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Read the Upper Waitaki Zone Committee's Winter 2014 newsletter.
Read the Upper Waitaki Zone Committee's Spring 2013 newsletter. The focus for the zone committee over the next couple of years is to work with the community to develop water quality limits for the Waitaki catchment – you can find out more in the committee’s newsletter. You can also find out about local biodiversity funding, catchment groups, and water monitoring in the zone.
The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee was formed in early 2011 to work with the community to develop local water management recommendations which deliver the goals and targets of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).
In November 2011 the committee engaged with stakeholders and community members about the priorities for water management that led to its Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management. The ZIP was presented to councils in June 2012 and endorsed as the basis for the design and realignment of council work and planning programmes for freshwater.
Now the committee is focussed on implementing its on-the-ground activities, and particularly sub-regional planning processes for the zone. The sub-regional chapter will supersede the default water quality limits in Environment Canterbury's proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) for the Upper Waitaki.
The committee is also establishing and working with catchment groups, which focus on audited self management, farm environmental management plans, water quality monitoring, weed control, fencing, and education.
Overseer (pdf 2.16 MB)
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Upper Waitaki ZIP (pdf 678 kB)
Upper Waitaki Committee October 2012 update (pdf 1.33 MB)
Upper Waitaki Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 229 kB)
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