PEOPLE, WATER AND LAND PROGRAMME AND REGION-WIDE LIMIT SETTING
Hosted by: Environment Southland and Te Ao Marama
Monday 30th November 1.30 to 3.30pm
People, Water and Land – Te Mana o te Tangata, te Wai, te Whenua
Vision Inspiring change to improve Southland’s land and water Me whakaohooho tangata hei tiaki taiao o Murihiku
The People, Water and Land – Te Mana o te Tangata, te Wai, te Whenua programme is an integrated approach to manage freshwater in Southland incorporating change within communities and a regulatory framework to improve our land and water. The programme is a partnership between Environment Southland and Ngai Tahu ki Murihiku and recognises that people, businesses and organisations will be required to adapt their activities to reduce the adverse effects human activities are having on the environment. This is critical to set Southland up to become more resilient and sustainable into the future and to meet the requirements of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM).
The People, Water and Land programme has three workstreams:
Action on the ground: making and sustaining change.
The objective of this workstream is to enable and support change in land use to improve water quality at farm-to-catchment scale, and to develop and nurture partnerships with industry and community to lead change.
Values and objectives: setting the direction
The objective of this workstream is to raise awareness of freshwater and to determine the community’s values and freshwater objectives in accordance with the requirements of the NSPFM. The outputs from this workstream are key components for the Regional Forum and provide guidance to the Action on the Ground workstream
Regional Forum: defining the goalposts
The Regional Forum is a community based group that has been formed to advise Environment Southland’s council and Te Ao Marama Incorporated board members on methods and timeframes to achieve the community’s aspirations for freshwater.
This programme has been underway for several years now, and we invite you to come and engage with those involved on what has been achieved, lessons learnt and where to next.
Please note we will only be holding this workshop if we are at level 1.