Choose Clean Water
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- 143 generous donors
NZ has a freshwater crisis. It’s getting worse. We must change our laws to give strong protection for our rivers & lakes.
As it stands in current law, our rivers and lakes are allowed to pose a “moderate risk” of infection when people are wading or boating in them (‘secondary contact’). This 'wadeable' standard means our fresh waterways are increasingly unsafe for people and wildlife and they will continue to be polluted.
We can turn this around. We can choose clean water for New Zealand and it’s important that we do this now, in 2016, while our freshwater legislation is under review.
We call for 'swimmable' to be the minimum standard for lakes & rivers and for NZ to establish in law that the priority for freshwater legislation is the health of people, wildlife & the environment.
The Choose Clean Water Tour kicks off 10 January, taking a month to cover the country. Five campaigners are visiting over 25 lakes and rivers, talking to locals and creating short films about each area.
Follow the tour, sign the petition and share your story at choosecleanwater.org.nz
Your donation will assist with tour costs such as: printing of petition forms, fuel, technical support like wifi in remote locations, event costs for the submission of the petition in March, etc.
We are supported by the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand, Freshwater for Life & Freshwater Foundation.
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