Reporting back

Access to environmental reporting

Date: 01 January 2019
Reporting Frequency: Annually
Category: Regional Leadership


Seasonal environmental data provided for air, coastal, biodiversity/ecosystem health, and water.



About this goal

In their day to day lives, a wide number of people use the environmental data we collect. Whether you’re going swimming or rafting, need a specific river report or simply want to know about the state of Canterbury’s environment, our data is a source of interest for many.

Throughout the year, we collect state of the environment monitoring data to monitor and track things like air quality, rainfall; the quality, levels and flows of the water in our rivers, streams and lakes; river and stream ecosystem health; and, the quality and levels of groundwater.

Under our Long-Term Plan, we have committed to ensuring that communities and decision-makers have easy access to the state of environment monitoring data we collect and the information this provides.

Why does it matter?

Making our data and information readily accessible assists individuals, groups and organisations in our region to better understand their use and management of Canterbury’s air, land and water, biodiversity, and coastal resources.

As well as being of interest to many people, our state of the environment monitoring data enables us to evaluate the effectiveness of our regional strategies and resource management plans, and to track the progress of our region’s sustainable development.

What's being done?

The data and information we collect on the state of our environment are published in line with Ministry for the Environment guidelines. We provide this data across four connected environmental domains: air, coastal, biodiversity/ecosystem health, and water.

We report on the state of Canterbury's environment through LAWA. Our state of the environment monitoring data is publicly available through the links below. 

Find out more

Environment Canterbury’s Reporting back web pages cover a range of topics.

Browse our data sets by collection in our Data Catalogue.

Find out how ratepayer funding supports this work with our Rates Tool.


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