Long-term grades for Corsair Bay, Diamond Harbour Beach, Rāpaki Bay, Purau Bay changed to poor prior to this summer. Find out more about water monitoring
Monitoring and understanding our land and water
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?
To achieve this Level of Service, we will:
Targets 2.1a, 2.3a, 2.3b: Collect and publish data on the Environment Canterbury and Land Air Water Aotearoa websites and ensure data collected is fit for purpose.
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.
To achieve this Level of Service we will:
Target 2.1b: Implement a mātauranga Māori monitoring programme.
How are we doing: Implementation of the draft mātauranga Māori monitoring framework is contingent on having the appropriate mandate in place to progress. Staff are still giving consideration to this wider context.
To achieve this Level of Service, we will publish data and analysis electronically to ensure it is publicly available.
Data analysis and report preparation are underway for several research investigations into water and land resources in the region.
Recent highlights and updates
The water zone committee has been updated on the water quality of Waitaki lakes.