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Freshwater for a sustainable future: Issues and options

Publication date:  December 2004
Publication reference number:  ME 555

This discussion document outlines the different ways in which New Zealanders value and use freshwater. It also looks at how New Zealand’s water is managed and the pressures and challenges facing our water management system. A preferred set of directions for improving our system for managing freshwater are also identified. Submissions closed on 18 March 2005.