The Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management was established in 2009 as a joint partnership between Canterbury and Lincoln Universities.
The two Universities see the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management as being the focal point for improving knowledge-driven water resource management in New Zealand.
The Centre is the critical link in providing improved teaching and associated research in water resource management, working alongside existing water organisations, stakeholders, government, and industry to gain valuable input and viewpoints.
The Centre is the outcome of consultation with Environment Canterbury, the Canterbury Development Corporation, the Canterbury Water Cluster (i.e. the major bodies involved in water resource management and research in the region), and the Department of Labour.
Sustainable management of water resources is an ever increasingly priority. At the heart of the concept of sustainable water resources development is the need to meet requirements of present generations without compromising the possibility of water sustainability for future generations. Understanding the quality and quantity of our water resources from multi aspects, covering all expanses of freshwater is of paramount importance for sustainable management.
This understanding cannot be realised without a well educated and well informed workforce and public. Waterways acts a national centre of excellence, being the focal point for improving knowledge-driven water resource management in New Zealand.
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Professor Jenny Webster-Brown
Director, Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management
+64 3 423 0448