Leading the way to a sustainable future
Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future is a short journey through the broad sweep of the University of Waikato’s portfolio of research programmes that are leading to the development of practical solutions to advance sustainability. Only a small number of projects are featured, but they have been selected to showcase the high calibre of our research, and grouped for presentation into three sections – environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and social and cultural sustainability – each with their own introductions.
Sustainable development is a concept that has developed in response to a growing realisation of the fragility of life on earth. It ties together concerns for earth’s natural resources with the social challenges facing humanity.
Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future illustrates the University of Waikato’s commitment to making New Zealand a world leader in sustainability. Our tools are discovery, innovation, evidence and research-led education. Our results are new understandings, technologies, capacity building and policies designed to underpin sustainable economic development, social wellbeing, environmental sustainability and the richness of our cultural heritage.