WAI is the Māori word for water. It also stands for Water Action Initiative.
WAI Wānaka’s vision is to safeguard and enhance water quality, ecosystem function and biodiversity within the Upper Clutha basin.
Moving at pace, WAI Wānaka aims to connect the many individuals, community groups, iwi, landowners and businesses undertaking positive work towards building healthy ecosystems and supporting community wellbeing in our region.
Taking a whole-of-basin approach, we encourage and facilitate science (including planning, research and monitoring), community action and educational projects and programmes relating to these purposes.