Catchment Environmental Report 2013/14
Author: Claire Littler
As part of Project Watershed and Peninsula Project implementation, the Catchment Environmental Monitoring (CEM) Programme was developed to demonstrate the long term benefits of soil conservation. To date, monitoring has been established in selected priority catchments for soil conservation in the Waipa, Lower Waikato, Upper Waikato and Coromandel management zones.
The CEM programme allows the Waikato Regional Council to:
- Demonstrate the long term benefits of soil conservation and river management work programmes.
- Better utilise resources and leverage opportunities to co-ordinate monitoring internally and externally (e.g. within the Waikato Regional Council, NIWA and Landcare Research).
- Integrate new monitoring requirements into existing regional monitoring networks.
Prior to the CEM programme soil conservation implementation relied on regional monitoring information being reinterpreted at a catchment scale. However, this information is often misleading because regional scale information is being applied at a finer scale (catchment scale).
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