What's been done? A national record of land management actions to improve water quality and restore catchments
Project Details Ngā taipitopito
Collaborators Ngā haumi
Cawthron Institute | DairyNZ | Happen Consulting | Land Air Water Aotearoa | Massey University | Scion | Te Arawa Lakes Trust | Te Arawa River Iwi Trust | University Of Otago | Wakatū Incorporation
In Aotearoa we care for the health of our rivers, lakes and wetlands, which is why we adopt land management actions that help improve water quality.
However, some of our waterways are not in good shape. Over the last decade, we planted trees, fenced riverbanks and changed grazing and fertiliser management practices to improve the situation – but we are not consistently recording what has been done to enhance waterway health.
To find out which actions work best, we need to start recording land management actions and link them to water quality outcomes.
The Register of Land Management Actions will create a free online tool to record efforts to improve water quality within each rural catchment. The register will give people all over New Zealand greater awareness of the efforts underway to improve our fresh water, and a clearer picture of how far we have come.
Our goal is to give landowners confidence to invest in the most efficient actions, accelerating investment in catchment improvements.