Mark Webb has been working as a field officer for over 20 years and worked alongside the Opuha Dam Company to ensure the Opihi River continues to flow.
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Half of Timaru’s water supply, and 9 of 12 water schemes in the district are supplied with water from the Opihi River- a fact not many might know.
They may be challenging to catch but the slippery eels surveyed at Wainono Lagoon this month provide us with valuable information. Read more about the Wainono lagoon eel population.
A day in the life of Environment Canterbury's Hydrological Officer, Owen Payne, measuring and monitoring rivers and lake.
Most farmers are committed to achieving their increasingly tight environmental requirements. For many, this will involve completing and adhering to a Farm Environment Plan, and applying for a land use...
Dr Tim Davie, Environment Canterbury's chief scientist explains how Canterbury’s groundwater and river systems work, focusing on the Selwyn catchment.
Strict rules are now in place to ensure that farmers measure and manage the effects of their farming on local water quality.
Dr Melissa Robson of Landcare Research outlines the state of water quality in the Selwyn Te Waihora catchment. Learn all about the impact of sediment, phosphorus, nitrogen and bugs.
Ron Pellow (South Island Dairy Development Corp) and David Birkett (arable farmer and chair of the Foundation for Arable Research) on the topic of 'farming within limits".
Bill Bayfield, Environment Canterbury’s CEO, summarises Canterbury’s water system and outlines some of the actions being taken by the regional council to protect and improve this precious resource.
Claire is Environment Canterbury’s Councillor with responsibility for water. We asked her a few questions about water management in Canterbury.
Environment Canterbury Chief Operating Officer Nadeine Dommisse outlines exactly what farmers now need to do to meet water quality limits.