This section has national reporting on the state of fresh water in New Zealand, the pressures on this state, and what that means for us and the environment. It also has interactive maps you can use to check the water quality for swimming of our rivers and lakes.
State of our fresh water
In this section
National environmental reporting on New Zealand’s fresh water.
Use interactive maps on the LAWA website to find out about water at monitored sites in your region and nationally.
These maps show water quality for swimming in rivers and lakes around New Zealand. For updates on swimming water quality at popular sites during the bathing season see the LAWA website.