Tools and guidelines for managing the quality and ecological health of fresh water in New Zealand, and for the efficient use of freshwater resources.
Tools and guidelines
In this section
Information about the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality including links to the Guidelines on the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment website.
Frequently asked questions on the 'Microbiological water quality guidelines for marine and freshwater recreational areas' which help councils and other agencies inform their communities of the risks related to swimming at bathing beaches.
Guidelines, tools and protocols for managing the ecological health of rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater resources in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) provides information, through labelling at the point of sale, to consumers buying products that use water.