24 Feb 2017

What the Government's new freshwater standards mean

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 24 February 2017

How do people make sense of the Government's new freshwater standards and how will the public know where and when it is safe to swim? The Government has released new standards aiming to make 90-percent of New Zealand's rivers swimmable by 2040. Kathryn Ryan will speaks to NIWA's Principal Scientist - Water Quality - Graham McBride, the president of the Association of Freshwater Scientists Dr Marc Schallenberg, the Chair National Objectives Framework reference group of Ken Taylor, who advised the Land and Water Forum and the Government and Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Alistair Humphrey.