Integrated Catchment Management

Integrated Catchment Management for the Motueka River

"From ridge tops to the sea"

Welcome to the ICM Motueka Research Programme web site. Its purpose is to provide information resources relevant to project participants and to the stakeholders of the Motueka River catchment. The site is a collaborative venture between a number of organisations.

It was an 11 year programme which commenced in July 2000 and concluded in September 2011, and whose goal was to conduct multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder research to provide information and knowledge that will improve the management of land, freshwater, and near-coastal environments in catchments with multiple, interacting, and potentially conflicting land uses.

The site will continue to contain items relevant to ICM but is now largely a legacy site.

The Motueka River catchment is a Global HELP Catchment.

 

Research highlights - IDEAS

A successful workshop was held in Nelson in February 2009 with ICM researchers and Tasman District Council exploring how the IDEAS modelling framework operates as well as discussing elements of the individual models that contribute to IDEAS. The "loose coupling" approach of IDEAS was explained by John Dymond who also talked about the central data link in which outputs from models are used as input for others.

The scenarios modelled to date include a pre–historic land cover in which the catchment was covered in native forest, present day land use, and an intensive land use in which dairying and other agriculture was expanded into areas currently in production pine...
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