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Please note that we don't endorse the content of other agencies' websites. We've just provided a wide selection of links to give you ideas and in case you find the links useful.

OAG's full report on meeting demand for drinking water

Access to good quality water for drinking, bathing, clothes washing, and cooking is essential to our health and well-being. In a country that as a whole has reliable annual rainfall, numerous lakes, rivers, and streams, and a small population, the public expects supplies of drinking water to be secure for years to come...

OAG's follow-up report about meeting demand for drinking water

In October 2011, we surveyed all 67 city and district councils to find out what progress they had made in acting on the eight recommendations in our 2010 performance audit report. Forty-nine local authorities (73%) responded to our survey...

Sustainability.govt

Living sustainably means living smarter. Through this site you’ll learn how to reduce your impact on the environment and save money...

Target sustainability

One dripping tap can waste 2,000 litres of water per month. Over one year this is equivalent to 28,000 glasses of water. Each year, local businesses use vast amounts of water daily on essentials like production, catering and bathrooms...

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Low rainfall, very high per capita usage and a heavy reliance on a single source of supply, the Waikanae River, have created a water crisis on the Kapiti Coast. Simple engineering solutions, such as tapping into new and more remote sources of supply, are no longer appropriate...

University of Canterbury

The word sustainability has become increasingly prominent in recent years. It is seen by some as just another hollow buzzword, and is often used interchangeably with concepts such as environmentalism or being ‘green’...

Waikato Regional Council

Check out Environment Waikato's webpages and factsheets for current information about the region’s natural resources. Our factsheets provide information about a range of environmental issues, suitable for school projects and assignments...

Wikipedia, about regional councils in New Zealand

Regional authorities are primarily responsible for environmental management, including water, contaminant discharge and coastal management, river and lake management including flood and drainage control, regional land management; regional transport (including public transport) and harbours, biosecurity or pest management...

BRANZ

This guide describes ways to reduce water usage by minimising wastage, providing storage for future use and reducing waste water volumes requiring disposal. This publication will help to design homes that use water more efficiently, reduce costs and cope with droughts or storms...

The Water Project

Nearly 1 billion people suffer needlessly without access to safe water. We're convinced this can change - one village at a time. It's incredibly important work. We need your help...

Our future planet

Water is the essential part of every living system; forming two thirds of the earth and our bodies, it forms the greatest part of our World...