Freshwater engagement

We are focused on restoring and protecting our rivers, lakes, streams and other freshwater bodies. We are reviewing regulatory and service delivery arrangements for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services.

National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water

We have begun a public consultation on proposed changes to the National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water (NES-DW). We are holding a series of webinars to talk about the proposed changes and answer any questions. 

Please select the webinar that is most relevant to you from the links below.

Register for a webinar on proposed changes to make sources of drinking water safer

Event Date and time Link
NES-DW Information Session for Regional Councils

February 15 2022

10.00am

Register here
NES-DW Information Session for Water Industry Groups

February 15

2.00pm

Register here
NES-DW Information Session for the Primary Sector

February 23

10.00am

Register here

Ask a question

As part of these events we look forward to answering any questions you may have about these proposed changes.

Send your questions in advance to nesdw.consultation@mfe.govt.nz.

Please reference “Questions for webinar” and the webinar you’ll be attending in the subject line. We also encourage you to make a formal submission via the online consultation survey. Your feedback will be used to refine our proposed changes to the NES-DW.