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Here are some topics discussed in the past on the NZFSS freshwater discussion forum:
- How to engage with the “River’s Group” launched by the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (IPENZ) and Water New Zealand (formerly the NZWWA)
- Effects on aquatic ecosystems with mining on the conservation estate
- Turnbull Group’s recommendations on water governance
After some discussion on our forum, a submission has been written on behalf of NZFSS, by the executive committee, to give our views on mining in the conservation estate.
The submission is divided into four themes:
1. Freshwater values in the Conservation Estate;
2. Construction and roading effects;
3. Waters quality and biodiversity impacts;
4. Management and remediation.
At the NZFSS annual conference in 2008, the proposed National Policy Statement was a focal topic, with a workshop devoted to the topic attracting some animated discussion. Subsequent discussion papers from Society members have attracted comments from a variety of members which have been distilled into this submission to the Board of Enquiry.
On behalf of the NZFSS, Kevin Collier has written the following submission on the Draft Water Research Strategy.
On behalf of the NZFSS, David Hamilton has written the following submission on the proposed Biodiversity NPS.
After polling the NZFSS members about stress, Kevin Collier has written an open letter outlining the overall results of that poll.
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