Integrated Catchment Management

Workshop - Tools and Techniques

8-9 November 2005

Updated details and registration form (26 September 2005)

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Presentations and photos from field trip (15 November 2005)


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The FRST-funded Motueka Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) research programme is a partnership between Tasman District Council, Landcare Research and the Cawthron Institute. The goal of the programme is 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 Motueka Catchment is being used as a case study to develop tools and techniques for ICM that can be applied elsewhere in New Zealand.

This two-day workshop aims to disseminate the knowledge gained so far in the research programme and gain feedback on how the approach can be taken elsewhere in New Zealand. The workshop is being held in addition to the South Pacific HELP (Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy) symposium but has been specifically designed for resource managers from New Zealand.


First day is at Seifried Vineyard Conference Centre, Appleby (15 minutes from Nelson airport)
Accommodation can be arranged at the Beachcomber Motor Lodge, Tahuna, otherwise make your own arrangements in Nelson.

Who should attend?

The workshop is being run specifically to showcase results from the ICM programme and provoke discussion on future ICM directions. It is particular relevant to regional council staff working in environmental management and policy but also applies to anyone involved in sustainable land and/or water management from district council staff to central policy agencies such as MfE, MAF, MED, and the PCE.


The two days are split between a workshop and a field trip into the Motueka catchment.

Tuesday 8 November – workshop day (facilitator: Dr Glen Lauder)

Format of each session is an introduction to the issues by a Tasman District Council staff member followed by presentations on how the research helped with the issue, and what elements (where applicable) could be applied for implementing ICM in other catchments. Please note this timetable is still provisional (5/9/05).

10:00 ICM as engagement


Dr Morgan Williams, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Aims of the Motueka ICM research programme

Andrew Fenemor (LCR)

Council Perspective on ICM and ICM research needs

Rob Smith & Steve Markham (TDC)

Collaborative Learning for Community Engagement

Will Allen & Margaret Kilvington (LCR)

Building Relationships with Iwi

Garth Harmsworth (LCR)

Knowledge Uptake by Councils

Glen Lauder

Questions, Discussion & Synthesis


12:00 Lunch
1:00 Catchment Connections
Water Yield

Science Needs for Allocating Water – TDC Approach

Joseph Thomas (TDC)

Groundwater Flows and Modelling for allocating water in the Upper Motueka

Tim Davie (LCR), Mike Stewart & Timothy Hong (GNS)

Alternative water allocation approaches

Andrew Fenemor, Michael Krausse (LCR)

Questions and discussion


Managing Contamination & Sediment

Understanding Land Use Impacts on Water Quality & River Values

Trevor James (TDC) & Roger Young (CAW)

Cows in and out of Streams

Rob Davies-Colley (NIWA) & others

Riparian Mapping and Prioritization

Chris Phillips (LCR), Lisa Langer (Scion)

Sediment Budgets and River Gravel Survey Methods

Les Basher (LCR) and Eric Verstappen (TDC)

River Plume Impacts on the Coast

Paul Gillespie & Mark Gibbs (CAW)

Questions and discussion


3:30 Afternoon Tea
3:50 Catchment Futures

Information and scenarios for policy development

Steve Markham (TDC)

Futures scenarios/ IDEAS for catchment management

Anthony Cole (LCR)

Integrating catchment knowledge: the Toolbook CD-ROM

Chris Phillips (LCR)

Questions and discussion


4:50 Conclusion and Field Trip Briefing for following day
5:00 Happy Hour at Seifrieds
6:00 Bus/shuttles to town and dinner

Wednesday 9 November

8:15 Bus departs Nelson
8:30 Bus departs Tahuna
ICM Field Day in the Motueka catchment

Themes and stops TBC – but demonstrating some of previous days research in the field, and with an extended lunch stop (local catering) and poster session in the catchment at Tapawera, Pokororo or Ngatimoti


4:40 Bus returns to Nelson Airport

Arrangements and cost

If you wish to arrange accommodation at the Beachcomber Lodge, Tahuna please contact Roger Young EmailSend email to roger.young .
The cost for 2 days is estimated to be $140 excl GST. This figure will be finalised by the end of September. The price includes morning/afternoon teas and lunch on the Tuesday and Wednesday, dinner on the Tuesday evening and transport costs during the field trip on Wednesday.

Registration will start in late September. If you wish to register early interest or know more details please contact:

Andrew Fenemor

Landcare Research

Private Bag 6


Phone: 03 545 7710

Email: EmailSend email to FenemorA


Tim Davie

Landcare Research

PO Box 69


Phone: 03 325 6700

Email: EmailSend email to DavieT