The Regional Zone Committee has been getting through a huge volume of work as committee members work to understand the key regional issues for water management in Canterbury.
The Regional Implementation Programme (RIP) was prepared by the Regional Committee following an engagement process including public and stakeholder meetings, and feedback from people and organisations with an interest in water management.
Environment Canterbury received and endorsed the Regional Implementation Programme at its council meeting on 31 May 2012.
The RIP identifies four priority areas which need to be addressed at a regional level to meet the targets in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS):
The Regional Committee has four working groups, which report back to the full committee, to look into these priority areas.
More recently, the Regional Committee has been considering issues of region-wide importance including the role infrastructure can play in delivering the targets outlined in the CWMS.
The Regional Committee has also been looking at regionally significant features in each zone and considering how to best manage them.
The Regional Committee has recently updated Annex 1 of its RIP to include recommendations on significant features the six zones which hadn't completed ZIPs when the RIP was developed.
A series of community feedback meetings were held in June 2013.
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Water measurement in Canterbury - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 216 kB)
Biodiversity ecosystems committee (256 kB)
Regional Implementation Programme (3.4 MB)
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