Our fresh water 2017

Publication date: 
April 2017
Publication reference number: 
ME 1305
Our fresh water 2017 is a joint report by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ.

Our fresh water 2017 presents information about the state of our fresh water, the pressures on this state, and what that means for us and the environment.

Summary of top findings [PDF, 446 KB]

Read the media release [PDF, 182 KB]

Other products from 2017 environmental reporting - Fresh water

New Zealand's fresh water at a glance

This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s fresh water. It presents key findings from Our fresh water 2017.



Measures and trends [Environmental indicators Te Taiao Aotearoa website]

Graphs, maps, tables, and more detailed scientific descriptions of our key findings.



Datasets [MfE Data Service]

Conduct your own analysis of the data.


Supporting scientific papers for Our fresh water 2017


Other environmental reporting - Fresh water


Environment Aotearoa 2015 provides an overall picture of our environment across the air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land, and marine domains including interactions between domains.