The Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month.
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15 May 2013: Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee meeting
6 May 2013: Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee meeting
15 March 2013: Selwyn-Waihora zone committee meeting
8 February 2013: Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee meeting
The Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee was established in October 2010.
Since forming the committee received briefings on a variety of topics to bring it up to speed on water management issues in the zone.
In July 2011 the committee held public meetings to provide an update on progress being made and seek feedback on the draft priorities for water management.
This feedback was taken in to consideration when the committee refined its water management priorities to feed into its Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP).
The ZIP outlines the actions, responsibilities and timeframes for activities to achieve the principles, targets, and goals set out in the CWMS.
A series of public meetings were held in October and November 2011 to give the community a chance to provide feedback on the ZIP.
The final Selwyn-Waihora ZIP was then finalised and formally presented to Environment Canterbury to endorse at its council meeting in December 2011. Selwyn District Council received and endorsed the ZIP in early 2012.
More recently, the focus for the committee has been on water quality limit setting processes in the zone. The zone committee is required to make recommendations to Environment Canterbury covering minimum flows, water allocation and nutrient load limts.
These limits will become part of a Selwyn-Waihora sub-regional chapter in Environment Canterbury’s proposed Land and Water Regional Plan, due to become operative in early 2014. The Selwyn-Waihora catchment limits will replace the Plan’s interim regional limits.
By building its understanding of limits (via scenario testing), the commtitee will be able to make technically and socially informed recommendations on limits. The underpinning assumptions of the scenarios being tested can be found here.
Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee information sheet - June 2012 (2 MB)
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (3.28MB)
Selwyn Waihora ZIP (2.4 MB)
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