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Managing Freshwater: An EDS Guide

By Raewyn Peart, Kate Mulcahy and Natasha Garvan
March 2012

This Guide has been written for people who want to know more about how to promote effective management of New Zealand’s freshwater systems and who would like to obtain better environmental outcomes. It is also designed to assist people engaged in activities impacting on freshwater. The Guide focuses on what ‘good practice’ freshwater management might look like rather than what the minimum environmental requirements are under the relevant legislation.

At the time of writing this Guide, the government-appointed Land and Water Forum has recommended a number of changes to the legal and administrative framework for managing freshwater. After any of the recommended changes have been adopted by government, this guide will be updated.