Water quality limits to be discussed

DANIEL BIRCHFIELD
Last updated 14:24 11/12/2013

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The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee is hosting a public meeting to talk with people about the process it is leading to develop catchment-specific water quality limits.

The committee is testing various scenarios to help it explore the consequences of land-use changes and develop water management solutions to deliver the community's aspirations for water.

It has identified a set of outcomes it is seeking to achieve, which are influenced by, or influence, water quality.

They are based on its Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management and they will be used to test various scenarios to set the scene for community discussions and zone committee recommendations.

Once developed, solutions will be reflected in the Waitaki sub-regional section of the proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP).

Community feedback at the public meeting will help the committee refine the scenarios it will test as part of this process, ensure they are realistic and any assumptions made ring true with the community.

At the meeting community members can find out what water quality limits are all about and how they can be involved in their development.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on December 19 at the Mackenzie Country Inn in Twizel from 7:30pm onwards.

WAITAKI HERALD

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