Canterbury mayors have reaffirmed commitment to collaborative management of the region’s freshwater through the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/2019/canterbury-mayors-committed-to-the-cwms/
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We're engaging with communities to protect and improve the quality of streams, rivers, lakes, estuaries and groundwater throughout Canterbury. Decisions on water allocation and nutrient management are driven by recommendations from water zone committees in 10 areas. Find your water zone on the map.https://www.ecan.govt.nz/your-region/your-environment/water/whats-happening-in-my-water-zone/
... here to see who is currently on the committee.https://www.ecan.govt.nz/your-region/your-environment/water/whats-happening-in-my-water-zone/ashburton-water-zone/play-your-part-in-local-water-management-join-the-ashburton-zone-committee/
Delivering the community’s aspirations for water
The Ashburton Zone Committee has been working with the community since 2010 to deliver the targets outlined in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).
The CWMS is an innovative and bold way of managing our fresh water that puts finding solutions to local water issue into the community’s hands.
Some of the work the committee has been involved in has included providing more than $500,000 wo...
... innovative solutions to manage our freshwater resource to support community use (mahinga kai, drinking water and recreation), achieve ecosystem health and sustainable economic developmenthttps://www.ecan.govt.nz/about/your-council/about-us/operation-principles/freshwater-management/
There are six strategic programmes of work in this portfolio:
CWMS (Canterbury Water Management Strategy) Facilitation
Environmental Monitoring and Progress Reporting
Resource Management Act (RMA) Water Framework
Zone and Regional Delivery
Regional Water Infrastructure Support
Te Waihora Restoration
Explore Canterbury's public recreational spots with our new online 'StoryMap', which provides accessibility and amenity information for over 900 sites.https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/2020/explore-our-region-with-new-storymap/
Environment Canterbury has a significant head-start in working with the Government’s new freshwater reforms, as councillor Claire McKay writes.https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/stories/from-our-councillor-addressing-the-state-of-our-waterways/
... must adhere to, and Environment Canterbury has developed a Regional Policy Statement and regional plans for land and water, air and the coastal environment.https://www.ecan.govt.nz/about/your-council/about-us/our-governance/
Regional StrategiesKey regional strategies include the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS), the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy and the Canterbury Biodiversity Strategy.
Hurunui Waiau Water Zone Committee recommended funding for two new biodiversity projects to protect and enhance native flora and fauna.https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/zone-news/hurunui-waiau/funding-approved-for-two-hurunui-waiau-biodiversity-projects/
Water is life. Out of a list of crucial tasks and ambitions, managing and nurturing our water is the most important job that Environment Canterbury has.https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/stories/2021/from-our-chair-urban-water/
Science Director Stefanie Rixecker discusses the Canterbury Water Management Strategy and its impact on water protection in Canterbury.https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/stories/what-exactly-is-the-canterbury-water-management-strategy/
Canterbury’s precious water resource has been managed by the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) since 2009.
It provides a collaborative way of addressing the issues to enable present and future generations to gain the greatest social, economic, recreational and cultural benefits from Canterbury’s water resources.
The strategy sets out targets for wat...