The first section describes freshwater bodies in New Zealand, the range of wildlife which are dependent on them and the values associated with them. The second section then describes the impacts that human activities are having on freshwater bodies and ecosystems. The third section describes how freshwater is managed in New Zealand, by whom and the legal framework within which management decisions are made. The final two sections describes elements of best practice freshwater planning and management and how these might be applied in New Zealand.

Last updated at 1:06PM on November 17, 2017