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Why International Water News?

News posts here are usually international items, with occasional posts about water in New Zealand, often in Canterbury.  There are reasons for this mix.  International news coverage by regular media in New Zealand provides a diet of politics, trauma, economics, sport, celebrities and entertainment, with occasional science, technology and religion.  Water news usually only makes the grade with rainfall, flood and drought disasters.  The international news posts we include here nearly always have relevance to New Zealand, even if only to put our problems and opportunities into a wider perspective.
Conversely, water resources and their management in Canterbury are currently undergoing changes that have a wider significance, to other parts of New Zealand and even internationally.  While the more dramatic aspects are being covered in regular news media, there are many other developments which do not get included.  Some of those will be briefly noted here, with links to further information.