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Dr Jacqueline Rowarth: Economists needed in freshwater plans


The Government has released the new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and the new National Environmental Standards.

The timeframe for consultation is short, but the goal is basically the same for everybody: fresh water that meets the needs of aquatic organisms and recreational users.

What has yet to be established is how much people are prepared to pay, personally, or through the Government and how much they are prepared to forego. Read More