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Regional council practice for setting and meeting RMA-based limits for freshwater flows and quality

Publication date:  April 2010
Publication reference number:  No number

This report informs the ‘environmental flows and water measuring’ and ‘water quality limits’ projects commissioned as part of the New Start for Fresh Water programme in 2009. The report outlines regional council’s approach and barriers to:

  • setting limits for the flow of freshwater resources
  • setting limits for the quality of freshwater resources
  • putting in place mechanisms to ensure the limits are met.