Integrated Catchment Management

ANZECC Water Quality Guidelines

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Region: (e.g. Canterbury or NZ-wide) New Zealand - wide
Description: from MfE web site.
The Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC) has finalised the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality. The primary objective of these guidelines is:

"To provide an authoritative guide for setting water quality objectives required to sustain current, or likely future, environmental values [uses] for natural and semi-natural water resources in Australia and New Zealand."
These guidelines provide an authoritative reference for water quality management in New Zealand - particularly for toxic contaminants - and are a big step forward in helping us manage water quality.