other rights are reserved, except for other user rights granted by the copyright laws of your country.
If you believe that copyright is being infringed by material available in this archive, contact us and we will investigate.