WAI Wānaka

WAI Wānaka

Accelerating local action for our fresh water


Water quality and ecosystem function in the Upper Clutha is being impacted by agricultural and commercial development, rapid urban expansion, invasive species, tourism and climate change. Noticeable effects include E.coli outbreaks, lake snow, algae blooms, flooding, pollution, swimming restrictions, water restrictions and concerns about drinking water quality.

It is much harder to fix water problems than it is to prevent them happening in the first place. WAI Wānaka is an action-oriented group supported by community members and agencies associated with the Upper Clutha region. Together, we are responsible for ensuring that the water that leaves our catchment is of high quality, so that we don't pass problems on to those downstream.

Your support will help to ensure that current and future generations will continue to enjoy our lakes, rivers and streams as we do today.

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WAI Wānaka’s purpose is accelerating local action for our fresh water to achieve our mission of healthy ecosystems and community wellbeing for future generations.

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