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A guide to freshwater accounting under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014

Publication date:  September 2015
Publication reference number:  ME 1206

This guide provides information to help regional and unitary councils implement the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 requirement to establish freshwater accounting systems for water quantity and quality. It sets out the common principles and key components of an effective accounting system and provides general advice and case studies to illustrate key points.

The guidance is not intended to provide a prescriptive ‘how to account for freshwater’ guide. This is to ensure councils have the flexibility to create accounting systems that reflect the unique circumstances of their region.