The limit setting process is based on modelling a series of land use scenarios to determine their environmental, cultural, economic and social consequences. A multi stakeholder deliberation process using the priority outcomes and associated indicators in the Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) will inform the Zone Committee (ZC) of the acceptability of these consequences and any issues that may arise.
The Selwyn Waihora limit setting project relies on the involvement of a number of key groups.
The Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee is recognised as the core group responsible for recommending limits within their zone. They will direct and contribute to the limit setting process in a number of ways:
Tangata Whenua will be actively involved in the process at all levels
Focus groups will be established to undertake deliberations for each scenario. This involves each focus group placing a weighting on the community priority outcomes and associated indicators developed in the ZIP and assessing the acceptability of each scenario against these. This will inform the ZC of the acceptability of each scenario and will assist the ZC in making recommendations around quality and quantity limits. See the pdf below for the list of current focus group members. A 'coordinator' for each group has been nominated and are available to answer questions members of the community may have about the process (see table below). Alternatively you can contact Environment Canterbury staff members listed on the 'Introduction' page.
Focus Group Participants (pdf 213 kB)
See the DRAFT Engagement Plan (pdf 221 kB) for more detail on how it is anticipated that these key groups will participate in the process.
Initial workshops with the Zone Committee and Focus Groups took place in December 2011 to introduce the timeline and process for developing water quality and quantity limits and discuss the roles of the Zone Committee and Focus Groups. Feedback was sought on land use scenarios to be modelled for their environmental, social, economic and cultural consequences. Workshops to deliberate the modelling results and explore solutions to the water management issues were held with Focus Groups throughout 2012 and in October 2013. Meeting agendas, key presentations and reports are provided below.
Workshop summary (198 kB)
Engagement plan and deliberation process - Julia Crossman and Liz Wedderburn (1.6 MB)Evaluation of the Hurunui land use and water quality project - Bruce Small (1.2 MB)Setting limits for Selwyn Te Waihora - Alastair Picken (2.95 MB)Scenarios and assumptions - Melissa Robson (68 kB)Setting the scene - Ned Norton (1.7 MB)Technical workstream - Melissa Robson (6 MB)Drawing upon the Hurunui ZC experience - Te Marino Lenihan and John Faulkner (60 kB)The planning framework - Peter Constantine and Tami Woods (2 MB)
Workshop summary (207 kB)
Welcome and introduction from Zone Committee - David Painter (6.8 MB)Introduction to limit setting process - Alastair Picken (3.2 MB)LUWQ Preferred Approach - Ian Brown (1 MB)Scenarios and assumptions - Melissa Robson (159 kB)Setting the scene - Ned Norton (1.3 kB)The limit setting process - Alastair Picken, Melissa Robson, Julia Crossman, Liz Wedderburn (4.8 MB)
Papers presented to the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee on the limit setting process in 2012 can be found on the Zone Committee web pages under ‘Reports and Presentations’
Workshop #2 Summary (119 kB)
Agenda - Alastair Picken (166 kB)The Preferred Approach for setting limits - Alastair Picken (622 kB)Update on scenarios - Melissa Robson (52 kB)Scenarios 1, 2 and 3 and assumptions (287 kB)Recap on Modelling - Melissa Robson (335 kB)Modelling Overview Handout (70 kB)Planning Framework - Tami Woods and Alastair Picken (663 kB)Planning Overview Handout (226 kB)Engagement Plan - Julia Crossman (466 kB)Focus Group - Julia Crossman (120 kB)The deliberation process - Liz Wedderburn (348 kB)Reaching the wider community - Julia Crossman (71 kB)Next Steps - Alastair Picken (197 kB)Project timeline 2012 (38 kB)
Workshop #3 - Agenda (123 kB)Current State Overview – confirmed FG summaries (4 MB)Current State presentation (4.7 MB)Current deliberation results for each sub-outcome (278 kB)Current deliberation results for each sub outcome – Runanga (312 kB)Focus Group summary table (189 kB)
Workshop #4 - Agenda (135 kB)Technical assessments: Selwyn Waihora limit setting process presentations (5.4 MB)
Workshop #5 - Agenda (131 kB)Overview of Scenarios 1 and 2 (2 MB)Overview of Scenarios 1 and 2 - confirmed FG summaries (1.1 MB)Question and Answer – from Scenario 2 workshop (258 kB)
Economic Assessment (513 kB)Social Assessment Summary (276 kB)Lake Quality (895 kB)Lake Quantity (290 kB)Surface Water Quality (186 kB)Groundwater Quality (209 kB)Hydrology (393 kB)Cultural Assessment (110 kB)Ecological Impacts (3.4 MB)
Workshop #6 - Agenda (44 kB)Overview of Scenario 3 - confirmed FG summaries (1 MB)Scenario 3 presentation (1.5 MB)Lake Interventions presentation (1 MB)On farm assessment - Stuart Ford (194 kB)Question and Answer – from Scenario 3 workshop (196 kB)
Hydrology (337 kB)Lake quality (844 kB)Economic (544 kB)Cultural (108 kB)Ecology (130 kB)Ground water quality (61 kB)Surface water quality (108 kB)Social (61 kB)
Workshop #7 - Agenda (170 kB)An overview of Scenario 2 plus bolt ons (1 MB)Question and Answer from Scenario 2+ workshop (191 kB)
Groundwater Quality, Scenario 2 with “bolt-ons” (62 kB)Lake Water Quality , Scenario 2 with “bolt-ons” (690 kB)Surface Water Quality, Scenario 2 with “bolt-ons” (110 kB)Surface Water Quantity, Scenario 2 with “bolt-ons” (275 kB)Ecology, Scenario 2 with “bolt-ons” (172 kB)Economic, Scenario 2 with “bolt-ons” (560 kB)
Workshop #8 - Agenda (46 kB)Overview of Strawman 1 (2.9 MB)Strawman 1 presentation (1.6 MB)
Workshop #9 - Agenda (131 kB)16 August workshop questions and comments (293 kB)Question and Answer - Strawman 1 Workshop #2 (pdf 248 kB)
Strawman 1 - Ecological summary (426 kB)Strawman 1 - Economic summary (579 kB)Strawman 1 - Groundwater quality summary (195 kB)Strawman 1 - Social summary (354 kB)Strawman 1 - Water quality summary (186 kB)Te Waihora: Predicted changes to biophysical state of the lake under the Strawman scenario (715 kB)
Workshop #10 - Agenda (pdf 50 kB)
Focus Group presentations
Notes from the workshop (412 kB)Rural women and recreation (2 MB)All Focus Group presentations (2 MB)
Workshop #11 Agenda (132 kB)A working version of the Draft ZIP Addendum (1.1 MB)Key topic areas for discussion (742 kB)Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee progress report (799 kB)Farm systems presentation - S Ford (606 kB)Key topic areas - writeup (177 kB)
Workshop agenda and Solution Package overview presentation (1169 kB)Edited notes from discussions (125 kB)
Current State workshop summary (198 kB)Scenario 1 and 2 - workshop summary (194 kB)Scenario 3 - workshop summary (194 kB)Scenario 2+ bolt ons - workshop summary (51 kB)
Zone Committee opinion piece - Managing to limits (pdf 366 kB) Information sheet 2 - Newsletter on limit setting - August 2012 (pdf 311 kB)Information sheet 1 - Limit setting – an introduction (367 kB)Kaitiakitanga (965 kB)
In the interests of transparency Environment Canterbury made these draft technical reports available in October 2013 on the understanding that they were incomplete and subject to change. These have been removed as copies of the final technical reports and other supporting documents are available and can be downloaded by clicking here.
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