To continue to develop and implement a prioritised state of environment monitoring programme based on the Regional Policy Statement and regional plans by:
- Operating a region-wide hydrometric network for the measurement, recording, and reporting of groundwater levels.
- Operating a region-wide network for the measurement, recording and reporting of groundwater quality trends.
Another performance target relating to compliance hydrological monitoring rather than State of Environment monitoring of hydrology is:
- Monitor compliance with, and the effects of, the exercise of resource consents, Regional Plans and statutory environmental standards by:
- Collecting water use records and measuring stream flows, groundwater and lake levels associated with significant water abstractions.