Join the Regional Water Management Committee

The Committee’s purpose is to uphold the mana of the freshwater bodies within the Canterbury Region by facilitating enduring land and water management solutions that give effect to the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) vision, principles and targets.

Changing the Committee structure

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Earlier this year, a review was undertaken to analyse whether the Committee was getting the best bang-for-buck for ratepayers. As such, the committee’s structure is being changed to reflect recommendations from that review.

The Committee will now be led by an independent Chair and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu-appointed co-Chair, plus:

  • An Environment Canterbury councillor,
  • Three Papatipu Rūnanga representatives,
  • A Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representative,
  • A member to represent both the Canterbury District Health Board and the South Canterbury District Health Board, and
  • Up to six community representatives from across the Canterbury region. Apply for a community representative role.

Become a community representative on the Committee

The Committee is currently seeking expressions of interest from the public for the selection of up to six community representatives from across Canterbury/Waitaha.

As a community representative, you will help to develop advice and consensus-based recommendations on regional water management issues through round-table discussions.

This will ensure the Committee is working to monitor progress with implementing the CWMS across Canterbury; and is providing advice and regular reporting to Environment Canterbury, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Canterbury Mayoral Forum on regional issues associated with implementing the CWMS.

How to apply

  • Please send a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and a short curriculum vitae to RCapplications@ecan.govt.nz by 2 August 2021.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview or workshop.

For further information on the roles, please email Regional Water Management Committee facilitator Jaimee Grant at jaimee.grant@ecan.govt.nz.

Role description

Download the CWMS Regional Community representative Role Description (PDF file, 58.4KB) for further information on the role including the core responsibilities.

Are you the next independent Chairperson of the Committee?

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for an independent Chairperson to lead the Committee.

As the Chair, you will work with the Ngāi Tahu Co-Chair to provide leadership to the committee by supporting the members to develop advice and consensus-based recommendations on regional water management issues.

How to apply

  • Please send a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and a short curriculum vitae to RCapplications@ecan.govt.nz by 26 July 2021.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Role description

Download the CWMS Regional Committee Chair and co-Chair Role Description (PDF file, 58.73KB) for further information on the role including the core responsibilities.

Need more information? 

Contact Jaimee Grant — Facilitator    027 220 2694    jaimee.grant@ecan.govt.nz

Regional Implementation Programme and applicant terms of reference