Regional Water Management Committee
The Regional Water Management Committee is made up of representatives from Environment Canterbury, territorial authorities, rūnanga and Ngāi Tahu, as well as one member from each of the zone committees.
The committee was established in 2010 to address regionally-significant water management issues such as infrastructure and environmental enhancement projects.
It is made up of:
- two Environment Canterbury appointments
- three territorial authority appointments from each of north, mid and south Canterbury
- a Christchurch City Council appointee
- a Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu appointee
- three rūnanga appointments from each of north, mid and south Canterbury
- the chairs (or other members) of each zone committee
- seven members selected from a number of sectors (fisheries; energy; environmental/biodiversity; primary production/agriculture; recreation; and regional development, including tourism).
The committee developed a Regional Implementation Programme in 2012, which is available here.
Find out when the next Canterbury Water Regional Committee meeting is using our meeting calendar and find agendas in our document library via the link below.
Hugh has had a long and distinguished professional career leading resource management and environmental agencies in New Zealand (ie. Head of Antarctic NZ 1988-91, Director General Department of Conservation 1997-2006 and Ministry for the Environment 2006-2008).
Hugh has recently been the Chair of the Land and Water Forum where he has demonstrated his ability to bring people from a range of different backgrounds and interests and to reach consensus on freshwater issues. Hugh is a past member of the Regional Committee, a keen rock climber and mountaineer and an electric bike convert.
Hugh Canard has been a member of the Regional Committee since its inception and is a member of its biodiversity and Ecosystems Working Group and Recreational Amenities Working Group. Hugh is manager of the groundwater processes group at Agritech and a keen outdoors enthusiast. Hugh is a passionate outdoor person with a particular interest in kayaking, he’s been a member of the Canterbury kayaking fraternity for many years. It was this interest, alongside a commitment to collaborative planning processes, which sparked his engagement with the Regional Committee.
Ross is a past regional manager of the North Canterbury Fish and Game Council and he has had a long involvement with environmental and fisheries management. Ross has been involved with the Canterbury management team of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards and the Ministry for the Environment National Policy Statement Freshwater Management Working Group. Ross is a keen hunter, fisher, boatie, aviator and freelance writer/photographer for outdoor recreation publications.
Cole Groves is a contract milker in Mayfield, South Canterbury. Cole has been on the national board of New Zealand Young Farmer and was Chairman for two of those years. Cole is also a previous grand finalist in the New Zealand Young farmer contest.
- Trudy Heath
- North Canterbury - Nukuroa Tirikatene-Nash
- Mid Canterbury – currently vacant
- South Canterbury – currently vacant
- Pauline Cotter – CCC
- TBA – North Canterbury
- Angus McKay – Ashburton DC Mid Canterbury
- TBA – South Canterbury
- Kaikōura – Ted Howard
- Hurunui-Waiau – John Preece
- Waimakariri – Carolyne Latham
- Banks Peninsula - Rima Herber
- Christchurch-West Melton – Leslie Wanhalla
- Selwyn-Waihora – Benita Wakefield
- Ashburton – Stuart Wilson
- Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora – Lucy Millar
- Upper Waitaki – vacant
- Lower Waitaki-South Coastal Canterbury – Barney Hoskins
- Alistair Humphrey
- Loretta Dobbs
- Phil Kirk
- Rowan Taylor
- Cr Claire McKay
- Cr Craig Pauling
Annual Flagship Reports 2018/19
The committee has published annual reports on the key achievements of three main projects this year.
- Biodiversity Projects Snapshots 2018/19 (PDF File, 1.4MB)
- Regional Water Infrastructure Work Programme 2018/19 Report (PDF File, 331KB)