Research and Information

Drowning continues to be the third highest cause of unintentional death in New Zealand. The picture of drowning and water-related injury in New Zealand shows that water-related harm occurs over a wide range of environments, age groups and activities, reflecting access to, and use of, water in New Zealand.

Research allows us to examine attitudes, ascertain the nature and extent of risky behaviour and by whom. WAI’s approach is research and evidence based, and on this website you will find a collection of national and international research and articles. Within each section [Educators, Learners, Families & Communities] you will find relevant research and articles offering a sound source of information and evidence.