The Christchurch–West Melton Water Management Zone Committee meeting schedule.
Read past committee agendas and minutes
The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee meets each month to discuss local water management issues and develop solutions.
Meetings are open to the public and time is made available for community contributions.
Each year the committee refreshes its community membership (applications for the coming year closed on 27 November 2014) so keep an eye out for opportunities to get involved.
Check out these short videos from committee members to find out what’s involved.
Last year nine Christchurch youth aged between 14 and 24 attended a two-day hui to get involved in local water management.
The hui was organised by Environment Canterbury in conjunction with the Christchurch – West Melton Zone Committee.
The vision of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) is to enable present and future generations the greatest benefits from our water resources within an environmentally sustainable framework.
For this reason it is vital for young people to be involved in the process now and ensure they have the information and the interest to contribute.
On the first day of the hui participants undertook a full-day field trip to visit significant sites for water management in Christchurch.
Following this, the students went to Rehua Marae to reflect on the day's activities and learn about Ngāi Tahu values, before staying the night on the marae.
The next day the group was welcomed by Environment Canterbury Commissioner David Caygill and heard from the Ministry of Youth Development on how to get the voice of youth heard.
This was followed by a session on the Christchurch–West Melton Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) and its vision for local water management. The group made a formal response to the ZIP.
The Christchurch youth hui is the first in what is hoped to be a series across the ten CWMS zones.
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