A review panel was made up of economists and scientists from Dairy NZ, Lincoln University and Landcare Research. The following documents summarise the process they used and outcomes they reached.
This chart documents the decision process the panel of experts applied to determine the proportion of charges that could be recovered from consent holders
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The following table shows the expert panel's assessment of the proportion of charges that could be recovered from consent holders, compared with Environment Canterbury's assessment carried out for the previous year.
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The following benefits of the investigations and monitoring work programmes have been identified for the wider regional community and the individual consent holder.
It is important to distinguish between monitoring in relation to individual resource consents and the freshwater investigations and monitoring carried out by Environment Canterbury for state of environment purposes.
Resource consent monitoring: relates to the information individual consent holders are required to provide to show compliance with their consent conditions. It focuses on the effects of an individual activity on the immediate environment, particularly if effects could not be fully known when the consent was applied for.
Freshwater investigations and monitoring: looks at the cumulative rather than small-scale effects of consented activities and includes the information needed to manage the freshwater resource on the regional scale.
The Canterbury Water Management Strategy was initiated by the Canterbury Mayoral Forum and was released in November 2009. A key part of the strategy is the establishment of zonal committees to develop solutions to local water issues.
The scope of the strategy extends to the national level and is much wider than Environment Canterbury’s freshwater investigations and monitoring activities.
The Working Group recommended that local accountability for State of the Environment water management cost recovery should be via the Canterbury Water Management Strategy zone committees.
Read more about the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.
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