Title

Enhancing potential for integrated catchment management in New Zealand: a multi-scalar, strategic perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2010

Publication Title

Australasian Journal of Environmental Management

Publisher

Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Volume

17

Issue

1

First page number:

35

Last page number:

44

Abstract

An integrated, collaborative approach to natural resource management at the catchment scale is a strong theme in recent environmental management and planning literature. In New Zealand, integrated water resource management is undertaken by regional councils within the framework of a devolved legislative mandate, the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). For some time, these councils have experienced difficulties discharging this role effectively, in particular with respect to the catchment scale. We argue for a multi-scalar, national policy framework, encapsulating bottom-up and top-down water governance strategies, in order to enhance the potential of integrated catchment management.

Keywords

Natural resources – Law and legislation; Natural resources -- Management; New Zealand; Watershed management; Watersheds; Water resources development; Water resources – Management

Disciplines

Environmental Law | Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Water Law | Water Resource Management

Language

English

Publisher Citation

Memon, A., Painter, B. & Weber, E. (2010). Enhancing potential for Integrated Catchment Management in New Zealand: a multi-scalar strategic perspective. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 17(1), 35-44. DOI:10.1080/14486563.2010.9725247

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