Canterbury Water Management Strategy

Environment Canterbury, working in collaboration with Ngai Tahu, territorial authorities, landholders, industry groups, statutory bodies, NGOs and other agencies, is responsible for managing the region’s water resource. This includes managing the flows and levels in any water body, the control of taking, use, damming and diversion of water and the allocation of water and the control of discharges.

We have a duty to gather information and undertake research on freshwater resources, and to monitor, report on and make information available on the state of the whole or any part of the freshwater environment.

Our work is aligned to the targets of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.