Last chance to join the Regional Water Management Committee

If you are passionate about finding long-term solutions to protect Canterbury's wai (water), then this is the chance to play your part.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for up to six community members from across Canterbury/Waitaha to join the Committee.

Develop advice on regional water management issues

As a community representative, you will help to develop advice and consensus-based recommendations on regional water management issues through meeting regularly, attending workshops or field trips, and working with the community on recommendations to councils about how best to look after our water both now and into the future.

Your participation will help influence and monitor the progress being made to deliver the community’s aspirations for freshwater across Canterbury.

Expressions of interest for independent Chair’s role close Monday 26 July

Along with the call for community members, the deadline for expressing interest in becoming the independent Chairperson to help lead the Committee with a Ngāi Tahu-appointed co-Chair now closes on Monday 26 July.

The Committee has undergone changes this year and a new committee structure was adopted by our Council on 15 April 2021. The Committee's membership is now being refreshed as a result of the change.

The Committee was established in 2010 to address regionally significant water management issues such as infrastructure and environmental enhancement projects, specifically, delivering on the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and a short curriculum vitae to by:

  • 26 July 2021 for the Chair's role, or
  • 2 August 2021 for the community roles.

A description of the Chair’s role and the Committee’s terms of reference are available on the Regional Water Management Committee page.

If you are shortlisted, you will be required to attend an interview or workshop.