Catchment Health Monitoring

Collaboration & Partnership
Community Catchment Plan
Community Wellbeing
Healthy Ecosystems
Risks to our Catchment
Te Taiao
WAI Action Groups
WAI Wānaka, working with EAS (Environmental Accounting Services) and the local community, have developed an annual report on the ‘State of Catchment Health’ across key environmental and social indicators including: 
  1. Climate Variables 
  2. GHG Emissions 
  3. Water Quality 
  4. Land Use Change 
  5. Invasive Species 
  6. Social Wellbeing

This is a community-led initiative to monitor the long-term impact of community efforts and guide environmental investment in the future.

The aims of the catchment health monitoring system are to: 
  • Communicate qualitative and quantitative data on the state of catchment health and track progress over time. 
  • Align monitored indicators to the Community Catchment Plan and sustainable development goals (SDG’s). 
  • Develop a central repository for data collection and reporting. 
  • Encourage community ownership and responsibility for overall catchment health. 
  • Set up a reporting system which is enduring and repeatable. 

Please click either link below to see our catchment health reports.

Wānaka aerial photo 2022

Our interactive catchment health dashboard is now live!

The monitoring framework behind this pilot dashboard is comprised of a selection of indicators that reflect the health of our land, water, biodiversity, livelihoods, and culture within the catchment, all interconnected within Te Taiao.