Integrated Catchment Management
Integrated catchment management is a process that recognises the catchment as the appropriate organising unit for understanding and managing biophysical processes in a context that includes social, economic and political considerations, and guides communities towards and agreed vision of sustainable resource management in their catchment.
Our research is aimed at improving understanding of - and social learning about - land, freshwater, and near-coastal environments in catchments with multiple, interacting, and potentially conflicting land and water uses. We use innovative combinations of historical research, biophysical experimentation, simulation modelling, and social learning.
This combined approach has been designed specifically to improve interactions between science providers and community stakeholders and to maximise the uptake and use of new knowledge and tools developed from scientific research.
Integrated Catchment Management for the Motueka River
"From ridge tops to the sea"
ICM was a 9 year programme which commenced in July 2000 and concluded in September 2010, and whose goal was to conduct multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder research to provide information and knowledge that will improve the management of land, freshwater, and near-coastal environments in catchments with multiple, interacting, and potentially conflicting land uses.
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The site will continue to contain items relevant to ICM but is now largely a legacy site.