Local Government and Infrastructure matters
New Zealand’s low population and abundant supply of fresh water means we have one to the lowest levels of water use per-capita in the world, using just over 1% of our available resource. Yet, our country face the same challenges as the rest of the world in maintaining a well-regulated and high-performing industry to ensure water quality, the environmentally friendly disposal of waste water and low cost-to-consumer charges.
We have carefully examined this important challenge and produced this inaugural publication Water: challenges, drivers and solutions. We are conscious water has shifted from a plentiful to a scarce resource for much of the world.
Read our global ‘Water: challenges, drivers and solutions’ report for our discussion on how different countries are meeting their water challenges.