We have adopted a collaborative, community-led approach to environmentally-sustainable water management. By sharing some of our discoveries, challenges and solutions following the launch of our Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) in 2009, we hope to help others too.

You can also find out how we're tracking to achieve the community's long-term water goals, in our 2021 CWMS progress report.

New beginnings

We started talking about what water means to specific communities rather than what it means to us.