Markets and Water Quality Symposium
Motu, along with NIWA and the Land and Water Forum, hosted you to a public symposium on markets and water quality, at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.
Motu, together with NIWA and the Land and Water Forum, recently hosted a public symposium on markets and water quality. The symposium, held on Tuesday 3 April 2012, in the Rangimarie Room at Te Papa Tongarewa, featured recent policy-relevant work on water quality management in New Zealand and provided a chance to hear sectoral, NGO, and government perspectives on the issue. There was a particular focus on the potential role for market-based instruments to improve water quality in New Zealand.
The symposium presented a user-friendly synthesis of recent water quality research that was of interest to a wide audience. It is envisaged that the symposium will be of particular relevance to those tackling water quality issues, including central and regional government, environmental NGOs, Crown Research Institutes, the agricultural industry, and researchers.
The symposium was open to all, and it is envisaged that it will be of interest to researchers, water users, central and regional government employees, NGO representatives, and others. 180 people attended the conference, a mix comprised mostly of local government and central government researchers, students, NGOs and farmers.
Coffee and tea
Opening of proceedings
Howard Fancy (Motu)
Nicky Wagner (MP)
Suzi Kerr (Motu)
Hugh McDonald (Motu)
Kit Rutherford (NIWA)
Simon Anastasiadis (Motu)
Market-based instruments and water quality
Vernon Rive (Vernon Rive Environmental Law)
Taupo nutrient trading scheme
Justine Young and Sandra Barns (Waikato Regional Council), Bruce Thorrold (DairyNZ), Mike Barton (Taupo farmer)
Warwick Murray (BOPRC), Guy Beatson (MfE), Suzi Kerr (Motu), Bruce Thorrold (DairyNZ), Mike Barton (Taupo farmer)
Wider water quality issues
Allocation of costs and allowances
Alex Mackay (AgResearch)
Suzi Kerr (Motu)
Learning and collaborative processes
Glen Lauder (CommonGround)
Land and Water Forum
Alastair Patrick (LAWF)
Nutrient Trading Study Group
Henry Weston (NTSG)
Jim Sinner (Cawthron)
Interactions with climate change policy
Adam Daigneault (Landcare Research)
Suzie Greenhalgh (Landcare Research), Paul Stocks (MAF), Neil Deans
Please email Hugh McDonald if you have any queries.