Farm Environment Plans, in combination with Audited Self-Management, have become the preferred mechanism for rural land users to satisfy current and future water quantity and quality regulatory requirements.
IrrigationNZ with funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries has engaged with a number of primary sectors, irrigation schemes and Regional Councils to produce -
A Farm Environment Plan Template . Note: As this template becomes more widely used it will be updated to reflect the issues encountered and better ways to address them.
A 'How to' Guide to assist irrigation schemes or collectives in Irrigation Audited Self Management. This document includes, protocols, procedures and templates for its successful implementation. Note: it is also possible for other rural land users not linked to irrigation to use this approach.
A Background Report that provides details of why Irrigation Audited Self Management has been developed and how it addresses regulatory requirements.
An Audited Self Management workshop was held in 2011. The report Building knowledge and understanding of Audited Self Management summarises the outcomes from this.