Water won’t wait

Baybuzz has posted on the Dompost’s editorial on water. I’ve added a comment about the issue in relation to National’s RMA policy launched yesterday. I commented:

Sticking to the water topic of this post, quietly hidden in National’s RMA policy launch yesterday was a plan to halt the NPS on freshwater quality, and set up a Scandinavian-type ‘collaborative governance‘ model. It may be useful, but what about the urgent and very real water crisis in the meantime?

As Green Co-leader Russel Norman said, “National’s proposal to replace the water programme with collaborative governance – a process that may take years – would only help solve our water pollution crisis if accompanied by a moratorium on new discharge consents and water takes in sensitive catchments.”


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