December 2004, Ref. ME555
This discussion document outlines the different ways in which New Zealanders value and use freshwater. It also looks at how New Zealand’s water is presently managed and the pressures and challenges facing our water management system. A preferred set of directions for improving our system for managing freshwater are also identified. Submissions closed on 18 March 2005.
For background reports and further information on the consultation see the Water Programme of Action page.