Taranaki's world-leading Riparian Management Programme was a talking point at the Land Use and Water Quality conference at The Hague, Netherlands, in June 2017.
[PDF, 4.2 MB]The conference included a presentation on the voluntary, unsubsidised and large-scale riparian scheme.
The scientists and policy-makers present were impressed by the scheme's uptake and ecological successes, especially in contrast with Europe’s highly regulated, highly funded and highly politicised approach.
The presentation was called 'Transforming the stream banks of Taranaki, New Zealand: Voluntary regional-scale stream enhancement'. Download it here.