Ecologic Foundation
Children enjoy swimming in a New Zealand lake.


Swimming in the local river or lake on a hot summer day is part of growing up in New Zealand.

But increasingly, our lakes and rivers are being degraded, as irrigators pump water out and contaminated runoff flows back.

Fishable, swimmable and ecologically healthy … by 2025

Ecologic is working with Government and other stakeholders to set national standards for lakes, rivers and wetlands. We want robust policies to achieve these standards by 2025, to ensure clean lakes and rivers for our children and grandchildren.

Read More About Freshwater:

Freshwater overview

Freshwater policy

Farm runoff in the Waikato

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