Toxic algae can be harmful to people and dogs in particular. Avoid contact with the water and any slime on banks. More details here.
Find out what we're doing at Alert Level 1.
The proposed Southland Water and Land Plan is in the appeals stage.
We've completed a whole lot of research and investigations since 2014.
There are many everyday actions, both big and small, that we can do to help improve our waterways.
Read more about Southland’s values, environmental outcomes and steps to reach these targets.
Delve into water quality data, and find out about the environmental outcomes set for sites near you.
Find out more about the latest analysis from our water quality monitoring
A space for sharing information and science behind Southland's complex water system and its health.
Environment Southland, with support from DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand, will be looking at cultivated forage crop paddocks from the air, to identify water quality risks from winter grazing.
Environment Southland’s latest monitoring has found elevated levels of the toxic algae in the Mataura River.
The Southland Regional Forum welcomes five new members to the team to help complete their work over the next 18 months.
Southlanders now have the opportunity to provide input into the public transport plan, which is out for consultation until 5pm, Monday 12 April 2021.
The following meetings of Council and its Committees of the Environment Southland will be held during the month of May 2021.
The following meetings of Council and its Committees will be held in April 2021
The following meetings of the Southland Regional Council (trading as Environment Southland) and its Committees will be held during the month of March 2021.
The following lists the dates, times and venues of the annual round of Liaison Committee meetings for the various catchments in Southland.