Our rivers are essential to life, work and play. They sustain the things we value.
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The big picture for freshwater management in the Bay of Plenty.
Draft regional swimmability targets have been set for Bay of Plenty
From planning and policy work, to action on the ground, we care deeply for water. Regional Council invests more than $30m each year in work to maintain and improve water quality and quantity in the region. Find out more about our work.
See the latest reports from our freshwater science and monitoring work
We're updating the Regional Natural Resources Plan to strengthen rules and deliver on community-led targets for managing water quality and quantity.
Water is a taonga and valued by Maori as it is at the heart of tradition and practices.
Technical and community panels have been established to inform Council's freshwater work.
We monitor and manage water takes in the region to make sure water use is sustainable.
Managing our rivers and drainage schemes is important - especially in times of flood.
Everyone has a role in keeping water clean. Find out how you can help.
Learn about integrated water resource management whilst having fun along the way!
Quick facts and figures about freshwater management in the Bay of Plenty
Publicly notified timeframes and process for BOP implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management
Whitebait and other native freshwater fish need access between the sea and inland waterways to breed and feed. Find out how we're improving fish habitat.
The regions' water quality and quantity is generally good but there's some big challenges ahead of us.
Of all the treasures of the earth, none is more precious than water