Waimakariri Land & Water Solutions Programme

Waimakariri District Council works with Environment Canterbury (who have the overall responsibility for water management in Canterbury) via the Waimakariri Water Zone Committee.

The Land and Water Solutions Programme is a collaborative project led by the Waimakariri Zone Committee to encourage community contributions on how to achieve better water quality. 

The Zone Implementation Programme, is a package of recommendations prepared by the Waimakariri Zone Committee and is expected to be completed in September 2018. This will provide proposals on how best to deal with the freshwater and ecological issues facing the Zone, including river flows, surface water quality as well as groundwater recharge and movement. The Council contributes $35,000 a year supporting the Committee’s activities. As the programme of work has yet to be defined it will be considered in a subsequent Long Term Plan or Annual Plan.