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Canterbury Water Management

A comment on this page dated 25 Feb. 2010 noted that “Water governance and management in Canterbury is effectively ‘off limits’ for comment here while the significant changes proposed in the ministerial review [News, 18 Feb. 2010] are being actively discussed.”  Some of those proposed changes have been effected – and after three months they are still being actively discussed!  [e.g. News 30 Mar. 2010] Not commenting here does not indicate a lack of interest, nor a lack of views on the topic.  On the contrary, the political, legal, social and technical issues related to water governance and management in Canterbury are very significant, both locally and nationally.  Many of those issues are still playing out.  Not commenting continues to be the wisest policy for us at present in the interests of any positive contributions towards resolution of some of those issues.