Achieving the community’s water goals is a long-term game — particularly when it comes to groundwater, when change isn’t immediately visible. We need to bear this in mind when we set targets and assess progress against them.
The Canterbury Water Management Strategy provides a collaborative framework to help manage multiple demands on our precious water resource. It sets water management targets for 2015, 2020 and 2040.
You can read a summary of progress against 2015 targets below. The targets are regional rather than zone-based and cover 10 broad areas. The summary is based on the Canterbury Water Management Strategy Targets Report 2015 (PDF File, 4.04MB).