This section has national reporting on the state of fresh water in New Zealand, the pressures on this state, and what that means for us and the environment. It also has interactive maps you can use to check the water quality for swimming of our rivers and lakes.
State of our fresh water
In this section
National environmental reporting on New Zealand’s fresh water.
Find out about water quality of lakes and rivers in your region and nationally. Find out what water is used for and how much. Find the best place to swim. See the interactive maps on the LAWA website.