Presentation on theme: "Canterbury Water Management Strategy in the Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone CWMS – finding local solutions to water management challenges in the OOP zone."— Presentation transcript:
Canterbury Water Management Strategy in the Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone CWMS – finding local solutions to water management challenges in the OOP zone
Ecosystem health/biodiversity Natural character of braided rivers Kaitiakitanga Drinking water Recreational & amenity opportunities Water-use efficiency Irrigated land area Energy security and efficiency Regional and national economies Environmental limits TARGETS These cover all values
Priorities for the OOP zone committee Water quality: local communities finding solutions to deliver the targets of the CWMS Biodiversity: Immediate Steps funding supports initiatives to protect biodiversity New water for the zone - for environment, drinking water and irrigation
Catchment groups in OOP Zone “Local people taking local ownership” A community – led approach to achieving local water management goals
Strengthening community links and taking action The OOP Zone Committee has been driving the establishment of catchment groups to enable local people to find the best ways to care for and improve local waterways and infrastructure to help meet the targets of the CWMS.
Vision for the next five years Local ownership of catchment health - What are our values and expectations? - A shared vision: What makes a healthy waterway? Improvements in waterway health - Know your farm and catchment - Understand local nutrient issues - Actively manage activities to minimise losses of nitrogen and phosphorus - Share local knowledge
Vision for the next five years Waterway health and biodiversity enhancement - Create awareness of challenges, solutions, and opportunities - Identify the actions required to protect biodiversity priorities Realising economic potential - Identify opportunities - Consider environmental impacts
What success looks like – year one Defined vision Identified risks to waterway and ecosystem health Identified catchment‘s economic potential Decided what action is required to achieve vision Begin work on implementation
What success looks like – long term Implementing the vision - Community buy-in and understanding of local water issues - Action being taken to reduce nutrient losses - Farm environment plan implementation - Balancing environmental and economic outcomes - Monitoring and measurement
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