National reporting on the state of freshwater in New Zealand. This includes the pressures on this state and what that means for us and the environment. There are also interactive maps you can use to check the water quality for swimming of our rivers and lakes.
State of our freshwater
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National environmental reporting on New Zealand’s freshwater.
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.