Anticipated Environmental Result Link to Policy Indicator Data Source
By 2017, there will be a net reduction in the adverse effects on water quality, people, buildings and infrastructure caused by accelerated erosion*, and hill country and coastal foredune* wind erosion in the Region.

Advice Note: There are linkages from this AER to the AERs within s5.6
Policies 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4 and 5-8
  • Water quality monitoring results, especially for “muddy waterways” in the Whanganui and Rangitīkei Rivers
  • Rate of deposition of sediment in coastal river reaches, focusing on the Whanganui, Rangitīkei and Manawatū Rivers
  • Costs of storm damage
  • % of Region’s land being used in accordance with sustainable use guidelines
  • Level of achievement of deposited sediment, visual clarity and phosphorus water quality targets* specified in Schedule E.
  • Changes to long-term mean sediment discharges of rivers to sea.
  • % of farms within the SLUI priority catchments that have voluntary management plans in place and are being implemented.
  • Regional Council’s state of environment water quality monitoring programme
  • Regional Council’s and Territorial Authorities’ incidents databases
  • Regional Council’s river bed level survey results
  • Regional Council’s and Territorial Authorities’ storm damage reports
  • Land use mapping
  • Regional Council’s Sustainable Land Use Initiative monitoring and implementation reports