Irrigation New Zealand

INZ HAS DEVELOPED AND REGULARLY REVIEWS A SET OF PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE OUR ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES:

  1. Nobody owns water in New Zealand – instead a permit is granted for its use.
  2. All users of water have a responsibility to use it efficiently through the adoption of Good Management Practice.
  3. Water is plentiful in New Zealand – however its efficient use requires sound planning, investment and management.
  4. Water quality must not be unacceptably altered through irrigation.
  5. Integrated catchment management underpinned by audited self-management is the optimal approach to water management.
  6. Decision making must be informed through robust science and reflect community values.
  7. There are multiple benefits from water infrastructure - its development and funding must reflect this.
  8. Water charges in New Zealand should only be set to recover water supply and resource management.

More detailed explanation of each principle: INZ Principles

EVENTS

Tuesday 12 March

10:00 am - 16:30 pm

One day Irrigation Operator and Manager Training - Ashburton 12.3.19

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