Water management has been governed by the Resource Management Act 1991(RMA) of which an integral part is set up to prevent or mitigate adverse effects on water resources through development. Resource consents are usually issued by the Canterbury Regional Council. The RMA gives stakeholders the opportunity to submit on development proposals.
However the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act has transferred decisions over water management to temporary commissioners. While the act refers specifically to the Canterbury Water Management Strategy several significant changes have been made:
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