The Society is funded by concerned people and interested groups within
the wider community.
The Waitaki Valley holds the most valuable economic resource within the
WATER. The society has been formed for the protection of water quality
values and river ecology in the Waitaki River system.
In the past a great deal of voluntary time has been expended on
achieving improved environmental outcomes for the river based on
sound environmental science provided by expert evidence.
The tasks at hand come at a cost. Currently the society proposes to
challenge some key changes to the Waitaki Allocation Plan (WAP)
For example Ecan intends that the set minimum river flow under the WAP
can effectively become 105 cumecs providing the hydro operator
greater flexibility, if consent is given at the environment court. The
mean average daily flow of the Waitaki River is 360 cumecs.
The Lower Waitaki River Management Society Inc. is a registered charity.
For donations to qualify for tax deduction you must provide your
details to complete your receipt.
Consider if you will; how much is a healthy river on our doorstep worth
to you or your family.
New members are welcome to join.
The annual subscription currently is
set at $20 per individual membership $50 per group membership.
Payments details are here
The local community members acting as the Society' trustees responsible
for this funding are:
Anne Te Maiharoa Dodds, Frances Whitlock, John Anderson.
If you feel the river needs a local voice, an advocate representing the
broader community interest in water quality issues,
it is time to act, now.
THE SOCIETY ASKS FOR YOUR FINANCIAL AND MORAL SUPPORT.