#FactsMatter Study after study from engineering to seismic to economic experts have all said the #WaimeaCommunityDam is our future. Yet, WIN still misleads. Where are their experts? Their studies? It’s easy to complain and say ‘No!’ It’s difficult to lead & make tough decisions.
The #WaimeaCommunityDam is a #regionalwatersolution. Having the Dam as a water source for Tasman and Nelson means increased resilience with raw water supplies from 3 sources. When we face droughts and dry times, we can maximize use of these sources to supply #waterfor100years.
As part of the #WaimeaCommunityDam proj, there will be a fund to support biodiversity restoration projects in the River catchment incl the margins of the Waimea Inlet. It will fund at least 3 unique environ protection & enhancement projects per yr for streams, rivers or wetlands.
The #WaimeaCommunityDam’s resource consent requires a new 3-member Biodiv Technical Advisory Group (BTAG) incl experienced ecologists to give independent advice on a management plan and the criteria for a new Biodiversity Compensation Fund for qualified projects.