Background

The Wheel of Water is a 6-year government-funded research of collaborative decision making for setting water quality and quantity limits in New Zealand. The project supports integrated decision making and processes that take into account environmental, economic, social and cultural implications at the catchment scale. The WaterWheel diagram is one of the tools developed.

The programme is led by Aqualinc Research Ltd and involves:

Landcare Research, AgResearch, Tipa and Associates,

Will Allen and Associates, Participatory Techniques Ltd,

ESR and AERU.

Details about phase one of the research programme content are available here