We are taking an integrated approach to resource management and developing a single planning framework for Canterbury/Waitaha. Here is what we know about the resource management issues affecting the Canterbury/Waitaha region and its people.
Discover land cover and use, economy, jobs and trends and the ecosystem services our resources provide in Waitaha.
Air quality issues in rural and urban areas in our region.
A regional overview of key issues and drivers, national direction, challenges, narrative.
Understand how climate will change in our region, the risks that poses to our communities and ecosystems, and our role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Soil, hazardous substances and land contamination; and waste minimisation and management.
Natural character, features and landscapes
The region has a range of landscapes and features, areas of natural and historic heritage, and cultural sites.
The region and its communities are subject to a wide range of natural hazards including flooding, earthquakes, liquefaction, tsunamis and coastal erosion.
the region has a network of urban areas, which vary in their size, role, and character.
The region has substantial water resources. They include surface waterbodies, groundwater systems, and an extensive coastal marine area.