Accelerating local action for our fresh water.
By working together, we empower communities to understand their water, their environment, and their impact.
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, utilise and facilitate science (including planning, research and monitoring), community action and educational projects and programmes relating to these purposes.
WAI Wānaka’s actions are based on our shared roadmap, it’s called the Community Catchment Plan.
Healthy ecosystems and community wellbeing for future generations
We have an informed, empowered community taking action for a healthy Te Taiao.
Water quality, ecosystem function and biodiversity are enhanced and maintained.
Our people are highly capable, engaged, safe and connected.
We remain an enduring, future-proofed organisation.
By working together, we empower communities to understand their water, their environment and their impact
This is WAI 2021
‘This is WAI’ is our first printed document all about WAI Wānaka.
It’s a celebration of the people and the progress at WAI Wānaka over the last five years. It is also a call to action for those that would like to be more involved.