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.
The Committee is now led by a Co-Chair and Ngāi Tahu Co-Chair, plus:
In 2021, a review was undertaken to analyse whether the Committee was getting the best bang-for-buck for ratepayers. As such, the Committee structure was changed to reflect recommendations from the review.
- 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.
This ensures 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.
Jane Demeter and Iaean Cranwell were appointed Co-Chairs, with Iaean acting Ngāi Tahu Co-Chair. Find out more about their appointments.
Regional Implementation Programme
In 2012, the Committee developed a Regional Implementation Programme (available for download below).
The Programme includes actions and proposals which give effect to the CWMS (2010) at a regional level and supports the Zone Implementation Programmes locally.
Need more information?
- Regional Water Infrastructure Consolidated Work Programme 2021-22 (PDF, 319Kb)
- CWMS Regional Committee terms of reference (PDF, 58.4Kb)
- Canterbury Water Regional Implementation Plan (PDF, 3.1Mb)
- CWMS Regional Committee new annex (PDF, 368Kb)
- Regional Water Infrastructure Consolidated Work Programme 2022-23 (PDF, 270.39KB)