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Mountain to Sea – Freshwater in the New Zealand – Mike Joy
Wed 5 Jun 2019 @ 7:00 pmFree
Senior Researcher at the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University Wellington, Mike Joy will be talking about his work examining freshwater in New Zealand:
“Our streams rivers lakes and groundwater are being degraded as we intensify agriculture and housing in New Zealand. Unfortunately, the freshwater policies developed over at least the last ten years in New Zealand have moved further from their scientific underpinnings with each new iteration. For the fish in our waterways the connection to the ocean is crucial as are the connections between the land and the freshwater. This talk will discuss the importance of all the connections and why we need to lift our game on protecting all freshwater.”
Mike has recently published From Mountains to Sea: Solving New Zealand’s Freshwater Crisis.