Our rivers & lakes are being polluted, our fresh water contaminated.
The Government can solve these problems if it's willing.
The Freshwater Rescue Plan presents 7 steps the NZ Government can take immediately if it is serious about protecting & restoring our waterways.
For Te Hauora o te Taiao (health of the environment), Te Hauora o te Wai (health of the waterways), & Te Hauora o te Tangata (health of the people), it is crucial that the Government takes meaningful steps immediately to address the ongoing contamination of fresh water.
Like any problem, the solution is to address it step by step.
On 8 June 2017, freshwater scientists, public health advocates, tourism industry representatives, environmental organisations, doctors & academics presented the Freshwater Rescue Plan, 7 steps the Government can take immediately to address the ongoing pollution of rivers & lakes, and the widespread contamination of freshwater in Aotearoa.