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3.1.4 Monitoring Options

Objective Indicators/Measurements Types of Monitoring Information Source
People are able to take and use water for their social, economic and cultural wellbeing. Enquiries, submissions and complaints.
Water quality indicators.
Regional trend monitoring, investigations and surveys. Perception surveys database.
Regional economy database.
Complaints, enquiries and submissions database.
Water quality database.
Net improvement of water quality across the Region. Water quality indicators. Ecosystem health. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Water quality and ecology databases.
Compliance monitoring database.
The avoidance of significant adverse effects on aquatic ecosystems. Water quality indicators. Ecosystems health. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Water quality and ecology databases.
Compliance monitoring database.
The characteristics of flow regimes enhanced where practicable and justified by ecological benefits. Flow records. Water quality indicators. Ecosystems health. Water level fluctuation and variability. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Water quantity and ecology databases.
Compliance monitoring database.
The range of uses of water reliant on the characteristics of flow regimes maintained or enhanced. Flow records. Water quality indicators. Ecosystem health. Water level fluctuation and variability. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Water quantity and ecology databases.
Compliance monitoring database.
The range of reasonably foreseeable uses of ground and surface water are protected. Flow records. Water quality indicators. Ecosystem health. Water level fluctuation and variability. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Water quantity and ecology databases.
Compliance monitoring databases
Inefficient use of the available ground and surface water resources is minimised. Compliance with crop irrigation guidelines. Efficient use of water. Number of water permits transferred. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Water quantity and ecology databases.
Compliance monitoring databases.
An increase in the extent and quality of the Region’s wetlands. Area of wetlands. Land cover. Land use. Ground water table. Area of wetlands in reserve or covenanted. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Vegetation and wetlands database.
Compliance monitoring database.
That significant adverse effects on the relationship tangata whenua have with their identified taonga such as waahi tapu, and native flora and fauna in or on the margins of water bodies that have customary or traditional uses, are avoided. Complaints from tangata whenua. Damage to areas of significance to tangata whenua. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Iwi/Maori databases.
Perception surveys database.
That cumulative adverse effects on the relationship that tangata whenua have with their identified taonga such as waahi tapu, and native flora and fauna in or on the margins of water bodies that have customary or traditional uses, are remedied or mitigated. Complaints from tangata whenua. Damage to areas of significance to tangata whenua. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Iwi/Maori databases.
Perception surveys database.
The management of non-point source discharges of nutrients, faecal coliforms and sediment to levels that are consistent with the identified purpose and values for which the water body is being managed. Water quality indicators. Ecosystem health. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Investigations and surveys.
Water quality and ecology databases.
Compliance monitoring database.
Dairy shed database.
Perception surveys database.
The natural character of wetlands and lakes and rivers and their margins, (including caves) is preserved and protected from inappropriate use and development. Water quality indicators. Ecosystem health. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Investigations and surveys.
Water quality and ecology databases.
Compliance monitoring database.
Dairy shed database.
Perception surveys database.
Ground water quality is maintained or enhanced and ground water takes managed to ensure sustainable yield. Water quality indicators. Ecosystem health. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Water quantity database.
Water wells database.
Geothermal database.
Shallow ground water takes do not adversely affect values for which any potentially affected surface water body is being managed. Water quality indicators. Ecosystem health. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Water quantity database.
Water wells database.
Geothermal database.
Concentrations of contaminants leaching from land use activities and non point source discharges to shallow ground water and surface waters do not reach levels that present significant risks to human health. Water quality indicators. Ecosystem health. Regional trend monitoring.
Compliance monitoring.
Water quantity database.
Water wells database.
Geothermal database.
That the positive benefits of water resource use activities and associated existing lawfully established infrastructure are recognised, whilst avoiding, remedying or mitigating adverse effects on the environment. Economic Indicators. Enquiries, submissions and complaints. Regional trend monitoring, investigations and surveys. Perception surveys database.
Regional economy database.
Complaints, enquiries and submissions database.

 

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