18 Jul 2010

Freshwater management committee welcomed

8:11 am on 18 July 2010

The formation of a Canterbury freshwater management committee has been hailed as a positive move for collaboration between environmental and agricultural interests.

The Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee is the first to be established under the Canterbury Water Management Strategy.

Environment Minister Nick Smith says a collaborative approach in Hurunui could lead the way on national freshwater management.

Forest and Bird conservation advocate Nicola Vallance says she's pleased the seven-person committee includes a professor of Environmental Management, Ken Hughey.