One of the ten Canterbury Water Management Strategy target areas is environmental limits. This includes flow and allocation limits for water quantity and catchment load limits for water quality.
Zone committees work with local communities to develop recommendations for these water quantity and water quality limits, which are given effect to through the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP).
Water quality in the Upper Waitaki
The Upper Waitaki water zone committee has completed recommendations for managing water quality in the Upper Waitaki, including limits.
These recommendations will be given effect to in Plan Change 5 to the LWRP.
Water quantity in the Waitaki
Water quantity in the Waitaki is managed under the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan.