Research Group Summary
The Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management (Waterways) was established by the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University. The Centre is the outcome of consultation with Environment Canterbury, the Canterbury Development Corporation, the Canterbury Water Cluster (i.e. the major bodies involved in water resource management and research in the region), and the Department of Labour. The two Universities see the Centre as being the focal point for improving knowledge-driven water resource management in New Zealand. The Centre will be the critical link in providing improved teaching and associated research in water resources. It will serve the unique and ever increasing demands in Canterbury for improved water resource management, and as a national centre of educational excellence. The Centre will facilitate the education sector’s key role, alongside existing water organisations, in improving skills, knowledge, and awareness in the water sector. It will also encourage strong co-operation between the two universities to effect institutional change leading to better education outcomes for the country.