Steve Lowndes is wrapping up his experience as a councillor and chair and reflects on achievements and the challenges lying ahead for the new council.
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Steve Lowndes Chairman of Environment Canterbury about the progress made by farmers to protect mahinga kai values.
Environment Canterbury’s role in consenting water use, and protecting our water supply.
Steve Lowndes discusses what the Waimakariri in flood would really look like, and whether our current protection measures are resilient enough.
Farmers have a lot to contend with, much more than the average townie can understand, in dealing with emissions, nutrient leaching and environmental risks.
Audit. It’s a word with all sorts of connotations, and none of them especially pleasant. For me, it stirs up memories of long dark nights poring over paperwork.
What’s going on with farming and freshwater in Canterbury? Is water quality, in the form of nitrate pollution, getting better