National Freshwater Conference 2020
Sharing strategies to protect our most important resource
26 - 27 Feb 2020Te Wharewaka Tapere, Wellington
Olivia Cook, Principal Planning Advisor, Environment Canterbury
Jennifer Rochford, GMP Implementation Lead, Environment Canterbury
David Allen, Partner, Buddle Findlay
Dr Julia Talbot-Jones, Lecturer, School of Government & Victoria University of Wellington
Some nitrate can be stopped by ecological engineering aka landscaping to attenuate nitrate losses before it hits waterways. It’s about better understanding and targeted management of leaky soils, naturally ‘existing’ nitrate attenuation capacity of landscape, and innovative options to design and implement edge-of-field technologies such as controlled drainage, woodchip bioreactors and drainage water harvesting and reuse to build ‘new’ nitrate attenuation capacity.
• Nitrate – a key and tricky nutrient to manage in agriculture
• Current nitrate regulation state in response to agricultural intensification
• Looking beyond the farm root zone: nitrate flow pathways and denitrification ‘attenuation’ processes
• New catchment-scale perspectives to ecologically engineer land use practices and nitrate attenuation technologies for improved farm productivity and reduced water quality impacts
Roger Small & Colin Hurst - Founders, Waihao Wainono Community Catchment Group
Dr Tanira Kingi, Research leader in Primary Industry Systems, Scion
Kevin Counsell, Senior Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting
Millan Ruka, Member, Kāhui Wai Māori / Founder & Environment River Patrol Aotearoa
First insight into Te Mana o te Wai, which is the policy statement from Kahui Wai Māori.
Peter Richardson, Co-convenor, Aotearoa Water Action
Victoria Trayner, Founder, Next Generation Farmers
Grant Edmundson, Partner, Helmore Stewart Lawyers
Delegates are invited to discuss what they want from the Action Plan for Healthy Waterways.