New Zealand's climate is changing bringing warmer temperatures, more intensive rainfall and floods, and a greater risk of droughts.

As rainfall becomes increasingly variable, and as temperature and evapotranspiration rates increase, water efficiency will need to improve just to maintain current production levels in some areas.

Freshwater management is a significant issue for New Zealand’s primary sector and improving water use efficiency through proven good practice, benefits both the water user and the environment.

On this page you will find a series of resources that can help you with water efficiency.

Fact sheets

Case studies

Farmers and growers across the country are already making changes to how they manage their water resources. Read some of their stories about how they are turning climate change to their advantage.

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Last Updated: 14 January 2011

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