Integrated Catchment Management

Knowledge delivery

 Research Status: Ongoing
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This web site is the web presence of the ICM research initiative based in the Motueka River catchment in Nelson, New Zealand.

It is a 9 year programme which commenced in July 2000, and whose goal 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.

A significant element of the programme is the innovative way that the research programme delivers its results to its stakeholders.

Research Approach

The key to knowledge delivery from our research is the shortened pathway from research to uptake and use. By using a range of different approaches we aim to get our knowledge products to stakeholders and research partners more rapidly than many traditional science-based efforts. The approaches are also aimed at presenting the information in a range of different ways to complement the many learning styles of our end users.

Research Results

The technical report published in 2003 summarises the present state of knowledge of the Motueka and Riwaka catchments, the various management issues, and research needs for integrated catchment management.

Integrated Catchment Management for the Motueka River Version 1.0 of the ICM for the Motueka River CD-Rom was launched at Ecofest in Nelson on 20 and 21 August 2005. This marks the next significant phase in our communication and knowledge delivery strategy for stakeholders and research partners in the ICM Motueka project. Version 2.0 is currently being updated and is due for release in 2009.

A publication database relevant to the Motueka River catchment and Tasman Bay has also been constructed as part of the information gathering phase and development of the knowledge base. It contains over 400 annotated references that describe what is in the reference, how important we believe the reference to be, and its relevance to the various issues being addressed by the project. The reference database is fully searchable and you enter in key words, authors, or other relevant search details to find what is held in the database. Note - this is different from but includes the publications produced as part of the ICM Motueka research programme.

This web site is the last strand in the knowledge delivery strategy for the ICM research programme and it is continuously updated as research results come to hand.

Landscape in the catchment Tapawera A&P show

Landscape in the catchment

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Recent Publications

Year Title File Size
2012 A Summary of Outcomes and selected formal publications from the Integrated Catchment Management (ICM)research programme:2000 – 2011
pdf       1.08MB
2011 Integrated Catchment Management – Special Issue of the NZ Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research  
2010 The Sherry River Story – Improving Water Quality through Whole Catchment Planning. pdf       3.71MB
2010 Building Capacity for Social Learning in Environmental Management pdf       131KB
2009 Watershed Talk – the cultivation of ideas and action pdf       469KB
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Recent Presentations

Year Title File Size
2010 Integrated catchment management pdf       11044KB
2008 ICM meets landscape ecology. Where do the people fit? pdf       3155KB
2007 Landscape ecology and Integrated catchment management – 2. ICM and Case studies pdf       3756KB
2007 Integrated catchment management (ICM) pdf       471KB
2007 Landscape ecology and Integrated catchment management – 1. Landscape processes & flows pdf       2473KB
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BMPs, BEPs and Guidelines

Title Description
Using the Cultural Health Index: How to assess the health of streams and waterways Edited from website:
This guide explains how to iwi can apply the Cultural Health Index (cultu...More »  
Principles and Practices of Agricultural Extension From guide:
How–to–do–it tips on planning an extension programme before simp...More »  
Planning A Rural Seminar Tips for planning a sucessful seminar in a rural area. Based upon an Amberley case study, however, ...More »  
Striking a Balance: A practice guide on consultation and communication for project advocates From website:
A good practice guide for those who are trying to site facilities that communiti...More »  
Specialised Participatory Methods From website:
Describes techniques for public participation in decision–making. Some are...More »  
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Primary Contacts:

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Phone: +64 3 321 9775
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Page last updated Tuesday, 10 March 2009

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