National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (NPSFM) came into force on 1 August 2014. It replaced the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011.  It was substantially amended in 2017.  The 2017 changes place much greater emphasis on Te Mana O Te Wai, clarify the place of economic considerations in setting the pace of freshwater improvement, set national targets for making most water bodies swimmable over time and specify additional monitoring requirements. 

Last updated at 5:41PM on November 16, 2017