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Monitoring and understanding our land and water

Last updated: 22 February 2023
Reporting frequency: Quarterly
Portfolio: Water and land

We are collecting and managing quality, trusted data that is shared with and used by community and key organisations to understand trends and actions, as required to meet statutory requirements and environmental outcomes.

How are we tracking on our Levels of Service?

Level of Service 2: Monitor and provide accurate and timely State of the Environment data for Canterbury, for use by decision-makers and the community.

To achieve this level of service we will:

  • 2.1 Create State of the Environment monitoring programmes and share the data
  • 2.2 Provide data and analysis to show progress against the Canterbury Water Management Strategy targets, with quarterly reports to the Mayoral Forum (please note, this measure is not intended to contribute to our state of the environment reporting)
  • 2.3 Ensure data collected is fit for purpose.

How are we doing: Long-term water monitoring programmes continue, with data available on our website and Canterbury Maps, and Land, Water, Air Aotearoa (LAWA). Our summer programme includes regular monitoring of recreational water quality (Can I swim here?) and aquatic health. We also report on biodiversity in the Canterbury Water Management Zones on Canterbury Maps.

On track
Level of Service 3: Undertake targeted science research and investigations on matters relevant to policy development to inform Council and stakeholders.

To achieve this level of service we will:

  • 3.1 Publish data and analysis electronically to ensure it is publicly available.

How are we doing: Places we share data and information, including our technical reports and resources, are on our website, Canterbury Maps, and Land, Water, Air Aotearoa (LAWA).

On track

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