The focus is to support the work already happening around future proofing the region’s water & water assets to ensure future economic prosperity. With this in mind, we are aware there is a lot of existing mahi considering how to achieve the community’s aspirations for freshwater, the significant legislative requirements as well as the collective understanding of the future importance of water for our region.
Innovation and local projects with the potential to improve water quantity resilience and water security, in both rural and urban settings will be investigated and prioritised.
Support the investigation of resilient potable water supplies in Southland to support our main urban centres and large-scale processing industries as well as meet the future needs of new energy opportunities such as hydrogen.
Modelling of a deep shale formation known as the Chatton Formation, with the aim to create a 3D model and validation with aerial assessments SkyTEM.
Connection with other Workstreams:
The principles of this workstream will strongly underpin the overall Beyond 2025 Southland plan with close alignment to the following worksteams:
To prepare for and understand the implications of climate change on land in Southland Murihiku.Read more
Net Zero Southland
To support and enable Southland Murihiku to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.Read more
Identification of what investment is needed to establish a sustainable open ocean aquaculture industry in Southland Murihiku.Read more
Future Crops and Food Opportunities
To develop the Southland Murihiku future crops and food opportunity pathwayRead more
To ensure that the primary sector, in particular agriculture, continues to be the driving force of the Southland Murihiku economy and the backbone of the New Zealand economy.Read more