Farmers, growers and all those who care for our land want to help build a resilient, healthy and thriving agri-food and fibre system. Our Land and Water’s vision is a future in which catchments contain diverse mosaic of land uses that improve the health of land, water and people.
The role of Our Land and Water’s research is to connect and work with land stewards, iwi and organisations to design practical new options, incentives and pathways towards this future, and provide confidence that decisions on land-use change and management will lead to improvement in te Taiao. Join us to find out what our future landscapes can look like when scientists, farmers, growers, iwi, eaters and businesses work together to respond pragmatically and effectively to environmental degradation.
- Jenny Webster-Brown, director of Our Land and Water, will share Our Land and Water’s vision, how we will know we are on the path to success, and new research helping us realise this change
- Robyn Dynes, leader of Land Use Opportunities: Whitiwhiti Ora programme (also strategy leader and senior scientist at AgResearch), will introduce this major new research programme aiming to identify a much greater range of suitable land opportunities and a greater diversity of benefits for New Zealand.
- Selai Letica, kairangahauat Our Land and Water, will discuss how the concept of te Taiao can help us all understand – and make – the whole-system transformation required.
- Research spotlight: Hirini Tane, Otago University, will explain how the Pā to Plate project aims to contribute toward multi-solving systemic problems, by enabling connections between urban and rural communities
The Better Together webinar series
Our Land and Water invites you to four webinars to share research that brings together people, data, business and communities to responsibly care for our land and water.
Webinar 1: The vision
More diverse, resilient, healthy landscapes by 2030
Monday 30 November, 12–1pm
Webinar 2: The challenge
What the data tells us about our water
Monday 7 December, 12–1pm
Webinar 3: The solutions (part 1)
Connecting communities for effective farm plans
Monday 14 December, 12–1pm
Webinar 4: The solutions (part 2)
Bringing people together for diverse land use
Monday 21 December, 12–1pm
About Our Land and Water webinars
All of our webinars are free and open to anyone interested, but registration is essential. Please register using the links above.
There will be a Q+A session at the end of each webinar. We welcome questions in advance via email.
Webinars will be run through Zoom. People in rural areas without a reliable internet connection will be able to listen via a phone number provided by Zoom. Please register using the links above.
If people in your organisation intend to participate together via a conference room, please let us know well in advance. A conference room connection will need to be enabled and tested.